Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Ask Questions and Cube Up the Answers - Section 4: Students Take a Turn Reading & Questioning


I designed this lesson because I wanted students to focus on text features and use technology.  I loved this website, but it was dependent on a good wi-fi signal for the iPad or time in the computer lab.  When I did my final glance over before teaching, I almost skipped the student use on the computer and decided to just have them write on the printed template.

I did decide to have them work together on the computers and I'm so glad I did.  The kids LOVED the website and they were SO engaged. My kids love crafts and technology so this was a great lesson for them. The bottom line, was the printed template would have been easier to do, but definitely not as exciting. Here's what the cube cut out looks like if you decide to have the kids write their answer and not use the computer/ipad.

Most importantly, the kids walked away with some real learning. They liked talking about their explorer and the simple questions and basic facts was a great opportunity for all to compare the different explorers and show what they learned from reading their books.

  Intrinsic Motivation: Easier to do but not as exciting!!
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Ask Questions and Cube Up the Answers

Unit 12: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions about informational text using words and text features to verify answers.

Big Idea: Put answers from text features on the 'BioCube'!

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English / Language Arts, Reading, biography (Nonfiction Lit), Exploration / Colonization / Settlement to 1700, quote, text features, informational text, 2nd Grade, explorers, questioning strategy, ipad, graph, charts, maps, illustration, caption, photograph
  65 minutes
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