Older students use PowerPoint to create alphabet slide shows for younger students.
ABC, alphabet, alphabetical, project, PowerPoint, cross-age
In this lesson, older students create ABC books for younger students. The books might be general ABC books that build letter-sound relationships based on known vocabulary, or books tied to themes that are of interest to younger students or part of their curriculum. Elementary and ESL teachers will love the completed ABC books.
Because the presentations will be created using PowerPoint or another presentation software, the best presentations might be selected for download onto a school Web page, so all students can access them for education or entertainment purposes.
Set guidelines for students to follow as they create the slides. Each letter slide might contain
If students are unfamiliar with the presentation software package being used (e.g., PowerPoint), you might teach the basics in a computer lab setting, and then have students create the title slide (title of the presentation, the student's name and school name) and the first letter slide in the lab setting. After that introduction, this can be a long-term project that students complete on classroom computers. Estimated completion time: 6-8 weeks.
AssessmentStudents will successfully create 28 slides (a title slide, 26 letter slides, and an ending slide) according to the established guidelines. (You might establish a number of slides that must contain images and/or sound.)
Beverly Thomas, Alief Hastings Ninth Grade Center in Houston, TexasEducation World®