Should read and write at or around the 3rd grade level.
1. Students will read aloud narrative and expository text with fluency and proper intonation. 2. Students will write a paragraph. 3. Students will follow instructions.
Need LCD and live Internet
Text of Learning Exercise:
Lesson Title: Nine Planets Paragraphs
Grade Level: Third
Objectives: 1. Students will read aloud narrative and expository text with fluency and proper intonation. 2. Students will write a paragraph. 3. Students will follow instructions.
CDE Science: Investigation and Experimentation: 5. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. 5a. Repeat observations to improve accuracy and know that the results of similar scientific investigations seldom turn out exactly the same because of differences in the things being investigated, methods being used, or uncertainty in the observation.
CDE Language Arts: Reading 1.2 Decode regular multisyllabic words. 1.3 Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently and accurately and with appropriate pacing,
intonation, and expression. Writing 1.1: Create a single paragraph.
Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. This is an individual activity. 2. Coordinate help from peer helpers. 3. It is a writing/G.O. activity. 4. Teacher must successfully navigate the websites. 5. Teacher will facilitate the instruction and discussion. 6. This is a 1-2 day activity. 7. This will practice fluency/comprehension and writing.
Critical Student Tasks: 1. Students will work alone. 2. Students will work as peer helpers (when needed). 3. Students will read Internet text and view the pictures. 4. Students will use dictionaries to define assigned terms (if needed). 5. Students will ask questions and record data from observations. 6. Students will work hard and effectively. 7. Students will refer to the E/A rubric for expectations. 8. Students will orally read Internet text to the class. 9. Students will create paragraphs.
Assessment: Informally through teacher observation. Formally by using the effort and achievement rubric.