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Technology-Connected Lesson By Gaye Lynn Ortis Title: Wild Weather Grade Level: K-2 Curriculum Areas: Art, Math, Language Arts, Science.

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1 Technology-Connected Lesson By Gaye Lynn Ortis Title: Wild Weather Grade Level: K-2 Curriculum Areas: Art, Math, Language Arts, Science

2 Lesson Objectives CE-1VA-H5 producing imaginative works of art generated from individual and group ideas; D-2-E constructing, reading, and interpreting data in charts, graphs, tables, etc; ELA-1-E4 identifying story elements (e.g., setting, plot, character, theme) and literary devices (e.g., figurative language, dialogue) within a selection ELA-1-E5 reading, comprehending, and responding to written, spoken, and visual texts in extended passages ELA-2-E1 dictating or writing a composition that clearly states or implies a central idea with supporting details in a logical, sequential order

3 Lesson Objectives ELA-2-E2 focusing on language, concepts, and ideas that show an awareness of the intended audience and/or purpose (e.g., classroom, real-life, workplace) in developing compositions; ELA-2-E3 creating written texts using the writing process; ESS-E-A4 investigating, observing, measuring, and describing changes in daily weather patterns and phenomena; ELA-3-E2 demonstrating use of punctuation (e.g., comma, apostrophe, period, question mark, exclamation mark), capitalization, and abbreviations in final drafts of writing assignments; ELA-5-E4 using available technology to produce, revise, and publish a variety of works;

4 Technology Connection Students will research daily weather forecasts and reports on the internet. Students will dictate compositions about types of wild weather. Students will research types of wild weather on the internet or use Encarta. Students will use KidPix to draw types of wild weather.

5 Materials Copies of A Weeks Worth of Alexandria Weather Art paper for daily drawings of wild weather Books about Wild Weather Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Snowy Day Wild Weather

6 Lesson Procedures: Day 1 Read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, discuss realism and fantasy Brainstorm types of weather (hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards) Read Wild Weather, identifying types brainstormed earlier Draw picture on Kid Pix of types of weather (relate to above books) Observe and record weather at our school and in our town using thermometers and internet weather site

7 Lesson Procedures: Day 2 Read about, research, discuss hurricanes (using Encarta and internet sites). Internet sites- 3D image of Hurricane Andrew Tracking hurricanes Write about (dictate) story about hurricane, giving name to hurricane Draw picture of hurricane. Observe and record weather at our school and in our town.

8 Lesson Procedures: Day 3 Read about, research, discuss tornadoes (using Encarta and internet sites) Internet site General information about tornadoes More tornado information Watch short segment of tornado in Wizard of Oz movie-use this internet site --http://www.geocities.com/~ozfan/twister.htm Observe tornado in a bottle. Write about (dictate) story about tornado. Draw picture of tornado. Observe and record weather at our school and in our town.

9 Lesson Procedures: Day 4 Read about, research, discuss thunderstorms (using Encarta and internet sites). Internet sites Book, Where Do Thunderstorms Really Come From Thunderstorm Safety Guide Read Come a Tide Reading Rainbow site for Come a Tide Observe lightning in a jar. Write about (dictate) story about thunderstorms. Draw picture of thunderstorm. Observe and record weather at our school and in our school.

10 Lesson Procedures: Day 5 Read about, research, discuss blizzards (using Encarta and internet sites). Internet sites- Where and when the word blizzard was first used photographs of blizzards Read Snowy Day Write about (dictate) story about blizzards. Draw picture of blizzard. Observe and record weather at our school and in our school.

11 Assessment Observations of daily weather kept on Weekly Weather Reporter Teacher Observation Portfolio of artillustrations of different types of wild weather HOME


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