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ERIC Number: ED480627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-28
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Did You Say Spiders?
Campbell, Alene
This spider unit focuses on students' development of cooperative learning and inquiry-based skills. Students read "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle, and then work in cooperative groups using the Internet to research and synthesize important information about spiders. Technology is used for vocabulary instruction and to create a multimedia presentation. During six 30-minute lessons, students will: listen and read critically; use the KWL (know-want to know-learned) strategy; analyze and synthesize the information that they read; write using reflections of written text; learn vocabulary related to spiders; create and present a multimedia presentation; and work cooperatively in groups. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A scoring guide is attached. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.