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Environmental Charter School 2nd Grade Persuasive Writing Project: Section 2C (Mrs. Shupak & Ms. Catello)

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Between March 7th and March 20th, SLB worked with 72 second graders at The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park as we used the tools of radio broadcasting to sharpen self-expression and persuasive writing.  This page contains work written and recorded by Section 2C. Additional pages contain work for Sections 2A and 2B.  Special thanks to Shannon Shupak, Carly Catello, Amy Lassiter, Diane Karichko, Joseph Burke and Nikole Sheaffer (Environmental Charter School) and Matt Luskey (Western Pa. Writing Project).

 

Day 1. Mini-Autobiographies

After learning about the proper use of microphones, students learned about digital recording and more about each other by writing and recording a short autobiography.

 

 

Download Audio FileAdam [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Adam.mp3]

Download Audio FileAdela [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Adela.mp3]

Download Audio FileAlexey [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Alexey.mp3]

Download Audio FileAngela [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Angela.mp3]

Download Audio FileAries [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Aries.mp3]

Download Audio FileAugustine [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Augustine.mp3]

Download Audio FileBrisa [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Brisa.mp3]

Download Audio FileCassidy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Cassidy.mp3]

Download Audio FileChase [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Chase.mp3]

Download Audio FileElise [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Elise.mp3]

Download Audio FileFrancesco [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Francesco.mp3]

Download Audio FileGabe [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Gabe.mp3]

Download Audio FileJacy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Jacy.mp3]

Download Audio FileJohanna [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Johanna.mp3]

Download Audio FileKeonha [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Keonha.mp3]

Download Audio FileMarley.mp3 [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Marley.mp3]

Download Audio FileMiles [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Miles.mp3]

Download Audio FileMilo [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Milo.mp3]

Download Audio FileNinaad [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Ninaad.mp3]

Download Audio FileOtto [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Otto.mp3]

Download Audio FileRakiyah [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Rakiyah.mp3]

Download Audio FileSam [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Sam.mp3]

Download Audio FileZiggy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-07 Mini-Autobiographies – Day 1/Ziggy.mp3]

 

 

Day 2. Friendship Commercials

 

Building upon the writing and speaking skills acquired in Day 1, each student wrote and recorded a commercial advertising why he or she would be a good friend using the OREO writing method — Opinion, Reason, Example/Explanation, Opinion.

 

Download Audio FileAdam [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Adam.mp3]

Download Audio FileAdela [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Adela.mp3]

Download Audio FileAlexey [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Alexey.mp3]

Download Audio FileAngela [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Angela.mp3]

Download Audio FileAries [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Aries.mp3]

Download Audio FileAugustine [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Augustine.mp3]

Download Audio FileBrisa [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Brisa.mp3]

Download Audio FileCassidy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Cassidy.mp3]

Download Audio FileChase [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Chase.mp3]

Download Audio FileElise [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Elise.mp3]

Download Audio FileEna [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Ena+.mp3]

Download Audio FileFrancesco [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Francesco.mp3]

Download Audio FileGabe [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Gabe.mp3]

Download Audio FileJacy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Jacy+.mp3]

Download Audio FileJohanna [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Johanna+.mp3]

Download Audio FileKeonha [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Keonha.mp3]

Download Audio FileMarley [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Marley+.mp3]

Download Audio FileMiles [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Miles.mp3]

Download Audio FileMilo [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Milo+.mp3]

Download Audio FileNinaad [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Ninaad+.mp3]

Download Audio FileOtto [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Otto.mp3]

Download Audio FileRakiyah [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Rakiyah+.mp3]

Download Audio FileSam [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Sam.mp3]

Download Audio FileZiggy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-08 Friendship Commercials – Day 2/Ziggy.mp3]

 

 

Day 3.  Town Hall Meeting Summary

 

Based on the persuasive writing skills developed on Day 2, students broadened their focus from themselves to the world in preparation for writing a powerful public service announcement encouraging adults to adopt more responsible environmental behavior.  We began with a town hall meeting to identify behaviors to encourage.

 

Download Audio FileTown Hall Meeting Summary [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-11 Town Hall Meeting Summary – Day 3/VoxPop_ShupakCatello.mp3]

 

 

Days 4 and 5. Persuasive Editorials

 

Each student selected a behavior or issue generated during the Town Hall meeting, after which they wrote and recorded a PSA designed to persuade adults to change their behavior toward the environment.

 

Download Audio FileAdam [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Adam_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileAdela [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Adela_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileAlexey [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Alexey_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileAngela [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Angela_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileAries [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Aries_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileAugustine [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Augustine_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileCassidy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Cassidy_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileChase [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Chase_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileElise [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Elise_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileEna [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Ena_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileGabe [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Gabe_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileJacy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Jacy_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileJohanna [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Johanna_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileKeonha [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Keonha_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileMarley [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Marley_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileMiles [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Miles_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileMilo [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Milo_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileNinaad [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Ninaad_PSA_edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileOtto [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Otto_PSA_Edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileRakiyah [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Rakiyah_PSA_Edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileSam [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Sam_PSA_Edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileSonny [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Sonny_PSA_Edit.mp3]

Download Audio FileZiggy [audio:http://slbradio.org/mp3/pghyouthradiocorps/schools/ECS/2C – Mrs Shupak Ms Catello/2013-03-18 Persuasive Editorials – Days 4 and 5/Ziggy_PSA_Edit.mp3]

 

 

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  • Elizabeth Sochor says:

    Sam’s remarks and the understanding of the environment were exceptional ! For a second grade student i was completely blown away by the clear and intelligent speaking of such a young man. Very impressive…his parents i am sure are very proud!

  • Joe Burke says:

    These are all so great! The friendship commercials are wonderful. From telling jokes to sharing to playing games together, I think that each of these second graders would make a great friend.

    The persuasive editorials are moving. These students have big issues on their minds and the research needed to move us adults to action.

    Thank you SLB Radio, Mrs. Shupak, and Ms. Catello for all of your work on this project!

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