Preparation Tips

  • WALK THROUGH THE ANCIENT WORLD - PREPARATION TIPS

    Adequately preparing your class for the Walk Through the Ancient World ensures that students will get the most out of their experience! Refer to your Teacher Preparation Booklet, as well as the Top Ten Checklist and the Detailed Preparation Checklist, for specific information on preparing for the program. Below are some extra tips teachers have used and found helpful.

    Tips for assigning Expert and Character Cards

    (Refer to page 15 of your teacher preparation booklet for the Card Assignment List) Choose the students’ cards for them. This way you can take into account their personality, reading level and other abilities. After introducing the cards, have students write their top 3 choices. Then, you can choose the cards for the students based on their recommendations.

    ancient world 13Randomly draw a student’s name and allow that student to choose their card. Continue until all students have one or more cards (depending on the size of your class).

    List the cards on your classroom’s white board and allow students time to sign up for their favorite character.
    Give students ample time to prepare for their Daily Life Presentation. Some teachers consider this a group research assignment that will be turned in for a grade/credit.

    Student Practice tips:

    • Pairs of students become “acting coaches” and help each other memorize and act out their cards.
      Schedule a “dress rehearsal” in which students perform their Daily Life Presentation. Check to be sure the information is accurate and that the presentation is under 5 minutes.
    • Ask a parent volunteer to check students’ progress on their cards.
    • As students prepare for the Walk Through, it’s a perfect time for teaching lessons featuring fluency, expression, and memorization skills.
      Memorizing and practicing cards are a great activity for students to do when they finish their class work early.
    We want your Walk Through experience to be the best!

    Please feel free to contact us at (714)247-2250 or programs@californiaweekly.com with any questions about the preparation process.

    If you have lesson plan or idea that you’d like to share, please feel free to email us at programs@californiaweekly.com

     

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