2Literature Selections Fiction/Nonfiction My puppy is born by Joanna Cole & Margaret MillerAny kind of dog by Lynn ReiserClifford the big red dog by Norman BridwellClifford counts 1,2,3 Board Book by Norman BridwellTwo dogs swimming by Lynn ReiserTiny the snow dog by Cari Meister & Rich DavisCaring for your dog by Jill ForanDirty Dog Boogie by Loris LesynskiMarley: A dog like no other by John Grogan
3Unit PlanDogs and members of the dog family characteristics/traits/habitatsExposure to dogsResearch and write about members of dog familyKey concepts about dogs: food, shelter, needs, members of familyProjects involving different types of assessment of students understanding
4Six Language Arts Introduction to lesson Show & tell Story about dogs & dog family memberDog catcherCommunicating in group projectionsPoemReport on member of dog familyWrite and illustrate story about a dogListening to directionsBooks on tapeSharing workVideoMovieTagAnimal MovementsMath surveys & graphsGroup and independent readingInternet researchFree timeArt projectsVideoInternet researchSurveys & graphs
5Cross-Curricular Ideas Dog & dog family behaviors/habitatsCompare & contrast dogs versus humans using websitesPlay dog catcherMake variety of animal movementsDraw & color picture of a dogDraw & paint picture ofdog family & their habitatDog word problemsGraph weights ofmembers of dog familyCreate survey of the different pets within the classroom & number of petsTeach & sing How much is that doggie inthe windowHave students in groups write & performsongs about dogs or member of dog familyWrite & illustrate story about dogs in groupsHave show & tell with students dogsWrite paper on likes & dislikes of dogsDo two book reports using books from literature selectionWrite & present paper on member of dog family in groupsWrite poem about dogs using the I remember format
6StrategiesTapping prior knowledge: use what students know about dogs as they listen, read, write, and view.Organize ideas: into their papers and poemsMaking connections: students will relate what they are listening to, reading, or viewing about dogs and books they have read.Predicting: students will make predictions about what will happen as they are reading.Summarize: their ideas about members of dog family.Evaluating: students will look over their projects and discover what they didn’t know before.
8Technology Computers with internet access Tape player/tapesClifford the big red dogMarley: A dog like no otherTV/VCR/Tape101 Dalmatians
9Grouping Individual activities Have students compare and contrast dogs & humansDraw and color pictures of dogHave students write paper on what dogs like and needRead a variety of books on dogs and do book reportsPoemSmall-Group ActivitiesWrite and illustrate story about dogsWrite and present paper on member of dog familyHave students write and perform song about dogs in small groupBooks on tapeWhole groupDiscussion about dogsRead aloud My puppy is bornPlay Dog CatcherSing “How much is that doggie in the window” songMake a list of likes and dislikes dogsSpelling test using dog related words101 Dalmatians
10Lesson Plan Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday AM LA-(WG)-introduce dog lessonLA-(SG)-students will create KLW chart & write paper on member of dog familyLA-(I)-write paper on likes & dislikes of dogsLA-(SG)-write & illustrate story about dogsLA-(WG)-read My puppy is born to the classMusic-(WG)-teach & sing dog songLA-(SG)-peer editingMusic-(SG)-write & sing own song about dog or dog family memberLA-(WG)-present paper on dog familyScience-(I)-list websites & write paper about favorite kind of dogLA-(I)-write a poem about dog in I remember formatScience-(I)-compare & contrast humans & dogsLA-(I)-three book reports on dog booksMath-(I)-have students complete worksheet using dog word problemsPMPE-(WG)-explain & have class demonstrate a variety of any kind of animal movementsLA-(WG)-give spelling test on dog related wordsArt-(I)-have students draw & color pictures of dogLA-(I)-listen to books on tapePE-(WG)-play dog catcherMath-(I)-make bar graphs using dog family members weightLA-(WG)-watch movie on 101 DalmatiansMath-(WG)-make a survey of the different pets within the classroomArt-(I)-draw & paint picture of dog family member & their habitatLA-(WG)-show and tellFree time
11Assessment Observation of interaction & communication within groups 6 + 1 Writing Traits (Stories and Poems)Spelling test with dog related wordsMath graphs/surveys (dog family member weight/number of pets)Check for understanding by prompting questions to the class as a groupReport on member of dog family (Rubric)Poem (checklist)
12Lesson Plan Dog Catcher Grade Level: 2nd-4th Subject Area: Physical EducationMaterials Needed:1 dog catcher hat, 2-4 dog bones, two hula hoopsStandards:Know how to use space to move safely in different directions at various speedsUse control in locomotor activitiesObjectives:Students will play the game safely and use a variety of non-locomotor skills such as walking, running, and skippingLearning Activities:One student is chosen to be the dog catcher and wears his hat. Three other students will carry dog bones. They are the rescue dogs.When the game starts the dog catcher will attempt to tag students by chasing them.When the dog catcher catches a student, they will go to the pound (inside the hula hoops). To get out of the pound the students carrying the bone must hand it to one of the students in the pound.Once they are free from the pound, that student becomes one of the rescue dogs.Rescue dogs cannot be tagged by the dog catcher. Play for as long as the teacher sees fit before choosing a new dog catcher and rescue dogs.Variations:Have multiple dog catchersInstead of running, have the children use other locomotor skills such as walking or skipping.Either take a dog pound away or take a rescue dog awayAssessment:Observe locomotor skills.Observe students to make sure they are playing safely in the gym.Reflection:
13How much is that doggie in the window? How much is that doggie in the window? (arf! arf!)The one with the waggley tailI do hope that doggie's for saleI must take a trip to CaliforniaAnd leave my poor sweetheart aloneIf he has a dog, he won't be lonesomeAnd the doggie will have a good homeI read in the paper there are robbers (roof! roof!)With flashlights that shine in the darkMy love needs a doggie to protect himAnd scare them away with one barkI don't want a bunny or a kittyI don't want a parrot that talksI don't want a bowl of little fishies [Try our Swim with the Goldfish activity!]He can't take a goldfish for a walk__________________________________Note:Arf! Arf! sounds like a small dog.Roof! Roof! sounds like a bigger dog.