2 class periods of 60 minutes each
This is a literacy activity where students write a script for an "Oprah" television show featuring a cell, tissue, organ and organ system. The participants share what aspect of the system they contribute to and what their relationship is with other parts.
- paper and pencil OR
- word processor on a computer
- student sheet (attached)
Background for Teachers
Time Needed: 50 minutes to write script, 30-50 to perform
- Students need to be in groups of 4-6. Each group should be assigned an organ system (respiratory, digestive, circulatory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endrocrine) It is suggested not to do reproductive, to protect the innocent.
- Each group needed to identify an "Oprah" to ask questions and a cell, tissue, organ or organs and the system itself.
- Students need to write a dialog that clarifies the role each person plays in the system and how it is related to other parts of the system.
- Students should write the script as follows:
Oprah: (smiling) I'd like to thank the ___________system for being here today. Would you each introduce yourselves and tell us a little about what you do?
Cell: Well, I…………….
- Show students student sheet and rubric to guide their work:
- Allow student 2-3 minutes to present their dialogs to the class or have them work in groups with 4 or 5 other groups and present to the larger groups. The best from the larger groups can be presented to class as a whole.
Use scoring rubric attached.
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.