CI 350 – 103
ASSURE Method Assignment- Final Wiki Posting
Original Assignment Date: 09/05/2013
General Characteristics: This lesson is intended for a class of fourth grade students that
are between the ages of 8 and 10 years old. In this class resides a total of 20 students: 11
girls and 9 boys. This particular classroom consists of a somewhat diverse ethnic group
as it contains 2 Muslims students, 3 Jewish students and 2 African Americans students.
Entry Competencies: Since this class consists of a variety of different ethnic groups, the
knowledge of Holiday Traditions varies. While majority of the students are only familiar
with American Holiday traditions, there are others whom of which are only accustomed
with their own culture’s celebrations. Some students do not recognize that other
holiday’s other than their own exists, while others know of other holidays other than their
own, but are unsure as to how they are celebrated.
Learning Styles: This classroom contains a variety of learning styles. Most students have
difficulty paying attention to a lecture based lesson and become uninterested in what is
going on in class. Students learn best from activities they can participate in or from
interesting videos, movies, music, websites, games, internet, pictures, ect. Additionally,
students tend to work more efficiently in groups compared to individual work.
By the end of the lesson, each fourth-grade student of this class will be considered an
“expert” on one Holiday tradition they were once unfamiliar with. To become an expert,
students will conduct a thorough research on their Holiday of choice throughout the
course of the lesson. They will know facts about the culture that celebrates the holiday,
common traditions, and origins of the Holiday. In order to demonstrate their new-found
expertise on their Holiday, students will construct a final project of their choice and
present it to the classroom. This presentation must be at least 6 minutes and must not
exceed 15 minutes. After presentations, students will understand other Holiday
Traditions, aside from their own project based off of what they learned from their
classmates. In order to demonstrate this, students will write a short, informal essay on at
least three different Holiday’s, aside from their own, that will explain what they learned
about the Holiday and what they found interesting about it.
elect Methods, Media and Materials:
PC with Projection abilities: Teacher will need to show students a brief overview of
Holiday traditions which can be accomplished via PowerPoint so the students can decide
what unfamiliar Holiday tradition interests them. Depending on how the student wants to
present, students may use the PC for PowerPoint presentations, Prezi, digital story-telling
videos, podcasts, ect.
Computer lab: A computer lab will need to be offered so students can conduct their
research and if they choose to prepare their presentation with a computer based program,
they may do so.
Arts and Crafts materials: For students wishing to make a scrapbook, posterboard, ect,
they will need materials to do so with.
tilize Media and Materials:
Preview the Materials: Teacher will need to make sure PowerPoint presentation is
working as well as ensure that all technology is running and up to date. She will also need
to approve of any media brought in for presentations.
Prepare the Materials: Teacher will prepare note cards to stay on track. Teacher will need
to ensure a computer lab is open. She will also need to prepare the PowerPoint
presentation for the class to view.
Prepare the Environment: The classroom will need to be arranged in such a way that it is
easy to work in groups. There will need to be a PC, Overhead Projector, Data projector
and a stand available for students to work with in the classroom for their presentation.
Prepare the Learners: To prepare the students for the project, the teacher will need to
present the objective of the lesson as well as a basic background of holiday traditions so
students can begin their work.
Provide the Learning Experience:
o PowerPoint: Make sure PowerPoint presentation text, links, videos are all visible
with audio working in the front of the classroom for students to view. Make sure
the lighting in the room is appropriate and seats are arranged so students can see
equire Learner Participation:
Individual work: Students will work alone to collect information on their Holiday and to
prepare their presentation.
Pair Activity: Students will work with a partner to teach each other about their holiday
and discuss the differences and similarities. They will then work together to construct a
compare and contrast essay.
valuate and Revise:
Assessment of Learner Achievement
o The following rubric is designed to evaluate student’s final project presentation
and their compare and contrast essay.
‰ Presentation (50 Points)
o Correct Information (20 points)
o Presentation time (10 points)
o Presenting Style
‰ Essay (50 points)
o Grammar and Punctuation (20 points)
Evaluation of Media and Methods
o Because students will have already learned how to use the Media and
Technology, the teacher will just ensure that students are continuing to use them
with accuracy and to the fullest capability.
Evaluation of Overall Instruction
o To evaluate how students have learned, the teacher will use their short, informal
essay, to see how successful her students were in learning about other Holiday’s.
She will evaluate the information provided by her students to determine this. In
case of there being a discrepancy in the student’s work, the teacher will revise her
lesson plan for future use to address the issues.