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Arthur’s Eyes

Grade Level:

First and second

Time Required:

30 minutes

Objective:

The students will use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.

Overview:

Arthur feels proud of his new eyeglasses-that is, until he wears them to school! Arthur’s trying experience is a fun learning experience for all.

Materials required:

Fish eyes (one for each student), craft materials and tag board, the book Arthur’s Eyes by Marc Brown, glue, scissors, crayons, pencils and a computer online with a printer.

Vocabulary

eyes    lens    pupil    cornea

Procedures:

The activities below are in the teaching style of Bloom's Taxonomy. This was done to encourage the students to use higher level thinking skills.

Activities:

Knowledge -.The students will read the story Arthur’s Eyes and make K-W-L chart about what they know about eyes, what they want to find out about eyes and in the end, what they have learned about eyes.

Comprehension - The students will label the parts of an eye. The students will also construct a graph on which they record various eye colors of the students that are in their class.

 

Application - Give each student a fish eye. Allow them to explore and examine their specimen. After this is done orally discuss the parts of an eye.

Analysis - The students will examine the eyes of different animals and compare them by size, color and shape. The students will chart display of the animals that have similar formations.

Synthesis -The students will create personalized eyeglasses. Using a variety of arts and crafts materials, have students decorate tag board eyeglass cutouts to their liking. Invite students to wear their creations for activities requiring "extra concentration."

Technology Connection -
Arthur's PBS Website
Green Eyes

Extension:

Invite a local eye doctor do an in school field trip with your class. Have him/her explain the significance of our eyes and their structure. Have the students to already have questions ready to ask the doctor.

Home Learning:

The students will make a make a flip book explaining ways that we can take care of our eyes.

Evaluation:

Have the students will answer teacher made comprehension question from the book Arthur’s Eyes.

 

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