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Young scholars read a story called Computer Program Tracks Lunch Choices and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events literacy lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, solving math word problems, and creating a list of healthful alternatives to lunch choices.
Students complete an activity that illustrates the concepts of giving accurate instructions and computer programming. They also identify the relationship of the instructions/code to computer programming. Students then create a peanut butter sandwich by writing an HTML web page and use programmable robots.
Middle schoolers work with a partner to gather information on a question from two sources using a computer program and the Internet. They also write a report with visuals to air on closed-circuit TV for the school. Use this lesson to practice incorporating multimedia into an expository report.
Students are given a play telephone, the students correctly dial their phone number 3 out of 5 times. They use the computer program A to Zap!, students complete the telephone activity by correctly clicking on the numbers of the phone numbers given 3 out of 5 times. Students correctly write and recite their telephone number 3 out of 3 times.
Students use peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a method for learning computer programming skills. In this computer programming instructional activity, students write a detailed, step-by-step program for how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students input their instructions to the computer and the teacher makes the programs.
Students experience creating their own graphs on graph paper and the computer program "Graph Club." They approach this task by utilizing food as their primary source for the activities. In addition, they interact with their peers as they explain their graphs to them and answer any questions they may have about their graphs.
To introduce learners to the ways people share information through the use of technology, the class makes podcasts. Each child chooses anything he is curious about regarding the Arctic or Antarctic regions. Learners then complete a KWL chart and record and post three podcasts, one for each umbrella of the KWL chart. The lesson plan focuses on technological competency and can be used with any subject or theme.
Your learners practice writing ideas on paper and logically presenting them in an organized manner. They brainstorm ways to write down ideas while creating a travelogue about a particular U.S. geographic region. When they present completed work to the rest of the class, help them compare and contrast spoken and written forms.
Fifth graders explore the concept of credit. In this consumer education lesson plan, the teacher uses the book Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars to lead the class in a discussion about credit, debit, and income. Students then analyze their own spending habits and decipher a credit card statement. This lesson plan includes one whole class activity and two small group activity.
Working in small teams, students analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching campaign spearheaded by African-Americans. The information each team culls from the documents is then placed on a large class timeline.