Taking Photos of curious George: Exploring character through images
Students will Access prior knowledge about a familiar children's book character Use a graphic organizer to describe the character's traits and personality Deepen their knowledge about the character by reading and discussing books and websites about him Extend what they have learned about the character by developing a new storyline about him that includes appropriate actions Practice sequencing by ordering the events in their storyline Use a new technology to create an alternative version of a "book" that incorporates this storyline Work collaboratively to develop the storyline and create a digital book
Objectives RLA.S.1.3 Listening, speaking and Media Literacy Students will apply listening, speaking and media literacy skills and strategies to communicate with a variety of audiences and for different purposes. RLA.O.1.3.3 Create a real or imaginary experience with oral and/or visual communication.
Materials Curious George books or websites to explore the character. Curious George toy or paper cutout Camera (preferably digital) Computers with Internet access LCD projector Photo Story 3 (optional – download) Windows Movie Maker 2.1 (optional - download) PowerPoint (optional - download) Overhead projector and transparencies
A day in the life of… Curious George’s Sister Georgia.
Georgia was tired of studying…
Georgia wanted to go explore…
So she got a drink…
Georgia took a shortcut downstairs.
Wonder what this will do…
Georgia reflected on her day.
This is a recent comment from Emily Manning who used this lesson in her classroom. “I used this lesson with a group of 3rd graders that I see for reading intervention. These are struggling readers that need engaging lessons to motivate and get them excited about books. This lesson did this! I thought that they might think Curious George was babyish, but they didn't at all and totally got into this lesson. It started a Curious George buzz in my classroom and they were excited to come to class everyday even though we were READING and that is not their favorite thing.We ended up using photo story and it worked well. It was easy for my students to navigate and work in and was easy to publish to our class website. We also printed out a version of the story to keep in our classroom so that kids could revisit it.I highly recommend this lesson to other teachers!”
Credits http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/taking-photos-curious-george-986.html?tab=4#tabs Lesson Plan done by: Deborah Kozdras Plant City, Florida and Tiffany Hernandez Tampa, Florida