Learning Exercise

Language Arts and Science With NASA:PLUTO!

This is a lesson designed to go hand in hand with the Starchild website (a NASA resource). The site can be used in this case to increase fluency as well as awareness of the planet known as Pluto.
Course: Grade School (3rd) Multiple Subjects

This site is effective for learning about Pluto and increasing fluency. More assignments are on the way! see more


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 will 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. COPYRIGHT 2005 TROY TENHET JR


Technical Notes

You will need a LCD Projector and a live Internet connection.


Students should be reading at or just below their appropriate grade level (in this case it is 3rd grade).


Language Arts, Science, Teaching with Technology

Learning Objectives

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.