Lesson Plan

Poison Dart Frogs

collect facts and report on a topic
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Students will be able to create, publish, and present a report on the poison dart frog.

English Language Arts
Grades 2 - 4
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Student Notes

1 The Hook

I will be showing a Youtube video that will be giving some facts on the Poison Dart Bull Frog (PDBF). The video will be more of a refresher because they will have learned about PDBF during a their literacy unit. Before the video I will instruct the students that they will be responsible for taking notes on some of the facts from the short video. The students will be using pencil and paper for this.


2 Direct Instructions

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Google Drive
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- Navigate to Thinglink and log in. I will show the students that they should click on "create" to begin.

- Then I will click the blue button to upload the image. The image of the frog can be file uploaded, dragged and dropped, or uploaded by pasting the URL. 

- After adding the picture you will give it a title. I choose to go with the student's name and their class number. 

- Then I will show that by clicking anywhere on the image you will be given the tools to add text and links to pictures and videos. You can even change the icons used for your links. 

- This is my sample that I will share of what a finished product might look like. I purposely ommited the facts for this project.

- Students will then either log in or use their email accounts to create a free account. Set up is less than 2 minutes long.  

3 Guided Practice/Independent Practice

- Students will begin to pool their research together which will have been done in a previous class or they can use National Geographics for Kids to get/get more information. (They have learned about the topic beforehand) 

- Students must add links of at least 5 facts (just text), one outside website with facts, an audio sound, and a video clip.

- As they are putting their work together I will be circulating helping guide any students that need it. 

Student Instructions

Students will work on creating their Thinglinks.

4 Share

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- Students must post links to the Padlet wall and they will comment on at least 4 students Thinglinks. Once a student has 4 comments their comment will not count towards their minimum.

- Optional have a few students present and share their Thinglink (time dependant)