Author:
De Ann
Subject:
Information Technology Education, Media and Communications, Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Elementary
Tags:
  • Lesson Plan
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML, Video, Other

    Education Standards

    Addressing the School Board

    Addressing the School Board

    Overview

    This is a First Grade lesson plan that incorporates Speaking and Listening into a presentation. Students will explain why they feel online school has worked for them using relevant details while expressing feelings and ideas clearly.

    Summary

    This lesson will prepare students to create a poster using Adobe Spark. Each student will create a persuasive poster that includes 3 reasons why Salt Lake Virtual Elementary should stay open and a photo from the student's year. Students will practice digital citizenship by communicating safely, respectfully, and productively. This presentation will be compiled together into a digital book and presented to the school board.

    • two 20 minute sessions
    • synchronous
    • Author De Ann Moore

     

    Background for Teachers

    The following resources can help you teach this topic:

    Creating Presentations in Adobe Spark
    Cool Powerpoint Features
    Creating a Book

     

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Learning Intentions:

    • Students will write their opinion about Salt Lake Virtual Elementary. They will provide three reasons they enjoy going to school.
    • With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

    Success Criteria:

    • Students will be able to explain how Salt Lake Virtual has made a difference in their lives by expressing ideas and feelings clearly using three complete statements.
    • Students will create a poster to publish writing using Adobe Express. 

     

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction

    Student Background Knowledge

    Students will fill out a T-Chart to activate their background knowledge about how school was before Salt Lake Virtual Elementary and how it is now that they attend Salt Lake Virtual Elementary. 

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    Students may draw pictures instead of write, or record their thoughts digitally. 

    Include a lesson on digital citizenship skills to review what communicating safely, respectfull, and productively looks like.  Nearpod Lesson

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction

    Label 4 corners in the classroom 1-4. Ask students these questions and give them a chance to respond by going to the corner that is the most reflective of their feelings.

     

    Question 1: How do you feel about Salt Lake Virtual Elementary?

    1. I love Salt Lake Virtual Elementary

    2. Salt Lake Virtual is okay.

    3. I do not like Salt Lake Virtual Elementary.

    4. I wish I was not a student at Salt Lake Virtual Elementary.

     

    Discuss with someone in your corner why you feel this way.

     

    Question 2: What do you think about being online?

    1. I wish all schools were online.

    2. I learn more being online.

    3. I get bored being online.

    4. I do not like being online.

     

    Discuss with someone in your corner why you feel this way.

     

    Question 3: Why do you think Salt Lake Virtual should stay open?

    1. I want to stay in online school

    2. I do not want to go in-person.

    3. I have health issues.

    4. I have another reason.

     

    Discuss with someone what your answer is and why.

    Next, have students fill out the "In My Opinion" graphic organizer. Have them write three reasons they like Salt Lake Virtual Elementary.  Remind students to include transitions and use the rubric when filling out the organizer.

     

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments

    Each student will create a persuasive poster that includes 3 reasons why Salt Lake Virtual Elementary should stay open and a photo from the student's year. Students will practice digital citizenship by communicating safely, respectfully, and productively. This presentation will be compiled together into a digital book and presented to the school board.

    Writing Rubric

    Adobe Spark

    Poster Creation Rubric- You may have students present posters individually to class beforehand.