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  • 1. 4th grade
    • Angeles ’
  • 2. Making our own books by 4th A
    • This activity was done right after finishing the reader “The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me” by Roald Dahl.
    • The children were asked to write a new story with the same characters.
  • 3.
    • Strategies
    • 1. Group organization – Author/s, writer (who literally writes the story) and illustrator/s
    • (Each child had a different role in the group, or they could share roles) Problem solving
    • 2. Writing the story – Rough copy
    • 3. Correcting the story together with the teacher
    • 4. Making the book – Arranging the distribution of text and pictures, deciding on the cover Problem solving
    • 5. Sharing stories with classmates
    • Competences
    • Ser personas – Expresarse autónomamente, comunicando sus ideas y respetando las ideas ajenas.
    • Hacer – Comunicarse en forma escrita coherentemente.
    • Participar activamente en el desarrollo del proyecto.
    • Facilitar el trabajo en equipo.
    • Vivir juntos – Participar en la actividad grupal asumiendo y aceptando un rol, comprometiéndose y valorando el trabajo de los demás.
  • 4. 4th grade
    • Cristina
  • 5. Free choice of books and Prediction Competencias: Del saber hacer. DECIDIR
  • 6. Home Reading and summary writing
    • Competencias: Del saber conocer:
    • Analizar /sintetizar/ Resolver
    • Manejar estrategias de aprendizaje y estudio con un estilo propio
  • 7. Making a Poster
    • Competencias: del saber hacer: Proyectar
    • Competencias del saber conocer: Crear
    • Del saber hacer: Comunicarse .
  • 8. Questions
    • Competencias : Del saber hacer
    • Interactuar armónicamente
    • Competencias: Del saber ser persona
    • Disfrutar de la actividad emprendida
    Conclusion : The pupils felt proud of their own productions and had fun
  • 9. 4th Grade
    • Roxana
  • 10.                                                                WARM UP PERIOD : Revision of the meaning of matter, property, liquid and solid. A Property is something that  can  be observed with your senses: colour, size, shape, weight , feel and ability to float). Activities: Guessing game. It is round, orange, smooth........ What is it? Describing properties:.( rough, smooth, hard, heavy, light, round, dark,etc.) Description of objects in a bag,  using their various senses. (Children identify the object in each bag based on their observation). Clasify the different objects. TEACHING: GAS  Describe : Ex.: What is a gas? Compare: Ex.: How is the shape of a gas different from the shape of a solid? Infer : Ex.: What will happen to the gas inside the balloons if the balloons are popped?(The gas will spread out and fill its new container, the entire room ) Experiment: Ex.: using a bottle with coke, a balloon, a book   THE 3 STATES OF MATTER
  • 11.
    • :
    • Problem solving : The students draw conclusions
      • There is more gas in a full balloon than in an empty balloon . Gas can change size and shape. It takes the size and shape of its container.
      • Liquids do not have their own shape. They take the size and shape of their containers.
      • Solids have their own size and shape.
      • Solids, liquids and gases take up space and have mass.
    • Integrating writing : reading comprehension, quick summary, questioning and graphic organizers)
    • COMPETENCIAS: del saber conocer
    •                                  del saber hacer
  • 12.  
  • 13. Case Study “Animal Heroes” 4th years - 2009 Lesson Plan
  • 14. Binti Jua is the hero of the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. The 8-year-old western lowland gorilla rescued a 3-year-old child who climbed a railing and fell 18 feet into the zoo's exhibit. Zoo officials responded immediately, but it was Binti who got to the unconscious boy first and carried him to an area where the humans could attend to him. Her own 17-month-old baby, Koola, clutched her back throughout the incident. Binti Jua was born in 1988 at the Columbus Zoo, which has one of the most successful gorilla breeding programs in the country. Her father, Sunshine, was from the San Francisco Zoo and her mother, Lulu, was from the Bronx Zoo . Binti's Aunt, Koko (Sunshine's older sister), lives at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California. She is famous for her extensive knowledge of American Sign Language, which she uses to communicate with humans and her Gorilla-friend, Michael
  • 15. Answer the following questions What happened? Who did it happen to? When did it happen? Where did it happen? How did it happen? What can you tell us about Binti Jua? If you were that child, how would you feel at that moment? Binti Jua was hand-reared at the San Francisco Zoo. Hand-reared animals often lack the mothering skills they would have obtained in the wild, so in 1991 she was moved to Chicago to be trained for motherhood. Binti Jua seems to have learned her lessons well. The little boy Binti Jua saved spent 4 days in the hospital and was then released. Binti Jua's gentleness made her a hero. Questions about students’ previous knowledge Have you ever been to the zoo? Have you seen a gorilla in it? Where was the gorilla? What was the cage like? Could you get into the cage? Would you get in if you could? What do you know about gorillas? Write a short description. In what way are the Giraffe, the Pelly and the Monkey heroes in the story?