Technology integration with foreign and 2 nd language
Presented by: Ileana Bermudez Luna
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Basic Information Title: Let’s build our science vocabulary! Area of Study: Foreign and 2nd Language/Science Grade: 2nd Grade Duration: 45 minutes
Objectives: This lesson plan has been created to work withEnglish Language Learners (ELL’s) students in thecontent area of science. The main purpose of thelesson will be helping these students to acquiredand/or improve their science vocabulary. Although thetarget of this lesson plan is ELL’s, it can also be usewith English speaking students, since the main ideaof it is develop the most important key words in thescientific method.
Florida Standards:SS.3.A.1.2: Utilize technology resources to gatherinformation from primary and secondary sources.LA.2.5.2 Listening and Speaking: The student effectivelyapplies listening and speaking strategies.LA.184.108.40.206 Listening and Speaking: The student will beginto use language appropriate for different occasions,audiences, and topics.SC.2.N.1.6 The Practice of Science: Explain howscientists alone or in groups are always investigating newways to solve problems.
NETS-S:NETS-S 6: Technology Operations and Concepts, sincewe will be using a Power Point presentation to create thelesson plan.NETS-S 2: Communication and Collaboration, afterstudents learn the basic and more important key words ofthe scientific method, they will work in groups to plan theirown science project.NETS-S 3: Research and Information Fluency, studentswill use the internet to access a given webpage to choosewhich science project topic they want to work with.NETS-S 4: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, andDecision Making, Students will need to work cooperativelyto decide which kind of science project they will be doing.
Introduction: The Scientific MethodScientist use these steps to when they are developinga research: 1. As a question and state a purpose 2. Research 3. Hypothesis 4. Procedures (variables, materials, directions) 5. Collect data 6. Create a graph 7. Draw a conclusion
Procedure:We will be learning two important things that will help us in many positive ways. Manystudents are having a hard time in the science class, because is difficult for you tounderstand all those “big words” that the science teacher uses. This is a veryinteresting activity to help you learn the science vocabulary, and since the science fairis around the corner, I will be teaching you, first, the most relevant key word of thescientific method. Second, and to help us with this task, I will be showing you how touse an ELL strategy called KIM (Key word, Information, and Memory cue). This isanother way to help you remember the new vocabulary that you will be learning today.To make it more interesting, we will be using for most of our instructional time, a supercool PowerPoint presentation! I will start by showing you what is the scientific method,and together we will identify those “big science words” that we are not recognizing.Then we will be using the KIM strategy to memorize those words. After we all have getuse to the definition of those words, we will keep working with our PowerPoint. At theend I will be assigning groups, to then choose and work in our science fair projects.Every group will have to do some research before choosing their topic. I will provideyou with some web pages to get this information. When everybody finishes choosingtheir topics, then we may start planning our science project. After this we will behaving another class with a different lesson plan in which I will be explaining to youhow to develop a science fair project.
Materials and/or Resources:1. Laptop Computer2. PowerPoint Software3. Wall Projector (white)4. Science journals and pencils, to write the newvocabulary that they will learn.5. KIM diagram (ELL strategy) K I M Key Word Information Memory Cue
Accommodations:This lesson is been specially design to work withELL’s students, and they will have reasonableextended time to master the new science vocabulary.At the end of the PowerPoint presentation they will beworking in groups, with the Internet, to do theirresearch. For this part of the activity I will choose themost technology proficient students to help eachothers. If we have a Special Education student he/shewill receive the appropriate accommodations basedon their specific learning needs, and according withtheir disability.
Ongoing and Individual Assessment:During the activity I will be assessing the students’behavior, as well as their cooperative work skills.After the presentation, and before they start theirresearch to choose their topic, students will have apop quiz to assess their knowledge on the newvocabulary. They should be able to identify the rightdefinition for each word, and demonstrate that theyreally understand how they can use those words.
Throughout the integration of the Power Point technology the teacher will keep students focused and engage, and they will be more enthusiastic to learn and motivated. Having the visual aid of the presentation will help them picture in their mind what they are learning, which can contribute to help them having a better retention. Also, students have the opportunity to learn in a more comprehensive learning environment. The development of this kind of lesson is longer and time consuming than a regular lesson plan without technology integration; however it is worth the extra time, as well as the financial expenses used to planning, if the students’ academic gains are going to be above average.
Reflection:1.What went well?Students had a great time working together in this activity. They showedexcellent classroom behavior and interest in what they were learning.They were also able to memorize the new vocabulary and theirassessment revealed good academic gains.2. What can be improved?To improve this lesson plan I will need to gather more Internet resourcesfor the students, to help them with their topic’s research.3. How did the students feel about the lesson? Were they engaged,frustrated, off-task?Students were very excited, engaged, and motivated throughout theentire lesson. When they worked on line to choose their topic, they werevery cooperative one to each other, demonstrating excellent cooperativework skill. At the end of the lesson everybody was very proud andsatisfied of their outcomes, including me.