How It Works:
Students will explore the fascinating world of Freckle Juice in this
exciting unit. The students participate in activities such as cause and
effect, sequencing, fact and opinion, grammar (capitalization, punctuation
marks, plural nouns, compound words, past and present verbs, contractions,
quotation marks), compare and contrast, word processing and searching the
internet. Students will also use online resources to create word searches and
puzzles using vocabulary words, create spreadsheets and graphs from class
surveys, to complete grammar and word usage activities and learn how to write
a publish book report.
* The students will be able to read for comprehension.
* The students will increase vocabulary.
* The students will put events in sequential order.
* The students will identify the cause to the effect.
* The students will identify the difference between a fact and an opinion.
* The students will be able to use the text to practice various grammar
* The students will use technology to enhance creativity and communication
Estimated Class Periods To Complete:
10 or more
Software Materials Used:
Bookmark Internet web sites, word processing, spreadsheets
Freckle Juice, Language Arts, Reading, Fiction, Judy Blume
The project is designed for third grade students, but can
be easily be adapted for higher and lower grade levels. Average and ESOL
(English as a Second Language) students will find success.
The best feature of this unit is the integration of web
sites and their information with cooperative learning grouping of the students
in the classroom. Students gain knowledge through the use of computers, the
Internet, reading and writing.
Bookmark web sites in advance and have materials (handouts
and supplies) already prepared for students.
About the Teacher:
Beatriz Vazquez has a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary
Education and has worked for Charles R. Hadley Elementary for the last eight
years. She has taught first, second and third grade and is currently teaching
a third grade class. She has been a participant in the Citibank FamilyTech
project for the last seven years and her students have been busy learning
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