Grade Level: K
Subject Areas: Technology Integration, Children's Literature
Approximate Time for lesson 30 -35 minutes (This lesson can be
presented in 2
PRIMARY LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLO)
The primary learning outcomes to be achieved with this
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 cooperatively in small group to relate
about the story and will make a drawing about the story using the
Technology Applications: Learners use multiple information technology
to access, organize process, transmit, and communicate information.
Language Arts Grade: K
The student acquires and uses grade-level words
to communicate effectively.
a. Listens to a variety of texts and uses new vocabulary in oral
ELAKLSV1 The student uses oral and visual skills to communicate.
g. Communicates effectively when relating experiences and
1. Computer with
2. Topic Literature
Web Page http://www.valdosta.edu/~lkloveless/topic2.html
the Flamingo by Marilyn Sheffield Illustrated
4.Access to the
computer and to the
PAINT program with computer connected 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?
Ask students 2 introduction questions
of Introductory Questions:
are some things we learned about flamingos?
What does a flamingo look like?
(Estimated time 2 minutes)
Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcomes
Go to the computer and your Topic Literature
website at http://www.valdosta.edu/~username/topiclit.html Students
grouped around the computer with you so they can see the screen, and
access to using the mouse
take turns pointing to things in your picture.
3 Read each question under the Paint
them to predict the answers of what they think. They can also try
point to certain words on the screen. With older students you can
more questions and also ask the students to read the questions
YOUR PREDICTION QUESTIONS HERE:
is the flamingo’s location?
b. How is the flamingo standing?
c. Is it hot where the flamingo
is, or cold?
4. Read the short overview of the story to the students. That
under the 3 questions
Estimated Time 5 -7
the book to the children. Tell them the
title, author, illustrator
VERY brief picture walk and
highlight 2-3 aspects of the book
the story to the children. (If the story is
very long, read or tell key parts of the story or read story in 2
time 10-15 minutes)
After you read the story,
Ask student’s questions about the story and also a question
related to the
animal they have been learning about that was in the story.
1. Why did
Fizza the Flamingo
want to get away from his home?
2. Can anyone
name one animal Fizza the flamingo met while in the desert?
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
one for each
student in the group
Level 3 (5- 4
Level 2 (3-
Level 1 (1-
Student is able to use the mouse to point
to things and click with little or assistance
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.
Student responded to all the critical
thinking prediction questions about the story in a logical way that
indicated knowledge about the animal.
Student responded with accuracy to two of
the critical thinking prediction questions
Student had difficulty responding to
the prediction questions related to the story.
Student worked collaboratively with others
in the group and was able to create a PAINT drawing that related to the
Student worked collaboratively with others
in the group, but had some difficulty in identifying
something from the story to include in his/her PAINT drawing
Student was 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 complete the
who complete the
work before the other students can DRAW OR WRITE ABOUT THE ANIMAL IN
THEY CAN add pictures to enhance their finished product.