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RationalePractice

ThismustbecompletebeforeyousubmitinChalk&Wire.
ConsiderthisapracticeactivityforwhatyouwillbepostinginChalk&Wire.

Step1:RestatetheStandard
Standard5:Theteacherunderstandshowtoconnectconceptsandusedifferingperspectives
toengagelearnersincriticalthinking,creativity,andcollaborativeproblemsolvingrelatedto
authenticlocalandglobalissues.

Standard5statesthatIwillconnectcrossdisciplinaryideasusingdifferenttechnologiesand
perspectivestohelpstudentsengageinthinkingcritically,creatively,aswellascollaboratively
tosolveproblemsonalocalandglobalscale.

Step2:IdentifyyourArtifact
(theWebsitescreenshots,link,orcollaborativelessonplan)

Artifact5isacollaborativelessonplancreatedinEducationalTechnology4632intheFallof
2015.ItwascreatedbyMelanieBriggs,MichelleDaffern,JakeWellington,andmyselfforthe
purposeofteachinganinteractivevocabularylessonto6thgradeLanguageArtsstudents.

TeachersName:MelanieBriggs,MichelleDaffern,PennyTrevathan,&JakeWellington
YourMajor:EarlyChildhood,Elementary,History,EnglishEducation
ContentArea/SubjectLanguageArts
GradeLevel6

Topic

Vocabulary

StateStandards

addressedinlessonactivity
:
Standard1:Vocabulary-Thestudentwilldevelopandexpand
knowledgeofwordsandwordmeaningstoincreasevocabulary.
1.WordsinContext
a.Useknowledgeofwordpartsandwordrelationships,aswellas
contextclues(themeaningofthetextaroundaword),todetermine
themeaningoftechnicalandspecializedvocabularyandto
understandtheprecisemeaningofgrade-level-appropriatewords
infictionandnonfictiontexts.
(
http://ok.gov/sde/oklahoma-academic-standards
)
Standard4:Literature-Thestudentwillread,constructmeaning,
andrespondtoawidevarietyofliteraryforms.
2.LiteraryElements-Thestudentwilldemonstrateknowledgeof
literaryelementsandtechniquesandhowtheyaffectthe
developmentofaliterarywork.a.Identifyandexplainelementsof
fiction,includingplot,conflict,character,setting,andtheme.

ISTEStandards

Materials&Devices

PriorKnowledge,Bellwork,
Pre-LessonWork

HookorBeginningof
Lesson

ClassDiscussionor
WholeClassInstruction

IndependentPractice

3.FigurativeLanguageandSoundDevices-Thestudentwill
identifyfigurativelanguageandsounddevicesandwillanalyze
howtheyaffectthedevelopmentofaliterarywork.a.Identifyand
explainfigurativelanguage,includingsymbolism,imagery,
metaphor,personification,simile,andidioms.
6.TechnologyOperationsandConcepts Studentsdemonstratea
soundunderstandingoftechnologyconcepts,systems,and
operations.Students:

a.understandandusetechnologysystems.

b.selectanduseapplicationseffectivelyandproductively.

c.troubleshootsystemsandapplications.

d.transfercurrentknowledgetolearningofnewtechnologies.

Paper,pencil,book,computerwithSMARTtech

5minutes

5-10minutes

20minutes

10-15minutes

TSWworkonamadlibworksheetwith
vocabularywords

TTWreadabookaloud.
TheWestingGame
byEllenRaskin

TTWpresentapowerpointlesson
presentingvocabularywordsand
definitions.TTWgivestudentsa
sentenceandTSWprovidethe
appropriatevocabularyterm.

Jeopardygamewithvocabularywords.

Tobreakupstudentsintogroupshave
kidsdrawnumbersforgroups.

TSWcompleteavocabularyworksheet.

Differentiation:Forstudentswith
disabilitiesreducevocabularywords
giventothosestudents.

EarlyfinisherscanreadtheirARbookor
reviewvocabularywords.

ClosureorSummative
Assessment

5minutes

TTWquizstudentsovervocabulary
wordsasawholeclassdiscussion.Quiz
theclassoverthevocabularywords
discussedinclass.

*Thetimeismerelyasuggestionbasedona45-55minuteperiodoftime(normallymiddleschoolandhighschool).
Elementaryschoolscheduledependsonthesubject.ELA/Readingisnormallynolessthana90minuteblockoftime.

ADDITIONALTHINGSTOCONSIDER:
ClassroomManagement
-describehowyouwillmanagetheactivitytoensurestudents
areontask.Considerpossiblemisuseordistractionbymobiledevicesandhowyou
hopetolimitedthesenegativebehaviors:
Studentswillbeintheirseatsunlessitistheirturntocometotheboard.Toensure
studentsareontrack,wewillkeepaseatingcharttokeeptrackofstudentprogressin
thejeopardygame.
StudentLearningBenefits
-explainhowaddingthismobilelearningactivityisbeneficial
tostudentlearning,ascomparedtoteachingthelessonwithoutthemobilelearning
activity:
Wewillusethejeopardygametogetthestudentsinvolvedinlearningthevocabulary.
Thiswillhelpthestudentsreviewandrehearsethetermsandexpandtheirknowledge
aswellaspreparethemforthequizwiththeclass.
Assessment(s)
-howwillyouassesslearningbefore,during,andattheconclusionofthis
mobilelearningactivity:
Assessmentswillbedoneinvariousways,thefirstbeingthemadlibworksheet.During
thevocabularypowerpointasstudentscometotheboardtocompleteataskwillbe
anotherwayofassessingthem.Also,duringjeopardy,wewillusetheseatingchartto
notateprogress.Wealsohavethevocabularyworksheetthestudentswillcomplete.

Step3:PurposeoftheStandard

ItisimportantthatI,asafutureeducator,understandStandard5becauseitillustratesthe
importanceoftyingmyconcentrationinEnglishtootherdisciplinesinameaningfulwaysomy

studentswilllearnhowtothinkcriticallyandcreativelytosolveproblems.Creatingan
understandingofhowdisciplineslikeEnglishareusedtocommunicateideasandthinkcritically
toanalyzeinformationpresentedbyareassuchashistory,scienceandevenmathwillhelp
studentstointernalizeskillsincriticalthinkingandproblemsolving.Mystudentswillbenefit
fromthecrossdisciplinaryapproachutilizedintheinteractivelessonplanbecauseitshowsthe
valueofcollaboration.Thisinteractivelessonplanallowedcollaborationincontentareasaswell
asininterests.Thecollaborativegroupusedpersonalinterestsandlearningstylesto
effectivelyreachstudentswithdifferentinterestsandtodifferentiatethelessoninwaysthat
allowedallstudentstobeengaged.Understandingthisstandardalsohelpsmetoteachmy
studentshowtoeffectivelyusetechnologyintheirquestforknowledgeandlearninggoals,as
wellasameansofcreatingawarenessofglobalissues.

Step4:AnalysisoftheArtifact

TheArtifactthatIchose,aninteractivepresentation,meetsStandard5becauseitwascreated
collaborativelywithothereducatorsfromdifferingdisciplinesusingtechnologyasamethodfor
engagingstudentsincreativeinteractivelearningactivities,suchastheJeopardygameand
interactivegroupactivitiestoensurestudentunderstanding.Inmyclassroom,Iwillactively
seektoutilizethistypeoflessonasitpromotesstudentgrowthonmultiplelevelsthrough
learningvocabularywords,definitionsandgivingstudentsrigorouspracticeinusingthose
termsincontext.Providingthestudentsanopportunitytowitnesscrossdisciplinecombinations
inclasswillhelptobroadentheirscopeofunderstanding.Thiscollaborativelessonwas
valuablebecauseitillustratedhowimportantitistoteachstudentsinalesscentralizedarena.
Utilizingtechnology,literature,languageartsandgroupworkwaseffectiveandengaging.
Givingthestudentsopportunitiestocollaborateingroupactivitieswillhelpbygivingstudents
reallifeexamplesandpractice.Thiswillcommunicatetheimportanceofthiscollaborative
lessonaswellasprovidethemwithopportunitiestobecomfortableindiscussionbased
atmospheres.Iwillalsostrivetocreatefamiliaritywithtechnologyintheclassroominorderto
providestudentswithaccesstolearningtoolsaswellasanappreciationfortheworldoutsideof
theirlocalsphere.