Lesson Plan

Who Would Win?

Students will research and create a digital presentation on an animal and it's adaptations. Students will give reasons to support and prove why their animal would "win" in a fight with a classmate's animal.
Stephanie D.
Classroom teacher
Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary School
Chesnee, SC
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

-Use digital research tools to gather information

-Create a persuasive digital presentation

English Language Arts
forming arguments
reading comprehension
using supporting evidence
Grades 2
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Introduction

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Teacher will use teacher created Blendspace to introduce and hook students . Teacher will show a "Who Would Win" video located on the Blendspace. Teacher will model and present an example digital presentation, also located on the Blendspace. 

Student Instructions

Students will be given time to explore the Blendspace with a partner. Blendspace will include "Who Would Win" videos as well as a teacher created example presentation (end product) .

2 Research

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Before beginning unit, teacher will create a symbaloo with appropriate resources for student animal research. Teacher will create a QR code (to animal symbaloo) so that students can access the Symbaloo during independent work stations. 

Student Instructions

Student will use an Ipad to scan a QR code. Using QR code, students will access teacher created Symbaloo. Students will research, recording the information on a graphic organizer.

3 Presentation Creation

Teacher will support as necessary. 

Student Instructions

Students will use gathered information to create a persuasive digital report using Educreations. The report must prove what adaptations their animal has that would enable it to surive a fight with a predator. 

4 Presentation

Teacher will draw two names from a hat to "battle" each other. 

Student Instructions

Student will present their Educreations digital report the their classmates, persuading classmates to choose their animal as the winner. 

5 Wrap Up

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Teacher will read Padlet responses and generate a class discussion. The "winner" will be decided from students responses. 

Student Instructions

Classmates not presenting will use an ipad to access padlet. As their classmates present, students will choose who would win. On padlet, students will write the winning animal as well as give reasons why they chose that animal (how they were persuaded). Ex: I think the King Cobra would win because of his venemous fangs and speed.