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Conny Aguilar February 11, 2011 Dr. Graziano EDU 214 Nevada State College 4 th -5 th grade
Have you ever wondered why trees are so important in our lives? What comes from them and how they grow. What everyday products are created by trees? Or even how they give us oxygen to breath?
* Your task will be to create a children's book to educate children about the importance of trees in our society, how they grow, and what we use them for. * You will be in groups of 4 students to help each other with each task. * Your book should include illustrations and at least one sentence per page. There should be a minimum of 20 pages (front and back, ten total pages) in each book. Accommodations: Students who are in need of accommodations will be put in a group were maximum help will be provided. (Spanish speakers, dyslexic students, etc.
You will first get into your groups and discuss what you know about trees and how they grow and reproduce. -Make a KWL chart to discuss what you know, what you want to know, and what you learned in order to get a feeling of what should be in your book. -Then make a rough draft of what your book will look like and what it will include. Assign a job to each of your team members: Leader (supervisor of the assignment) Writer (will write down ideas and put the final copy into the book) Illustrator (will draw the pictures in the book) Speaker (will present the final copy to the class) **This is a group project and all group member must approve of each action taking part. All members should agree on the illustrations and the writing.
You will use these websites to help you with more information about trees and how they are necessary for our survival. Trees at Work A Little Help From Their Friends What Do Trees do for Dinner Functions of Different Parts of a Tree Each website explains and show diagrams about the help trees offer us. Follow each website for more information and ideas on how to write your book.
Virtual Forest Challenge This game will test your skills on how much you know about trees and how they help. It will show you how trees have an impact in everyday life. Book Activity This website will help you make a draft of your book. It will show you examples and give ideas of how to create a great book. Begin to put your ideas together and begin to bring everything together to complete your book. Write your book Put illustrations with your text Make decisions as a team Finally, put your book together one step at a time and make your final draft.
50 Points 20 Points 30 Points 100 Total Points Completion of Book To get complete credit your book must be illustrated and neatly done. With a minimum of 20 pages and a sentence per page Presentation & Preparation Spelling & Grammar To get complete credit your presentation must take an average of 5 minutes and every group member must participate Your book must have correct spelling and grammar in order to get complete credit ***Extra Credit will be available
Trees give us everything from fruit to shelter to oxygen. Good Luck on your book! Remember to be as creative as you can! (: Remember, Have Fun! Trees use their roots to drink water and grow. Just like us trees need nutrients, they get their vitamins from the soil Like all plants and living creatures trees need the sun to grow big and strong. They need sun to realize oxygen and grow food for us to eat. Trees give us many household items. Can you name what we have in our homes that comes from trees?