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#4348. Dr. Seuss

Reading/Writing, level: 1-2
Posted Tue Mar 31 22:33:58 PDT 2009 by christina dixon (christina dixon).
wayne state university, detroit, usa
Materials Required: kidspiration, Dr. Seuss books
Activity Time: during language arts
Concepts Taught: understanding rhyme and word play

Student Teacher's Name: Christina Dixon
Date: 3.31.09
Grade Level: 2
Topic/Unit: rhythm/word play
school: Wayne State University
District: Detroit
Content: Using rhyme and word play correctly to speak and write effectively. *using adjectives and using rhyme
Benchmarks: Students will create a short narrative using effective word play and rhythm in a creative way. Students will than read a classmate's work out loud to develop an understanding of how to speak narratives effectively.
Learning Resources and Materials: Kidspiration, Dr. Seuss books, Dr. Seuss 'Cat in the Hat' hat, and materials such as crayons to design their hat.
Development of Lesson Introduction: 1.) each student will pick a Dr. Seuss book 2.) Children will be grouped according to the book they've choosen. 3.) The narrative should explain their book of choice using rhyme and word play. 4.) Students will use kidspiration to web general ideas and use the outline function. 5.) Students will use a "Cat in the Hat' hat cut-out to write their narrative on. 6.) Each narrative will be read aloud by a different student of the class. (no student will have to read their story aloud) ***** As a class students will use, 'the cat in the hat' as an example to discuss rhyme and word play and how it is use effectively in the narrative. Each student will pick a Dr. Seuss book to complete their project. As part of learning rhyme and work play we will venture in the past to review some spelling word lists that use rhyme.
methods/procedures: Powerpoint will be used to give students fun examples in order to get students excited about this activity. Students will be grouped depending on which book they choose. The sequence of activities will become important. Cooperative groups will be a helpful tool throughout the activity. A worksheet will accompany the activity asking students what makes certain words rhyme and examples will be given of words that do rhyme and students will have to make connections as to why these words rhyme.
Accommodations/ Adaptations: Slides of the power point presentation will be handed out to students to use as a guide while creating their own works. Students will be given the opportunity to work alone of they choose. Students will be able to independently evaluate each of their classmate's work as they are read aloud. A short 'fun' quiz will be given at the end of the powerpoint asking students what they have learned through this activity.
Assessment/Evaluation: Each narrative will be graded and feedback will be helpful to students so they can see how much they have learned through the activity.
Closure: This activity can be elaborated on later in the year to make further advancement in other areas of the curriculum.
Teacher Reflection: Benchmarks will be supported, benchmarks will reflect student work, and if the powerpoint presentation is a success it can be used as a teaching method in future lessons.