Name: Angela Gilbert
School/Mentor Teacher: Hahira Elementary/Melissa Stephens
Grade Level: K
Subject Areas: Technology Integration, Language Arts, & Fine Arts
Total Duration of Lesson: About 45 minutes
Title of Lesson
Learning With Technology & Literature
Primary Learning Outcomes
The primary learning outcomes to be achieved with this lesson include:
A. Student will be able to use the mouse while operating the computer
B. Student will be able to develop a picture using a drawing program on the computer.
Related QCC Standards
A. Grade: K
Strand: Basic Skills
5 Topic: Basic Skills
Standard: Operates basic technology tools and applications.
B. Grade: K
Strand: Visual Arts
3 Topic: Artistic Skills and Knowledge: Creating, Performing, Producing
Standard: Uses a variety of art materials and techniques to model, construct, and compose original artworks.
Materials and Equipment
1. Book: Pendziwol, J. (1999). No dragons for tea: fire safety for kids (and dragons). Canada: Kids Can Press Ltd.
2. Computer with Internet connection
3. Computer drawing program
5. Disks (one for each student’s picture)
6. Pencil and paper (to make notes for lesson plan assessment and reflections)
7. Modification of lesson developed by Dr. Diane L. Judd
Technologies that will be used in this lesson include: computer with Internet connection, printer, computer drawing program, and website of Paint Picture & Story. Students will use computers to view examples of pictures developed with a paint program. Students will use a computer drawing program to draw a picture related to the story. Copy of my Paint website included with this lesson plan.
Website Title: Paint Picture & Story of No Dragons for Tea: fire safety for kids (and dragons) and URL: http://www.valdosta.edu/~argilber/paint.html
Step One: Introduction
Have a small group of students go to a computer. Tell students that today you are going to read a special book to them and they will get to draw a picture on the computer. Explain that the book you are going to read is about a little girl who bumps into a dragon and invites him to spend the day with her and have tea at her house, where he accidentally sneezes and sets the house on fire. After reading the book, No Dragons for Tea: fire safety for kids (and dragons) have students draw a picture on the computer using a drawing program about the part of the book that they liked best.
Introduction questions: (Introduce
lesson topic/subject & find out students' previous knowledge with
four or more questions)
1. Have you ever read a book about fire safety before?
2. If you were able to meet a dragon what would you invite him to do?
3. Would you like to have tea with a dragon?
4. Can you tell me something about fire safety procedures?
Relate lesson to students' lives today and/or future:
No Dragons for Tea:
fire safety for kids (and
dragons) book will tell us
some interesting facts
about who to call and the correct procedures to follow in the
event of a fire emergency. Explain to students that while
reading this book,
maybe they could locate the fire exit in the classroom. In
addition, the fire safety information
will be helpful for their everyday activities at home and at school..
Students control the computer and go to your
Paint picture website. Explain how picture was developed on the
computer. Tell students they will draw a picture on the computer
about their favorite part of the book that you are going to read to
(Have students sit at the computer where they can control
the mouse and computer. Assist students, if needed, to scroll
up and down on Paint picture Web page.) Share your Paint
and story summary. Ask students one or more critical thinking
questions about the ending of the story.
Teaching the Primary
Read selected book, No Dragons for Tea: fire safety for kids (and dragons), by Jean Pendziwol to students. After reading the book to the students, have students draw a picture using a drawing program on the computer of their favorite part of the story.
oral reading strategies, such as picture walk, to introduce the book to
students. While reading the book to students, discuss story with
students and ask questions to check for understanding of story.
Check for understanding before going on: (List four or more
questions to ask students while reading the book.)
1. What did the little girl and the dragon have for a snack?
2. How did the fire start?
3. Who dialed 911?
4. How did the girl and the dragon get out of the house?
5. Was the dragon upset about the fire? If so, why?
Provide practice and
feedback related to the primary learning outcomes: Teacher
will ask at least two critical thinking questions and take
notes of students' answers for lesson assessment.
1. If you were a dragon, what snacks would you like to eat and what games would you like to play?
2. If you were a firefighter, how would you stay safe when fighting fires?
Guided Practice: Assist students to open the drawing program
and demonstrate how to
use some of the drawing tools. Allow students to have some
time with the drawing program and teacher will assist when needed.
Independent Practice: Students will draw a picture of their
favorite part of the book, No Dragons for
Tea: fire safety for kids (and
dragons), using a computer
program. Tteacher will observe
students using the computer
and give assistance
when needed. If possible print two copies
of each student’s paint picture (one for student and one for your
notebook). Also save students’ pictures on disks
As--->File name (give name with no spaces)--->Save as type
or gif)--->Save in (A:)]. If possible save
students' pictures on computers, just in case something happens to the
pictures on the disks.
About 25 minutes
Students will discuss their pictures and explain how they made their pictures in the drawing program to you. Have students discuss some of the interesting facts about the ocean that they found in the story. Ask students if they were going to draw another picture in the drawing program, what would they draw? Explain to students that most computers have drawing programs and maybe they could draw another picture at home or school. Teacher will review how to find the drawing program on most computers: Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Paint
Tell students that you are going to put their picture on the Internet and they will be able to go on the Internet and share their pictures with friends and family. (If possible teacher should take brief notes during the lesson and concluding discussions for the lesson plan's assessment and reflections to be added later.)
About 10 minutes
Assessment the Primary
A. Technology Integration
Student will be assessed through observation while using the mouse to control the computer and using the drawing program.
Satisfactory: Student is able to use the mouse to control the computer to view the Paint Web page and to explore the drawing program.
Needs Improvement: Student is not able to use the mouse to control the computer to view the Paint Web page and to explore the drawing program.
B. Fine Arts
Student will be assessed by the development of a picture using the drawing program.
Satisfactory: Student is able to develop a picture through the use of the drawing program.
Needs Improvement: Student is not able to develop a picture through the use of the drawing program.
Links for Accommodations for Special Students
1. Select one of your students that has special needs from the conceptual factor information of your practicum class. Describe the student in your class with special needs in two or more sentences.. (Do not use the student's real name. You could refer to the student as "the special student.") One student is developmentally delayed and not able to perform as well as other students with some of his motor skills. This lesson would be difficult for him, because he would have problems manipulating the mouse to create a picture in the paint program.
2. Explain what you would add or change in
plan to accommodate your special student? I
demonstrated for him how to access the paint program so he can go there
and practice using the mouse and drawing, but for this lesson I
would draw an out line of his picture for him and let him
use the the tools in the program to color the picture
and add simples shapes to make the his picture more peronalable.
b. Describe and
give examples of how your Paint lesson encouraged students'
development of critical
thinking and problem solving.
c. Describe and
give examples of how students were engaged in learning and
responded during your lesson.
Give specific examples of what the students did
to show they were
engaged in learning during
2. Describe and give examples that illustrate how the
achieved each assessment of your lesson.
Give the achievement level (satisfactory or unsatisfactory)
List specific examples (as evidence) that illustrate how your students on each part of the lesson's assessment.
A. Technology Integration:
Student assessed through observation while using the mouse to control the computer and using the drawing program.
Student One: Satisfactory - The student was able to use the paint program software and mouse to draw their picture.
Student Two: Satisfactory - The student was able to use the paint program software and mouse to draw their picture.
B. Fine Arts:
Student assessed by the development of a picture using the drawing program.
Student One: Satisfactory - The student was able to draw a picture using the paint program.
Student Two: Satisfactory - The student was able to draw a picture using the paint program.
3. Describe what you would change or do differently if you taught
lesson again. (Give specific examples)
If I taught this lesson again, I would try to lower distarctions by
making sure there were not other students in the library. My
students handled it very well, but the other students became too
interested and lurked around the computers.
Paint Lesson developed for Kindergarteners at Hahira Elementary School
||1. If you were a dragon,
what snacks would you like to eat and what games would you like to play?
2. If you were a firefighter, how would you stay safe when fighting fires?
If I were a dragon I would eat green beans, oranges, turkey, and
candy. If I were a dragon I would like to play Candy Land, and
2. If I were a fire fighter I would stay safe
by wearing a mask, a helmet, a firesuit and using a hose.
Picture from the Paint Lesson
|| The little girl and dragon
talking to each other at the beach.
|Answers & Comments to the Critical Thinking Questions by Students||
1.If I were a dragon I would like to eat chicken, apples, applesauce and pancakes. If I were a dragon I would like to play chinese checkers and tag.
2. If I were a fire fighter I would stay safe by wearing an oxygen mask, boots, and use a fire hose with water, becuase water puts out fire.
Picture from the Paint Lesson
|Description of Picture & Comments by Student about their Picture||
This is the little girl and the dragon playing in the sand.