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Search > Learning Exercise Results > ELL Literacy with NASA: AMELIA THE PIGEON

Learning Exercise: ELL Literacy with NASA: AMELIA THE PIGEON

Title:
ELL Literacy with NASA: AMELIA THE PIGEON
Material:
Description:
This is a nice listening and speaking activity that ties to the CDE standards. It is Kindergarten leveled.
Course: Kindergarten

Info

Submitted by:
Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D.
Date Last Modified:
July 25, 2005

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: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Categories

Audience

  • Grade School

Topics

Science, ELD, Language Arts, Technology

Requirements

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.

Type of Task

  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team

Technical Notes

LCD PROJECTOR, LIVE INTERNET, SHOCKWAVE OR JAVA ENABLED