Natalie Sapkarov
                                                                        LIS 590MLL
                      ...
STANDARDS:

Illinois State Learning Standards
     ♦ 4.B.3a Deliver planned oral presentations, using language and vocabul...
PROCEDURE:
     Day 1 (30 minutes)
       1. I will begin this lesson by projecting the cover of Once I Ate a Pie on the w...
as needed. This should take the entire library lesson time and will be
       continued the following day.

Day 3 (30 minu...
need another day of research. If we need another day of research, I will bring
              other Monarch Award nominees ...
Dog Resources


Finding a Match
First, click on the group that your dog is a part of:

                                   ...
Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself…
After you have completed #4 on your Notes sheets, you can move on to #5, where you wi...
Names: ______________________________________________________________________


                                     Name ...
PowerPoint Presentation Template




         Name of your dog from the
                  poem
                           ...
(name of dog from poem) is a
          (name of breed)
• You can delete this box and put a picture of the
  dog breed here.
(name of breed) looks like (name of
    dog from book) because…
• This is where you tell us what physical
  traits the dog...
In the poem, (name of dog) is…
• This is where you list the adjectives you
  came up with for the dog in your poem, #4
  o...
Fun Facts about (name of breed)
• This is where you share the interesting
  things you learned about your dog breed.
• Do ...
Websites We Used
• Copy the addresses of the websites you
  used in this space.
• Addresses usually start with http://www.
Students’ Names: _______________________________________________________


                         Name that Dog! Present...
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  1. 1. Natalie Sapkarov LIS 590MLL Spring 2009 NAME THAT DOG! INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT AUDIENCE: This lesson is designed for third grade students who have previously used PowerPoint and have done some web searching in the past. I hope to use this lesson next fall while student teaching at King School in Urbana. OVERVIEW: To continue our exploration of Monarch Award nominees, this lesson will delve deeply into Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest. This lesson fits into the larger Monarch Award unit. I will begin by reading the book aloud to students. The book is a collection of poetry “written” by 13 different dogs, each unique in their voice and breed. The focus of this lesson will be to attempt to identify the breeds of the dogs in the poems. Students will work in pairs and be assigned a specific poem and dog to research. They will compare pictures of real dog breeds to their illustrations in order to determine the type of dog in their poem. They will also research a bit about their dog and present their findings in a combined oral and PowerPoint presentation. RATIONALE: This lesson takes an authentic setting, the reading of Monarch Award nominees which is done every year, and incorporates media elements into it. Students will be engaged with the visual, comparing illustrations to pictures and photographs; the print, making inferences in their poems and researching information about their dogs; the digital, using the Internet for this research; and multimodal, putting it all together in a PowerPoint and oral presentation. This lesson takes into account that students have multiple learning styles and intelligences and addresses a variety of those styles. OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to… ♦ Identify visual similarities between their illustrated fictional dog and the potential breed that is its match in order to make the connection between text and real life. ♦ Infer aspects of their fictional dog’s personality by re-reading their poem in order to identify key characteristics of their dog. ♦ Identify personality traits and other basic information of their fictional dog’s real breed by using hand-selected websites in order to make the connection between text and real life. ♦ Synthesize the physical and personality traits and other information they have learned about their dog in order to prepare a PowerPoint and an oral presentation in defense of their choice of dog breed match to their fictional dog.
  2. 2. STANDARDS: Illinois State Learning Standards ♦ 4.B.3a Deliver planned oral presentations, using language and vocabulary appropriate to the purpose, message and audience; provide details and supporting information that clarify main ideas; and use visual aids and contemporary technology as support. ♦ 5.A.1a Identify questions and gather information. ♦ 5.B.1a Select and organize information from various sources for a specific purpose. ♦ 5.C.1b Use print, nonprint, human and technological resources to acquire and use information. ♦ 5.C.2b Prepare and deliver oral presentations based on inquiry of research. AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner ♦ 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning). ♦ 1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry. ♦ 1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide own inquiry process. ♦ 2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful. ♦ 2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems. ♦ 3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning. ♦ 4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth. ♦ 4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres. MATERIALS: ♦ Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest ♦ Projector/white board ♦ Computer lab ♦ Library website with link to Dog Resources (attached) ♦ PowerPoint ♦ Copies of each poem/illustration in the text for students to study while they research ♦ Notes Worksheet (attached) ♦ PowerPoint template (attached) ♦ Presentation rubric (attached)
  3. 3. PROCEDURE: Day 1 (30 minutes) 1. I will begin this lesson by projecting the cover of Once I Ate a Pie on the white board so that it is enlarged and easy to see. I will ask students, what do you think this book is about? 2. After students have responded, I will tell them that this is a collection of poems written by 13 different dogs. They write about themselves—what they like, what they do, and what they are like. While I read the book, students should choose their top three favorite dogs. They will find out why after I finish the book. 3. Then, I will read Once I Ate a Pie to the class, showing the pictures on each page. 4. After I have finished the book, I will tell students that we are going to try to identify the types of dogs in the book. They will choose their favorite dog in the book, and, with a partner, they will try to find out the type of dog. I will help them by telling them what group their dog is. 5. The last thing we will do today is choose dogs. I will first page through the book one more time to re-familiarize students with the dogs’ names. Then, I will ask students to write down their top three favorite dogs on a scratch piece of paper and turn it in to me. I will assign students their dogs for the next class. *Note: I will omit some dogs from the assignment because they are difficult (even for me!) to identify. I will only use the dogs that are most easily identifiable to ensure student success. 6. If there is time at the end, students may share responses to the book. Who was their favorite dog? Why? Ask if any students have a dog as a pet and if they can recognize their dog from one of the 13 in the book. Day 2 (30 minutes) 1. We will meet in the computer lab. Before being seated, I will announce the student pairs who will be working together to identify a particular dog so that they may sit next to each other in the lab. Students will then receive their dog assignments as well as copies of their dog’s poem and illustration from the book. I will also tell each pair what group their dog is. 2. I will sit at a computer (with projection screen) to demonstrate how students will begin their research. I will instruct students to open an Internet browser, and click on Dog Resources on the library’s homepage. From this page, they will click on their particular group, which will take them to the American Kennel Club website. 3. Pairs should study the illustration from the book and try to match it with one of the pictures on the website. Some details to notice: legs, ears, body size and shape, nose. Color doesn’t matter as much as the actual shape of the dog’s body. Students should discuss the traits of their dogs with their partners and look at the pictures on the website together. If they would like to get a closer look at a dog, they can click on it to get more information. After clicking on the dog, they can also click on the Photos link on the left side of the page. I will demonstrate this first. I will also walk around the room to assist students
  4. 4. as needed. This should take the entire library lesson time and will be continued the following day. Day 3 (30 minutes) 1. We will meet again in the computer lab. I will first survey the class to see how many pairs have identified their dogs. Depending on this number, we may spend more or less time reviewing the pictures on the American Kennel Club website. I will float around the room to help pairs as necessary. 2. Once students have identified their matching dog breed, they can move on to the second part of the project. Students must first consult with me so that I can approve their match. They should also write down the name of their dog breed. Their next task will be to re-read their poem, and try to pick out aspects of their dog’s personality. They should make a list of adjectives to describe their dog. Is their dog nice? Lazy? Playful? 3. Then, they will research their particular breed (from a list of hand-selected websites) to identify any similarities from their fictional dog to the real thing. In the end, students will be making a case for why they think their dog is a particular breed. 4. At this point, pairs will be at different stages in their research. By the end of this day, however, all pairs should have identified their breed. Day 4 (30 minutes) 1. I will begin this day in the computer lab by informing students that they will be presenting their research to the class. They will be creating PowerPoint presentations with pictures of their dogs and the information they found about them. I will create a PowerPoint template for them to use, and I will show them what they should include on each page. 2. After my demonstration, students will continue researching characteristics of their dog breed. Students will be taking notes on their research. They will also be asked to identify basic facts about their dogs on their notes sheets to help them plan their presentation. 3. Once students have completed their research, they should begin their PowerPoint presentation. I will be circulating the room to answer any questions and help move students along. Day 5 (30 minutes) 1. This will be the last work day in the computer lab. Students should be working on their PowerPoint presentations. 2. After students finish their PowerPoints, they should practice reading their dog’s poem, which will be the first part in the presentation, and practice what each student in the pair is going to say during the presentation. Each student must participate in the oral presentation. 3. I will hand out the rubric on this day so that students know what is expected of them. 4. At the end of this day, I will ask how many pairs have finished with their PowerPoint presentations. Depending on the number, we may or may not
  5. 5. need another day of research. If we need another day of research, I will bring other Monarch Award nominees to the computer lab for students who are finished with their presentations to read. Day 6 (30 minutes) 1. Student presentations will be held on this day. Each pair will have a turn at reading their poem from the book to re-familiarize the class with their dog. 2. Then, they will tell us what breed their dog is and why they think so based on the physical and personality traits they gleaned from the book while taking us through their PowerPoint presentations. 3. Presentations may have to be continued on the next day depending on time. ASSESSMENT I will use informal/formative assessment for much of this lesson. I will continually ask students how far they are along and ask for questions. I will also be monitoring students’ progress by checking in with each pair at least once a day. I will use summative assessment in the form of a rubric to measure students’ overall product, their presentations. REFLECTION/EVALUATION ♦ Were all students actively engaged during the entire lesson? ♦ Was the lesson too easy/too hard/just right for my students? ♦ Were all students able to identify their dog breeds? MODIFICATIONS Because I wasn’t sure what kind of print resources were available at the King Library, I did not address them in this lesson. However, I do hope to use dog informational books in this lesson to supplement the websites, if they are available at this school or can be acquired through interlibrary loan. This will allow students to see that they can find the same information in multiple places.
  6. 6. Dog Resources Finding a Match First, click on the group that your dog is a part of: Sporting http://www.akc.org/breeds/sporting_group.cfm Hound http://www.akc.org/breeds/hound_group.cfm Working http://www.akc.org/breeds/working_group.cfm Terrier http://www.akc.org/breeds/terrier_group.cfm Toy http://www.akc.org/breeds/toy_group.cfm Non-sporting http://www.akc.org/breeds/non-sporting_group.cfm Herding http://www.akc.org/breeds/herding_group.cfm Compare the dogs on your website to the dog in your illustration. Can you find the one that is the most similar? Helpful Tips: ♦ You can click on the picture of a dog to see a bigger picture of it and read some information. ♦ From there, you can click on Photos on the left side to see real pictures of this type of dog. Click the X in the right corner of the photos when you’re done to go back to the webpage. ♦ Click the Back button on the browser to go back to your list of pictures. When you think you have found a match, tell Ms. Sapkarov. Then, you can move on to the next section.
  7. 7. Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself… After you have completed #4 on your Notes sheets, you can move on to #5, where you will look at some of these websites to find out interesting facts about your dogs. ♦ 50 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/dog/popular.shtml Look through this list to see if you can find your dog. If there’s a picture, you can click on it to find out more information! ♦ PetNet http://www.petnet.com.au/dogs/dogbreedindex.html What letter does your dog’s breed start with? Click on the right letter ranges to get to a list of dogs. From there, look for the name of your dog and click on it. ♦ Dog Channel http://www.dogchannel.com/dog-breeds/P_landing.aspx Click on the first letter of your dog’s name to see a list of dogs. Then click on the picture of your dog when you find it. ♦ Animal Planet http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogselectorindex.do Scroll through the list of dog names in the middle of the page to find yours. When you click on a name, it will automatically open. *Note: If a pesky pop-up ad invades your screen, just click on the X in the right corner.
  8. 8. Names: ______________________________________________________________________ Name that Dog! Notes 1. Name of dog from Once I Ate a Pie: ___________________________________________ 2. This dog belongs to the _____________________________________ group. *Ms. Sapkarov will give you this information. 3. After looking at pictures of breeds of dogs, we think our dog is a _________________________________________________________________. 4. After re-reading our poem, we think our dog is … * Use adjectives to describe your dog’s personality __________________________________________________________________. 5. After reading about our dog on some websites, we found out this interesting information: * Some information you can include: weight, lifespan, personality, etc. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ 6. We found this information on these websites: *Copy the web address that starts with http://www. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________
  9. 9. PowerPoint Presentation Template Name of your dog from the poem Your names
  10. 10. (name of dog from poem) is a (name of breed) • You can delete this box and put a picture of the dog breed here.
  11. 11. (name of breed) looks like (name of dog from book) because… • This is where you tell us what physical traits the dog from the book and the dog breed you matched it with have in common. • Is it their nose? Legs? Weight? Color? Ears? Body shape? Fur? Tail? • Be as specific as you can. Tell us details! – Example: Jeremy has the same long, shaggy ears as a Cocker Spaniel.
  12. 12. In the poem, (name of dog) is… • This is where you list the adjectives you came up with for the dog in your poem, #4 on your Notes worksheet. • You can explain why you chose these adjectives in your oral presentation.
  13. 13. Fun Facts about (name of breed) • This is where you share the interesting things you learned about your dog breed. • Do any of them match what you read in the poem? • This is #5 on your Notes worksheet.
  14. 14. Websites We Used • Copy the addresses of the websites you used in this space. • Addresses usually start with http://www.
  15. 15. Students’ Names: _______________________________________________________ Name that Dog! Presentation Rubric CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Notes • Notes Worksheet • Notes Worksheet • Notes Worksheet • Notes Worksheet Worksheet is completely is mostly filled. is only halfway is less than filled. • Only missing one filled. halfway filled. • Each question is question. • Includes • Most are answered incomplete incomplete thoughtfully. answers. answers. PowerPoint • All 6 pages of the • At least 5 pages • Only 3 of the • The PowerPoint Completeness PowerPoint are of the PowerPoint is incomplete. completed. PowerPoint are pages are • Most of the • All information completed. completed. information from from the Notes • Most of the • Missing the Notes Worksheet is information from information from Worksheet is included. the Notes the Notes missing. • Also includes Worksheet is Worksheet. pictures. used. PowerPoint • Fonts and • Fonts and • Fonts and • No changes are Attractiveness backgrounds are backgrounds are backgrounds are made to the changed. changed. not changed. PowerPoint • Images from the • No images are • Images from the template. web and clipart used. web and clipart • No images or are used. • Some distracting are used. clipart are used. • No distracting sounds or colors. • May be some sounds or colors. distracting sounds or colors. Oral • Both students • Both students • Only one student • Only one student Presentation take turns giving take turns giving gives the gives the the presentation. the presentation. presentation. presentation. • The poem is • PowerPoint • PowerPoint • PowerPoint read loudly and slides are mostly slides are mostly slides are read. clearly. explained, but explained, but • Does not answer • PowerPoint some are read. some are read. the question: slides are • Mostly answer • Partially answers What is your explained, not the question: the question: poem's dog read. What is your What is your breed and why • Answer the poem's dog poem's dog do you think so? question: What is breed and why breed and why your poem's dog do you think so? do you think so? breed and why do you think so? Teacher Comments:

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