•For Guided Reading I used technology twice. The first time I
used a power point presentation to go over the vocabulary
words in the book that we were going to be reading.
•If the student knew the vocabulary words then they would put
their hand on their head and I would call on them.
•The first thing that was displayed on the slide was just the
vocabulary word and if the students did not know what it was
from that they would hit the space bar and a picture of the word
would give them a clue at the word giving them practice using
•After that part of the lesson the girls read the book Math Test
Mix Up .
The next guided reading that I did also used a power point but for a
•I used it to assess the children and see if they understood the concepts
about quotation marks.
•In my lesson I began by explaining what quotation marks were and that
they allow us to know who is talking in a book and what they say.
•I told them that all punctuation goes inside the quotation marks except
for the coma that lets you know that there is a quotation mark.
•My objective of the lesson was to have the students be able to tell me
what the person said, who said it and where the quotation marks go.
•My power point that I did have a sentence on the slide and it needs
quotation marks. The students had to point to where the quotation marks
would go and read what the person actually would say in real life.
•After they pointed to their answer, they would press the space bar and
the quotation marks would appear and the words that the person actually
said would be underlined.
•It was a great way to engage the children. They loved playing with my tiny
computer and checking their understanding through the game.
My power points for guided reading were essential for the children’s
learning. They allowed a sustained interaction while discussing first
the vocabulary words and then quotation marks. I would not have
been able to teach the vocabulary words in the same effective way if
it hadn’t been for my power point. It allowed me to show them clues
if they were stumped by what the word was.
The power point for quotation marks allowed the children to check
their understanding of the concept and it made it so much easier for
me to check what they know. This let them have some responsibility
because if they took it seriously they would learn something but if
not then they would just be pushing a button.
The technology really enhanced the lesson because it caught the
students attention and allowed them to be apart of their learning.
They were so engaged in this lesson it was amazing!