Grade: 2-3
Subject: Computer Writing
This lesson will integrate techonolgy and language arts as students listen to stories, complete comprehension activities,use critical thinking to select their favorite story, and write a paragraph supporting their choice.
Language Arts

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.The learner will make connections through the use of oral language, written language, and media and technology
2.The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed
3.The learner will use a variety of technologies to access, analyze, interpret, synthesize, apply, and communicate information
Teacher Objectives-
1.Read a variety of texts, including
2.Identify and interpret elements of fiction
3.Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes
Computers, access to the internet, note cards, activity sheets, books
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

Show students a selection of books that are read on the website Ask students if they "read" with their eyes, ears, or brains? Reading is more than seeing words on a page. Today students will use a variety of senses to see, hear, and feel three different stories. They will select one and explain why they like it best.

2. Lesson Progression-

Instead of reading the stories, students will use the website to listen to and follow along with three different stories. Show the website to the students and show them how to select stories. Show students how to complete an information notecard.

3. Guided Practice-

Students will listen to three stories. After each story the students will fill out a notecard with the title, author, narrator, and brief summary.

4. Student Practice-

After hearing the stories, students will rank them and select the one they like best. Students will complete an Activity sheet(see attachments)tailored to their chosen story and reading level. Students will then explain WHY they liked the book.

5. Learner Accommodations-

Stories are varying lengths to accommodate attention spans. Activity sheets are tiered for various reading levels.

6. Assessment-

1.Informal assessment to monitor students as they listen to stories
2.have notecards been completed?
3.Completed activity sheets
4.Classroom sharing and discussion

7. Lesson Closure-

1.Students will be invited to share their favorite story.
2.The class will discuss the various reasons why a book is "good."
Measuring Student Progress-
1.Informal assessment to monitor students as they listen to stories
2.Completed notecards
3.Completed activity sheets
4.Classroom sharing and discussion

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