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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: NASA RESOURCE DRIVEN INSTRUCTION: THE MOON
Submitted by: Troy Tenhet on Feb 16, 2005
Date Last Modified: Feb 16, 2005
Title: Language Arts and Science with NASA: The Moon, Read All About It!
Description: This lesson seeks to increase fluency, social skills, and vocabulary.
Type of Task: Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 2-4 hours
Topics: Fluency and Vocabulary Development
Course: 3rd Grade Multiple Subjects
Audience: Grade School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Read just below, at, or above reading level (3rd).
Learning Objectives: Students will read Internet text aloud with fluency, accuracy, and correct intonation.
Technical Notes: Need an LCD and a live Internet connection.
Text of Learning Exercise: Title: The Moon, Read All About It!

Grade: Third

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/moon.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 wil l 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).
COPYRIGHT 2005 TROY TENHET JR
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