“All About Me” T-Shirt Activity OBJECTIVES: TSWBAT brainstorm ideas using various Thinking Maps (TMs) and write in complete sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation. (dependent clauses). I. Bellwork : Answer the following question(s) in complete sentence(s): What is the purpose of Thinking Maps? A Circle Map? A Bubble Map? (***A lesson on Multiple Intelligence will occur before the T-shirt activity. The students will assess their MI levels.) You will use Circle Maps and Bubble Maps to generate ideas about the following: 1. favorite place 2. most memorable moment 3. a word that best describes him/her 4. a wish he/she would like to have granted [Your photo will go in the middle of the T-shirt on the front. Above your picture, write your Multiple Intelligence level. If you have more than one MI from which to select, choose only one.] II. Guided Practice A. Draw 3 Circle Maps. B. In the center circle of each map, write the following 3 ideas: 1. favorite place 2. most memorable moment 3. a wish you would like granted Once you have selected only one idea for each, circle that idea and write one reason why you chose each idea. C. Draw a Bubble Map with 4 attached bubbles. D. Write “words that best describe me” in the center bubble. E. Write 4 words that you think best describe you in the attached bubbles. Once you have selected only one word that best describes you, circle that word and write one reason why you chose this word. Example Sentences: Putting Your Ideas Together 1. My favorite place is Gatlinburg, Tennessee because there are a great deal of activities to do and the weather is nice. 2. My most memorable moment was finishing my Master’s because it was very difficult to attend school while teaching. Therefore, I felt a sense of accomplishment. 3. A wish I would like to have granted would be for all of my students to pass the iLEAP and LEAP tests this year because passing is a great accomplishment. 4. A word that best describes me is silly because I like to joke around. III. Independent Practice: You will get into groups to complete your T-shirts. A. Materials Managers: get the materials and throw away group’s trash B. Time Keeper: monitors the time and lets group members know how much time remains C. Speaker: If the group has a question to which they cannot determine the answer, the speaker will ask the teacher. D. Task Manager: monitors group members’ progress and keeps members “on track” Example T-shirts and Scores Example T-shirts and Scores Grading Rubric 4 pts. total • One complete sentence with an explanation/reason @ ¼ pt. each for a total of 1 pt. • One colorful illustration for each sentence @ ¼ pt. each for a total of 1 pt. • Photo 1 pt. • T-shirt is nicely rendered, all instructions were followed and completed, and sentences and illustrations are clear and readable 1 pt. 4 pts. total Your sentences should appear directly behind the appropriate illustration.