Should be able to sound out words and work with peers. Eliminate the tech element if you need to.
1. Students will draw their observations. 2. Students will type rough drafts with Word. 3. Students will organize thoughts into paragraphs.
LCD PROJECTOR AND LIVE INTERNET
Text of Learning Exercise:
Grade Level: First Grade
Lesson Title: Discovering Hurricanes
Objectives: 1. Students will draw their observations. 2. Students will type rough drafts with Word. 3. Students will organize thoughts into paragraphs.
CDE Science: Investigation and Experimentation 4. 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. 4a: Draw pictures that portray some features of the thing being described. 4b: Record observations and data with pictures, numbers, or written statements.
CDE Language Arts: 1.0 Writing Strategies: Students write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Their writing shows they consider the audience and purpose. Students progress through the stages of the writing process (e.g.,
prewriting, drafting, revising, editing successive versions). Organization and Focus: 1.1 Select a focus when writing. 1.2: Use descriptive words when writing. Penmanship: 1.3: Print legibly and space letters, words, and sentences appropriately.
NETS: #1: Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies. #5: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom. #6: Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology. #7: Practice responsible use of technology systems and software.
Anticipatory Set: Students will visit site at http://www.fema.gov/kids/hurr.htm
Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as an art and writing/typing project. 3. Assess as needed to drive instruction. 4. Monitor the use of the Internet. 5. Employ the use of graphic organizers. 6. Teach the tech side (Word).
Critical Student Tasks: 1. Vigorously question the instructor. 2. Use the Internet in a responsible manner. 3. Write down observations in science journal. 4. Work collaboratively with peers. 5. Create and share drawings. 6. Create Word Document.
Assessment: Informal as needed with observations by teacher during class time. Formal with the effort and achievement rubric. Final presentation will be judged according to E/A rubric. Copyright 2004 Troy Tenhet Jr.