Flat Wayne on Twitter
Teacher will show the children the blue "Twitter bird" and ask if any of them know what it is. We will watch the short video introducing what Twitter is for.
Students will answer if they know about Twitter and then listen to the short video.
2 Direct Instruction
Teacher will show the children how to search for #FlatStanley and what exactly that means. When we find out where Flat Stanley is, we will look up his location on Google Maps as a whole group.
3 Guided Practice
Teacher will demonstrate with Google Maps on the screen.
Children will look up the places to see where Flat Stanley is as we search Twitter via Google Maps.
4 Independent Practice
Teacher will explain directions for drawing activity.
Children will decide upon one of the best places that they found for our Flat Wayne to visit while searching Google Maps today. They will then use crayons and paper to draw what they think this place will look like.
5 Wrap Up
Teacher will facilitate the share portion of the Twitter/Google Maps activity.
Children will share out their drawing of the place they wish for our Flat Wayne to visit, like a place that we found when searching #FlatStanley in today's lesson.
Key Standards Supported
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Speaking & Listening
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.