JOHNNY APPLESEED Courtenay Jones CI 350 April 2007
Introduction… • Johnny Appleseed’s contributions. • Facts about his life and journey. • Writing skills • Reading Comprehension Skills • Map Skills
I. Analyze Learners… • 7-8 years old • 2nd Grade • Must know 1-digit addition
II. State Objectives • SS.2.5.3 - Explore, compare and contrast the past contributions of heroic people using sources such as stories, folk tales, pictures, poems, songs, legends, holidays and customs. • RLA.2.1.7 - Respond to both literal and interpretive comprehension questions after reading a short story selection that is developmentally appropriate. • RLA.2.1.6 - Use basic comprehension skills to understand a story (e.g., story elements; main idea; sequence; cause/effect; predicting; drawing conclusions; fact or opinion; summarizing; responding creatively to texts). • MA.2.1.10 - Model 2- and 3-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.
State Objectives, cont. • RLA.2.2.3 - Begin to use the five step writing process (e.g., graphic organizers for pre-writing; descriptive words and details for drafting and revising; use of age appropriate dictionaries for editing and publishing; conferencing to edit: punctuation; capitalization; spelling at developmentally appropriate level). • SS.2.4.1 - Recognize West Virginia by shape and relative location. • TEC.2.3.3 - Identify and use electronic drawing/paint programs to combine graphics and text. • SS.2.4.2 – Demonstrate knowledge of cardinal directions, a compass rose and map legends on a map. • TEC.2.3.1 - Use a word processing program, to create, save, print and open existing files.
III. Select Media & Material… • The Story of Johnny Appleseed, Handouts/worksheets, Word searches, computers w/Word program, paint program, crayons/colored pencils, maps, whiteboard, apple seeds, and printer. • Websites used: Educator's Reference Desk - For the teacher, provides questions. Success Link - For the teacher, provides example of map activity. Wikipedia - For the teacher, provides biography. Johnny Appleseed - For the students, online crossword puzzle.
IV. Utilize Media & Materials… • Hands-on, brief lectures, activities, student oriented. • Day One (Monday) – • Read The Story of Johnny Appleseed. • Class discussion of his contributions. • Facts about his life. • Define folk tale & legend. • Crossword puzzle activity. • Day Two (Tuesday) – • Major story elements, main ideas, sequencing. • Use the story as an example for reading skills. • Matching/fill-in the blank worksheet for children.
Utilize Materials, cont. • Day Three (Wednesday) – • 2-digit addition with regrouping. • Pass out addition worksheet & apple seeds for counters. • Creating graphic organizer for letter to Johnny Appleseed. • Day Four (Thursday) – • Finish graphic organizers • Begin rough drafts
Utilize Materials, cont. • Day Five (Friday) – • Finish rough drafts. • Assign students to a partner. • Edit/revise each other’s letter. • Work on revisions. • Day Six (Monday) – • Divide students into two groups. • One group will make a map of Johnny’s journey. • The other group will use the paint program to create a picture of Johnny Appleseed.
Utilize Materials, cont. • Day Seven (Tuesday) – • Group one will finish maps, include title/compass rose/legend • Group two will finish picture and print. • Switch groups’ assignments. • Day Eight (Wednesday) – • Finish maps/pictures. • Finish revising rough drafts. • Students will begin typing their final drafts on Word program. • Coloring pages, word searches, provided for students due to number of computers. • Once students are finished typing, save file and let another student use the computer.
Utilize Materials, cont. • Day Nine (Thursday) – • Students will open their files, finish letters, then print. • Extra time to finish all assignments. • Day Ten (Friday) – • Free day. • Students can show off their work to other students. • Talk about what they have learned. • Provide treats – apple cider, caramel apples, etc. for students.
IV. Require Learner Participation… • Hold students’ interest by involving them in activities. • Hands-on assignments. • Creativity/Imagination. • Computer projects.
V. Evaluation… • Class discussion. • Comprehension worksheets. • 2-digit addition worksheet. • Map assignment. • Picture assignment. • Graphic organizer, rough draft, and final draft of letter.