I just had a quick question for you all. I was working on the finishing touches of the three parts of my sequence of instruction, and I had a thought. Am I reaching too much?
My kickoff activity was a little ambitious. I felt that I could get Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, to come and talk to my class. As if that wasn’t enough, I also wrote, in my kickoff activity, that he would offer to read my students’ friendship memoirs (at my suggestion, of course). I can see that this isn’t very realistic (or is it?). But, there’s no better time or place for me to try something like this, is there?
I’m just wondering if I’ve gone too far. If so, I guess I’ll have to manipulate my kickoff activity. However, I do have other ideas, but could you imagine how cool this would be for the students.
I’m also hoping that my UbD template isn’t formatted terribly. I was a little confused on how I should construct it. I tried to follow the packet example and the templates Dr. Stearns gave us as close as I could, but I’m still a little nervous about this.