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Improving Math & Science Learning:
Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Lesson 5


Compiling A Big Book of Fish

Projected Time Required 

Four to Five Sessions

Objective

  • Students will make a Big Book based on all of the information researched.
  • Students will make a Big Book using computer printouts of digital pictures and Kid Pix drawings.

Materials
  • A computer
  • A color printer
  • Lots of paper for printouts
  • Sentence strips
  • Oak tag paper

Procedure

The students work in small groups. Each group is assigned a topic such as "What do fish look like?"; "What do fish need in their environment?"; "What do fish eat?"; and "Eggs and babies."
Each student uses the information researched in previous sessions to write a fact about their topic on a sentence strip. 

The students glue their information onto the large oak tag paper and include a fish cutout on top of the page.

The students print out their Kid Pix drawings and pictures, and glue them onto the oak tag paper.
Students and teacher discuss the order of the pages and create a table of contents.

Students and teacher put pages together to compile a class Big Book.

Assessment

  • Students will be able to write facts about a topic.
  • Students will be able to make a book from the information they gather.


Author
Chrissy Koukiotis,
Teacher, PS1M, 
New York City Public Schools

Collaborator
Kathy Huey
Community School District Two Technology Staff Developer

Subjects
reading, social studies, technology

Class periods to complete: 12-14


Beginning Grade Level: 1
Ending Grade 
Level: 2

 

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