Back to learning exercises hit list
Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help

MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: ELL Literacy with NASA: AMELIA THE PIGEON
Submitted by: Troy Tenhet on Jul 20, 2005
Date Last Modified: Jul 25, 2005
Title: ELL Literacy with NASA: AMELIA THE PIGEON
Description: This is a nice listening and speaking activity that ties to the CDE standards. It is Kindergarten leveled.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 2-4 HOURS depending on class size.
Topics: Science, ELD, Language Arts, Technology
Course: Kindergarten
Audience: Grade School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Social skills, Kindergarten communication skills, able to work in groups, pre-taught concept of NASA
Learning Objectives: 1. Students will communicate observations orally and with drawings. 2. Students will describe common events and objects in written and/or spoken words. 3. Students will ask and answer simple questions with simple methods.
Technical Notes: LCD PROJECTOR, LIVE INTERNET, SHOCKWAVE OR JAVA ENABLED
Text of Learning Exercise: Title: ELL Literacy with NASA: Amelia the Pigeon

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Objectives: 1. Students will communicate observations orally and with drawings.
2. Students will describe common events and objects in written and/or spoken
words. 3. Students will ask and answer simple questions with simple methods.

CDE Language Arts: Vocabulary and Concept Development?1.18 Describe common
objects and events in both general and specific language.

CDE Science: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and
conducting careful investigations. Students will: 4e: Communicate observations
orally and through drawings.

CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Listening and Speaking (Beginner) Answer simple
questions with one to two word responses. Respond to simple directions and
questions using physical actions and other means of non-verbal communication
(e.g., matching objects, pointing to an answer, drawing pictures). Begin to
speak with a few words or sentences, using a few standard English grammatical
forms and sounds (e.g., single
words or phrases). Ask and answer questions using phrases or simple sentences.
Retell stories by using appropriate gestures, expressions and illustrative
objects.

BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance.

Anticipatory Website: http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/amelia/index.html

Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Teacher needs to play the audio component of
website. 2. Allow for one-on-one instruction. 3. Model good English and habits.
4. Teacher guided through website. 5. Possible parent involvement exercise. 6.
Students can draw animals. 7. Teacher must model fluent reading of the text. 8.
Use props to act out. 9. Pre-teach any vocabulary building possibility. 10.
Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content.

Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric
building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php .
Additional Information URL: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
Bookmark and Share