Creating A Plan Calendar

Creating A Plan Calendar

Project Planning

Opening

Complete a Quick Write.

  • What parts of this project do you think will be the most time-consuming to complete?
  • What do you think will be relatively straightforward?

Open Notebook

Major and Minor Tasks

Work Time

Review the following timeline for Lessons 11–29 with your teacher.

  • Lessons 11–14: Create and edit written chapter.
  • Lessons 15–20: Gather and edit materials for additional chapters.
  • Lessons 21–25: Upload and publish chapters of your self-portrait.
  • Lessons 26–27: Plan, write, edit, and upload Artist’s Statement.
  • Lessons 28–29: Share and celebrate!

Then, in your Notebook, make lists of the major and minor tasks you will need to do for your project.

  • Major Tasks: What are the biggest, most time-consuming tasks you will need to accomplish to finish your self-portrait? Add to this list as you need to.
  • Minor Tasks: What are the small, straightforward tasks that you will need to complete before you finish your self-portrait? Add to this list as you need to.

Open Notebook

Your Project Planning Calendar

Work Time

Review the Planning Calendar with your teacher. Ask any questions you have.

  • Start to add tasks to your Planning Calendar. Include important deadlines from the Lesson Timeline and from your Self-Portrait Outline and Self-Portrait Checklist. List major and minor tasks. Take into account your goals for the project and your schedule.

Project Planning Feedback

Work Time

At this point, you have outlined your self-portrait and set a timeline for how you plan to accomplish it. Now it’s time to get some feedback on your plan. With a partner, complete the following steps.

  • Briefly explain your vision for your self-portrait to your partner.
  • Go over your Self-Portrait Outline and Planning Calendar with your partner, explaining how you plan to accomplish your vision.
  • Provide your partner with feedback on his or her ideas: can you think of any additional ideas that might add to your partner’s work? Is there part of the self-portrait that you would like to see developed in greater detail? What do you think is the most interesting piece of what your partner is planning?
  • Provide your partner with feedback on his or her work plan: does the plan seem reasonable? Are there parts that you think might take more time than your partner has allotted? Do you have any ideas that might help your partner streamline his or her process?
  • Take some time to revise your Self-Portrait Outline and Planning Calendar based on your partner’s feedback.

Project Planning Tips

Closing

Share your project planning tips with your classmates.

  • What ideas did you have for prioritizing and scheduling your work?

Project Planning Steps

Homework

What is the first step on your Planning Calendar? It’s time to get to work!

  • Begin working on your project, filling in your Planning Calendar and checking off items on your Self-Portrait Checklist as you go.