Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
3
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    GEDB Place Value in Habitats Around the World (Lesson 4 of 4)

    GEDB Place Value in Habitats Around the World (Lesson 4 of 4)

    Overview

    In this lesson students will share their completed projects with their classmates. Students will be able to assess their own understanding as they look at others work and examine their projects. Students will scan QR codes to see video presentations and complete a reflection sheet to end the lesson. This lesson was developed by Ashley Harris as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    In this lesson students will share their completed projects with their classmates. Students will be able to assess their own understanding as they look at others work and examine their projects. Students will scan QR codes to see video presentations and complete a reflection sheet to end the lesson.


    Content

    Student Engagement/Motivation

    Students have put in hours of work on their projects and are excited to view their videos and those of others. Students also want to learn more about the other habitats and animals that were researched by their peers. 


    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    Learning Targets

    - I can communicate effectively with others through video and open dialogue.

    - I can assess the quality of my work and others.

    - I can reflect on my perspective, the perspectives of others, my progress, and my impact.

    Criteria for Success

    -Students will assess their work and the work of others by examining Habitats Around the World pages and watching student videos.   

    - Students will answer questions and raise awareness.

    -Students will reflect by answering questions on the reflection questionnaire.


    Supplies/Resources

    Computers to scan QR codes (iPads could also be used), completed Habitats Around the World pages, reflection questionnaire, Animal Awareness App worksheet

    *The attached Reflection Questionnaire was created by Ashley Harris.


    Learning Tasks and Practice

    Students have a QR code linked to their video that was created in lesson 3. Students will circulate around the room using computers or iPads to scan the codes and watch the videos. After watching the videos the class will have an opportunity to share out and ask quesitons. Students will complete the reflection questionaire. Teachers who did not make QR codes or do not have student iPads or computers can share the videos on the SMART Board or use a projector.


    Technological Engagement

    Computers will be used to scan QR codes in order to view videos. iPads could also be used. Videos do not have to be made into QR codes. Teacher can show videos with a projector or smartboard.


    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Students will learn about the different animals and habitats researched by their classmates. Students will practice their public speaking by answering any questions peers may have about their project.

    Student learning will be assessed through observation and completion of the Habitats Around the World pages. Self-reflection questionnaires will also serve as an indicator of student learning.

    The summative assessment will be the completion of the Habitats Around the World pages and reflection questionnaire. 


    Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

    Students will reflect at the end of class after viewing the projects of others. Students who have not completed the project can reflect on what they have learned so far and what their classmates shared. Students may want to continue working on the project at home or when time allows at school. These students will be given an opportunity to share upon completion. After viewing the presentations students will display their work in the hall for other students and visitors. This will raise awareness throughout our school.


    Feedback/Instructional Adjustments

    Students will be given feedback from the teacher and their peers as the class views their Habitats Around the World worksheet pages and video. Students will be asked questions and will be able to promote awareness throughout the lesson. The lesson can be adjusted in length if needed and to include different audiences. A rotation/viewing schedule may be beneficial to keep students moving and engaged. 


    Extended Learning Opportunities

    An option for extension is having students create an animal awareness app (paper display) by summarizing their research from their Habitats Around the World worksheets and researching other animals that may be endangered.

    Students could raise awareness by sharing their videos and speaking with other classes as well as parents.


    Teacher Reflection of Learning

    Student understanding of research and text evaluation and synthesis is essential. For student work that does not demonstrate proficiency with the standard, the teacher will reteach. 

    Not all students completed the project during the given time frame. These students may have needed more one on one assistance. Specific deadlines throughout may have also been helpful.