Cyberlesson: by Valerie Curley Cyberlesson: by Valerie Curley
Introduction Do you have a garden in your backyard? What are some of the things you need to do to take care of it? What kinds of plants or flowers are growing in your garden? Have you ever planted a seed and not known what plant would grow? Click on the flower above to fill out a survey about gardening.
In this story, you will read about three children who are planting some seeds in their surprise garden. Read to find out what these gardeners will grow. Be ready to share with the class some of the plants that were grown and at least one fact about each plant.
Look at the cover, read the title and read only the text on page 1. Make a prediction about what the children will grow in their surprise garden. Click on the picture to the right to record your prediction. Here are some important vocabulary words for you to know in the story: seeds, root, stem, leaves, and flower. Click on the picture to the right to learn more about these words.
You just wrote down your prediction for The Surprise Garden. While you read this story, I want you to use a sticky note to mark the pages where you either: a.) changed your prediction a.) changed your prediction b.) found evidence to support your prediction b.) found evidence to support your prediction c.) confirmed your prediction c.) confirmed your prediction Click on the picture of the sticky note to record Click on the picture of the sticky note to record your changes on your prediction sheet. your changes on your prediction sheet.
With a partner, revisit your prediction and discuss whether your prediction came true. If it did not, discuss what was different.
To list names of the plants grown in the surprise garden and to write 1 fact about the plant click on the picture below. Be ready to share one with the class!
Click on the pictures to visit a website to learn more about plants. Have fun! Then, using KidPix create your own vegetable. Be sure to include and label the four main parts- seed, root, stem, leaves. In your picture, list three things your plant will need in order to grow.
Activity 3 2 1 Prediction sheet- DR- TA: Students make a prediction based on title and cover page and provided evidence for it. The prediction is accurate and written in a complete sentence with no more than 2 mistakes. There are 2 or more pieces of evidence to support the prediction. The prediction is accurate and written in a complete sentence, with no more than 3-5 mistakes with spelling or mechanics. There is at least 1 accurate piece of evidence to support the prediction. The prediction is somewhat accurate. The written response is incomplete and the evidence to support the prediction is inaccurate. Kidpix: Students created their own vegetable and provided appropriate labels. The Kidpix design has a drawing of a vegetable with all 4 parts labeled correctly and lists 3 things a plants needs to grow. The Kidpix design has a drawing of a vegetable with 3 out of the 4 parts labeled correctly and lists at least 2 things a plant needs to grow. The Kidpix design has a drawing of a vegetable with 2 out of the 4 parts labeled correctly and lists only 1 thing a plant needs to grow.
Text,The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall Directed Reading-Thinking Activity Sheet After reading recording sheet Computers with internet access Pencil Kidpix computer program