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Level: 2-3 grade
- Composing Processes:
strategies-mapping, brainstorming, reading, and talking-to
focus a topic, generate ideas, and keep the writing
- Read own writing to
check for meaning and rewrite, add, or delete words or ideas
to make writing clearer.
- Unity and
- Describe the
similarities and differences of plant and animals in their
appearances, behaviors and habitats.
- Identify the
different structures and functions of organisms that allow
them to survive in the environment.
- Technology as a tool
and productivity: Students use technology tools to enhance
learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
- Create appropriate
multimedia products and presentation appropriate to won
Why are dinosaurs
Animals such as
dinosaurs are unique because their structures and functions are
necessary for survival.
The students will
create a Kid Pix slide show which will illustrate the Dinosaur's
- Pre activity: Brainstorm:
- Create a chart. Title
the chart, Are Dinosaurs unique? Why?
- Have them answer the
question and chart their responses.
- Involve them in the two
interactive activities: Dino-Matching
- Using their notes and a
word processor each team will type out a report about their
- The team will create a
about their dinosaur.
- Each team will create a
storyboard of the slideshow.
- They may copy and paste
any images from Sue's
into their slideshow.
- Teacher will use the
as her guideline in assessing the slideshow and will share the
rubrics with the children before creating the KidPix
- Each team will share
their slide show with their class.
- Using a graphic
teams will add the characteristics to the chart.
- After the presentations
and completing the graphic organizer, teacher will ask the
students again," Are dinosaurs unique and why?"
- Lastly, ask
the children what have they learned about the uniqueness of the
- lead them in
understanding that their structures and functions are necessary
in order for them to survive.