Be A Perfect Person in Just
How It Works:
Students explore the fascinating world of "Be A Perfect Person in
Just Three Days" in this exciting unit. The students participate in
activities such as cause and effect, 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 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.
The students read for
The students increase vocabulary.
The students identify the cause
to the effect.
The students use the
text to practice various grammar skills.
The students use technology to
enhance creativity and communication skills.
Estimated Class Periods To Complete:
10 or more
Software Materials Used:
Bookmarked Internet web sites, word processing, spreadsheets
Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days, Language Arts,
Reading, Fiction, Stephen Manes, plot, main idea, cause and effect, story map,
setting, characters, problem, events, solution
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
3 & 4