Read just below, at, or above grade level. Understand the concept of the Internet.
Students will read text aloud with fluency and proper intonation.
Need LCD and live Internet connection.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Title: Mercury, Read All About It!
Objective: 1. Students will read Internet text correctly and with proper meter and intonation. CDE Language Arts: Reading 1.0 Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development. Students understand the basic features of reading. They select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading. Decoding and Word Recognition: 1.1 Know and use complex word families when reading (e.g., -ight) to decode unfamiliar words. 1.2 Decode regular multi-syllabic words. 1.3 Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently and accurately and with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression. Anticipatory Website: http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/solar_system.html
Primary Website: http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/mercury.html Critical Tasks (Student and Teacher): 1. Teacher must have an LCD Projector and a live Internet connection. 2. Teacher will facilitate discussion and will navigate to the appropriate sites. 3. All students must eventually participate in this lesson. 4. Readers will be assigned one buddy to help them through the text. 5. Teacher will
play the audio (on the site) before and after students take their respective turns. 6. This lesson is part of a 14 lesson series (so incorporate them all!). 7. This lesson is designed to raise the cognitive levels of all students that participate. Assessment: Teacher can informally observe or can create a 1-4 point rubric that spells out each level of proficiency. If the rubric is used, it must be explained and posted prior to the lesson(s).