Name: Melissa Rainey
School/Mentor Teacher: Mrs. Kelley Felts
Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten
Subject Areas: Language Arts, Technology
Date Taught: October 9, 2003
Total Duration of Lesson: 35 minutes
Title of Lesson:
Seeing Brown Bear and his Colors
Primary Learning Outcomes:
The primary learning outcomes to be achieved with this lesson include:
A. With teacher guidance, student will be able to use the mouse while operating the computer.
B. Student will be able to discuss questions about the literature story.
C. With teacher guidance, student will be able to develop a picture using a drawing program on the computer.
Questions students should be able to answer after completing this
A. Show me and tell me about how you used the mouse when you worked the computer.
B. Critical Thinking Questions related to the literature book: 1. What is your favorite color and animal from this book, can you recognize something else that is this color? 2. What are some of your favorite things that you eat that are ____? (fill in color) 3. What kind of sounds do these animals make? (These should be the critical thinking questions in Step 2 of your lesson plan.)
C. Describe how you made your picture on the computer.
Related QCC Standards:
A. Grade: Pre-Kindergarten
Strand: Basic Skills
5 Topic: Basic Skills
Standard: Operates basic technology tools and applications.
B. Grade: Pre-Kindergarten
Strand: Written Communication
39 Topic: Literature
Standard: Responds to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about literature.
C. Grade: Pre-Kindergarten
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: Carle, Eric (1992). Brown bear, Brown bear, What do you see? Henry Holt and Company: New York.
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 paint program to draw a picture related to the story. Copy of my Paint website included with this lesson plan.
Website Title: Paint Picture and Story of Green Eggs and Ham and URL: http://www.valdosta.edu/~merainey/paint.html
Step One: Introduction
Have a small group of students go to a computer. Tell the 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 brown bear and all of his animal friends and the colors that they are. After you read them the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?, then tell them that they will get to draw a picture on the computer about the part of the book that they liked the best.
Introduction questions: Brown bear is a bear
with many animal friends who are many different colors. Have you
ever read Brown Rabbit's Day or any other books about
animal's colors? Do you think it would be fun to have
friends who are all very different, but still very fun? What
different brightly colored animals have you
seen before? Can you tell me somewhere you
have been where there are brightly
Relate lesson to students' lives today and/or future: Brown, Bear, Brown Bear, What
do you see? will help
us all recognize colors better, and learn about some new animals. While we are reading this book,
maybe we could find some other objects that are these colors and name
places these animals live? This information will be helpful for
field trip to the farm/zoo, and it will also help when we need to learn
Have students go to your Paint picture website
and explain that you have made a picture on the computer as an example
of one of your favorite books, Green
Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Suess .
Have students sit at the computer where they can control the
and computer. Assist students, if needed, to scroll up and
on Paint picture Web page.) Share your Paint picture.
About 10 minutes
Step Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcomes
Explain to the students that you have selected a special book that you are going to read to them. After we read our book then you will get to draw a picture on the computer of your favorite part of the story. Teacher will read book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Eric Carle, to students. Teacher will use oral reading strategies, such as picture walk, to introduce the book to students.
Check for understanding before going on: Teacher will discuss
story and ask questions while reading to
1. Bring fruit and ask them to recognize apple-red,
orange-orange, banana-yellow, cucumber-green, blueberry-blue,
2. Ask them to find each color in the room.
3. Where have they seen these animals?
Provide practice and feedback related to the primary learning outcomes: Teacher will ask at least two critical thinking questions: What is your favorite animal and color from this book, and can you name something else that is this color? What are some of your favorite things that you eat that are ____? (fill in color) What kind of sounds do these animals make?
Assist students to open the drawing program and demonstrate how to
use some of the drawing tools. Students will have some
exploration time with the drawing program and teacher will assist when
Students will draw a picture of their favorite part of the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? using the computer drawing program. During this drawing process teacher 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 technology notebook). Also save students’ pictures on disks [File--->Save As--->File name (give name with no spaces)--->Save as type ( jpg or gif)--->Save in (A:)].
About 20 minutes
Have students discuss their pictures and explain how they made their pictures in the Paint program to their teacher and peers. Have students discuss some of the interesting facts about the colors and animals that you found in the story. Ask students if they were going to draw another picture, 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 their 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 5 minutes
Assessment the Primary Learning Outcomes:
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 control the computer and use the mouse to view the Paint Web page and explore the drawing program.
Unsatisfactory: Student is not able to control the computer or use the mouse when viewing the Paint Web page and exploring the drawing program.
B. Language Arts
Student will be assessed for answers to the questions.
Satisfactory: Student is able to write or dictate answers that make sense to the presented questions in reference to the story.
Unsatisfactory: Student is not able to write or dictate answers that make sense to the presented questions in reference to the story.
C. 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.
Unsatisfactory: 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 needs special attention. Describe the student in your class with special needs. (Do not use the student's real name. You could refer to the student as "the special student.") My student that is suspected to have ADHD is always wild, and off task, he never listens, and I feel is sometimes bored with his activities, so he acts up to make up for it. He is very intelligent, and catches on to things very quickly. He needs activities to capture his attention, and keep him entertained.
2. List the specific URL address of one Internet resource website, where you found information to assist you to work with your special needs student. Information for assisting special students: Links for Accommodations for Special Students or you can do a search. URL: What you need to know about ADHD
3. Explain what you would add to this lesson plan to accommodate your special student? I would probably add a visual aid of some sort tha has bright colors, and take him directly to the computer, which keeps his attention very well.
1. Describe and give examples of how the students were engaged in learning and responded during your lesson.
The students were very engaged during my lesson because they love anything to do with colors. As they identified different things around the classroom that were different colors, they got excited, even John, who does not get happy easily. He likes the book, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?" very much, so that helped me interest him as well. Jade was yelling and pointing at objects she saw.
2. Describe and give examples that illustrate how the
students achieved each assessment of your lesson. Give the
achievement level (satisfactory or unsatisfactory) for each
assessment for each of your students. (Give specific examples (as evidence) that illustrate
how your students did for each part of the lesson's assessment.)
a. Technology Integration:
Student One: Jade- She navigated the paint lesson all by herself, and created her picture, which looks very much like a cat, so I could tell she learned a little bit about the computer to be able to do it on her own.
Student Two: John- He pretty much created the picture by himself. I had to help him point the mouse at the little areas, and I also helped him identify the buttons to accessorize his picture.
b. Language Arts:
Student One: Jade- She recognized colors right away with no problem when asked to identify them.
Student Two: John- He recognized colors right away as well, and also developed his language arts skills by helping me read the book. We read it together.
c. Fine Arts:
Student One: Jade- She created her picture and drew with the computer nicely.
Student Two: John- He painted a brown bear as well as worked with his picture on the computer.
3. Describe what you would change or do different if you taught
this lesson again. I would
teach the students a little bit more about the computer program before
we sat down, so that they understood how to do them right away.
Paint Pictures by
Paint Lesson developed by Melissa Rainey for Pre-Kindergarteners at Cook County Preschool
||1. What is your favorite animal and
color from this book? Can you recognize anything else this
2. What are some of your favorite things you eat that are ____? (fill in color)
3. What kind of sounds do these animals make?
||1. My favorite animal from Brown Bear,
Brown Bear was the purple kitty. I see that heart over Mrs.
Kelley's desk that is purple too!
2. Grapes are my favorite purple thing
to eat. Apple-red, Goldfish-orange, Chicken soup-yellow, fruit
3. A cat meows like this.....MEOW.
||This picture is of a purple cat from the book like you
told me to do! I think he looks a little fat....there is a tree
up in the corner too with a white door.
||1. Brown Bear is my
favorite because he is the first one in the book. The trees
outside are brown, and the trash can, too.
2. Hamburgers are my favorite thing to
eat...I guess they are brown, right? Strawberries- red, green-
green beans, orange-hot dog.
3. A bear roars when he is mad.
||My picture is of brown bear from the story and he is
playing with some birds, too.