Unit 1 Lesason A-B-C Searching
Connecting search using the alphabet in a physical picture dictionary and an online picture dictionary. https://photographicdictionary.com/letter Invite students to compare/contrast similarities and differences.
2 Direct Instruction
Introduce vocabulary: search and dictionary
Teacher will demonstrate finding an animal in the online picture dictionary using a projector. Teacher passes out papers with a letter for students to use to look up their animals.
3 Guided Practice
Students will go to their individual computers. Teacher will demonstrate how the site is organized and guide them to finding their assigned letter. Teacher and students will choose a category such as animals. Teacher and students will explore the category and choose an animal that starts with their assigned letter to focus on.
4 Independent Practice
Teacher will gather students to share their work and create a class animal dictionary for the classroom library.
Discussion: Students will share their work and discuss how they can use the alphabet to find things in an online dictionary.
Students will look up their animal. Students will write the name of the animal and draw a picture.