Learning Exercise

ELL Literacy with NASA: Alien Asteroids

This lesson is great for student observation, questions, and answers.
Course: 1st Grade

Interactive NASA information site. Follow the asteroid link. See attached assignment. see more


ELL Literacy with NASA: Alien Asteroids

Grade Level: First Grade

Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students
will respond to questions.

CDE Language Arts: 2.0 Reading Comprehension: Comprehension and Analysis of
Grade-Level-Appropriate Text?: 2.2 Respond to who, what, when, where, and how
questions.?2.3 Follow one-step written instructions.?2.4 Use context to resolve
ambiguities about word and sentence meanings.?2.5 Confirm predictions about what
will happen next in a text by identifying key words.?2.7 Retell the central
ideas of simple expository or narrative passages.

CDE Science: Investigation and Experimentation. 4a: Draw pictures that portray
some features of the thing being described. 4b: Record observations and data
with pictures, numbers, or written statements.

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
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.

BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance.

Anticipatory Website: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/newworlds/index.html

Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Students should create visual images in order
to support their understanding. 2. Allow for one-on-one instruction as well as
group collaboration. 3. Model good English and habits. 4. Teacher should pre
teach concept/definition of ASTEROID. 5. Teacher must model fluent reading of
the text. 6. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 7. View the
video with audio enabled.

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


Technical Notes



Reading at grade level, social skills a plus.


Science, ELD, Language Arts, Technology

Learning Objectives

1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions.