How to address violence in the news with your students.
How to Take Care of My Pet
Show Pet 101 Rabbits
Ask: If you could have any pet what would it be?
Discuss how different pets have different needs. What were some of the things the video "Pet 101 Rabbits" said that pet rabbits need?
Explain that students will get to select any pet, but they will need to research how to take care of the pet they choose.
2 Direct Instruction
Explain: When I want to find information about something I like to go to PebbleGo.
Navigate to the PebbleGo Homepage and ask: If I want to locate information about pets, where should I look? (animals)
Click on animals, hover over each tile as it reads aloud and ask: Which tile would give us information about pets? (pets and farm animals)
Click on Pets and Farm Animals and ask: Which tile would help me find a pet? (Pets)
Click on Pets and select a pet.
Navigate through the article pointing out the speaker and each of the tabs. Hover over the tabs as PebbleGo reads aloud. Ask students to predict what type of information they would find on each page.
Preview the entire article with class making sure to click on each of the features.
Instruct the students that today they will preview at least three pets and choose one pet they will research for tomorrow's lesson.
3 Guided Practice/Independent Practice
Review with students how to navigate to PebbleGo on their computers. Send students to computers and have students select the catagories that would get them to Pets. Students read or listen to at least three pet article.
Ask students to share with their partners what pet they selected to research tomorrow. Explain that tomorrow they will record everything they need in order to care for that pet.
Key Standards Supported
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
(Begins in grade 4)
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
(Begins in grade 4)