Find the Perfect Pet
1 Hook - Look at the Perfect Pet
My daughter asked me for a pet and I said "yes." I was so excited I stopped at the store on the way home from work and got her a pet rock. I thought, "This is great! I don't have to feed it or walk it or worry if we don't come home on time." So I bought a pet ladybug and took it home and showed her and she cried! She said, "Mom, I want a living pet. You got me a non-living pet." I'm hoping you can help me find the perfect pet for my daughter to make her happy. Read aloud PebbleGo e-book about living and nonliving characteristics.
SWBAT work in pairs and create T chart of characteristics of living and nonliving things. What can living things do? What are features or traits of non living things?
2 Direct Instruction (Reading ) and Guided Practice and Independent Practice
Teacher will read an e-book about a pet. Teacher will introduce facts. Facts are something you know is true. It is always true and does not change from person to person. Teacher models using facts to answer questions. Facts can be found by using the 5Ws and 1H to answer questions we may have. "Living things need food and water. A cat uses food and water. A cat is a living pet."
Scholars will read e-books in the science PebbleGo section on animals and living/nonliving things in order to use facts to answer questions. Scholars will use bubble charts to organize their facts. Work can be scaffolded by having lower functioning children work with higher children in pairs. Facts will then be transferred digitally to Popplet for pair and share accountable talk.
Use : http://nycdoe.libguides.com/c.php?g=65930&p=425392 Assessment 1.4 Using Facts to Answer Questions
3 Share Out & Assessment
Teacher will prompt wrap up by asking students to share out verbally and with their digital projects. With lower students, the project can be read aloud. However, higher functioning students can articulate with visual prompting and answer questions
Students will continue to use accountable talk. They will show how facts indicate whether something is living or nonliving.