Lesson Plan

Google Drawing and Writing

Use Google Drawing to get your students inspired to write a story with details by making their own drawing.
Katherin V.
Classroom teacher
McKinley Elementary School
Burlingame, CA
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages
Objectives

Students will be able to... 

Use the basic tools in Google Drawing

Be able to practice typing skills by writing a story based on a drawing they create through Google Drawing

Subjects
English Language Arts
World Languages
Grades 4 - 5
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Attention Getter

Activity: Presenting

Explain to students that they will be able to learn to use an online tool that can help them in the future.

Student should have access to a Google account to be able to use Google Drawing through Google Drive.

Show students how to sing in to Google if they have never done it before. 

Show students how to access Google Drive.

Student Instructions

Listen to the steps on how to sing in to Google and access Google Drive.

2 Direct Instruction

Google Drive
Free, Paid

Show students how to access Google Drawing through Google Drive.

Show students how to use the basic tools on Google Drawing: lines, shapes, colors, etc.

Student Instructions

Listen to teacher's instructions to be able to practice it when it is your turn. 

3 Guided Practice

Ask students to sign in to Google.

Ask students to locate and put a certain number of items into a Drawing sheet to practice using them.

Student Instructions

Sign in to Google.

Follow teacher's instructions to practice using Google Drawing tools.

4 Independent Practice

Ask students to make a drawing using the tools on Google Drawing. It can be theme/season/holiday related or anything your students might want to create.

Student Instructions

Create a drawing based on your teacher's instructions.

5 Independent Practice Step 2

Google Drive
Free, Paid

Once students are done with their drawings, show them how to share a document through Google Drive.

Explain to students that they will be responsible for creating a story for the drawing they receive from a classmate.

 

Student Instructions

Listen to teacher's instrucions to be able to share their drawing to a classmate.

Write a story based on the drawing received.

6 Wrap Up

Activity: Conversing

Print the stories and drawings to hand to each student.

Student Instructions

Share our your drawing and story your classmate wrote.