Name: Heather Carmichael
Grade Level: Second
Total Duration of Lesson: 30-45 minutes
Subject Area(s): SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY
Lesson Title: Three Snow Bears
PRIMARY LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLO)
A. Student will be able to use the mouse while operating the computer
B. Student will be able to respond to prediction questions from
at an illustration from the story
C. Student will listen to a children's story about an animal s/he
learned about in a previous lesson and will be able to understand how
animal is represented in the story.
D. Student will work independently to complete a work of art
PAINT or similar program
E. Student will compare characteristics of the animal as depicted
story and compare his behaviors to the real animal by preparing a list
and fiction information about the animal.
Information Technology Applications: Learners use multiple information
technology devices to access, organize process, transmit, and
GPS English Language Arts Grades
ELA2R4 The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from
grade-level text. The student explanation of a variety of literary and
a. Reads and listens to a variety of texts for information and pleasure.
b. Makes predictions using prior knowledge.
c. Asks and answers questions about essential narrative elements (e.g.,
beginning middle- end, setting, characters, problems, events,
resolution) of a
read-aloud or independently read text.
d. Retells stories read independently or with a partner.
e. Distinguishes fact from
fiction in a
1. Computer with
2. Topic Literature Web Page :
Book: The Three Snow Bears by Jan
4. Access to the computer and to the PAINT program with
to a printer (color preferred).
5. Markers to be used to enhance printed PAINT drawing
6. Copy of lesson rubric for each group member.
Technologies that will be used in this lesson include: computer with
connection, a picture developed using a computer drawing program, and a
designed website that includes a computer painted picture.
Part I Step One: Introduction
1. Work with a small group of students (2-5). Tell
today you are going to read them a special book about an animal that
been learning about. Can anyone guess what animal this might be?
2. Ask students 2 introduction questions
List of Introductory Questions:
a. What are some things that we have
about the Polar Bear?
b. Would we find a Polar Bear living in South Georgia? Why or why not?
Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcomes
1. Go to the computer and your Topic
website at http://www.valdosta.edu/~hlcarmichae/topic2.html
Students should be grouped around the computer with you so they can see
screen, and have access to using the mouse
take turns pointing to things in your picture.
3. Read each question under the Paint drawing. Ask them to
the answers of what they think. They can also try to point to
words on the screen. With older students you can write more
also ask the students to read the questions themselves.
a. What do
you think the
story is about?
b. What do you think will happen in the story?
c. Who do you think the main characters are in the story?
4. Read the short overview of the story
to the students. That is under the 3 questions
Estimated Time 5 -7 minutes
Show the book to the children. Tell
title, author, illustrator
a VERY brief picture walk and highlight 2-3 aspects of
the story to the children. (If the story is very long, read
or tell key parts of the story or read story in 2 sittings) (Estimated
After you read the story,
Ask students questions about the story and also a question
related to the
animal they have been learning about that was in the story.
was the story really
2. Were our predictions correct?
Assessing the Primary Learning Outcome
Encourage the children to discuss things from the story that they want
in a PAINT drawing.
Open the PAINT program and allow each child to use the mouse to draw
from the story
Print out a copy of the completed drawing for each child, and ask them
what they drew. They can also enhance their group drawing with
Rubric: Do one for each student in the group
Level 3 (5-4 points)
(3- 2 points)
(1- 0 points)
Student is able
to use the mouse to point to things and click with little
Student is able
to use the mouse to control the computer with assistance.
Student is not
able to use the mouse to control the computer.
responded to all the critical thinking prediction questions about the
story in a logical way that indicated knowledge about the animal.
responded with accuracy to two of the critical thinking prediction
difficulty responding to the prediction questions related to the story.
collaboratively with others in the group and was able to create a PAINT
drawing that related to the story
collaboratively with others in the group, but had some difficulty
in identifying something from the story to include in his/her
unable to work with others in the group and/or was unable
to create a drawing in PAINT that reflected the story.
this is a small group activity, the
teacher will work individually with each student to help him or her
who finish their work early will be asked to write a summary of
the story in their own words.