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ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Spotting Sounds All Around
Description: This is both a hands-on and technology based lesson where students can apply their knowledge of letter/sound relationships while incorporating the use of classroom technology. This Language Arts activity will allow for the students to work with a partner to find objects in the classroom that begin with the initial sounds of selected letters of the alphabet. The partners will use the classroom digital camera to photograph each of the items. The images will then be downloaded to the classroom computer to create a class Power Point presentation about letter/sound relationships.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K)
Title: Fun with Seasons!
Description: In this lesson students will learn about proper sequencing of events while also learning about our four seasons. We will be reading the book, The Apple Pie Tree and will be discussing each season prior to our reading. The students will give examples of each season and the types of clothing they wear or activities they do during each season. After reading the book students will complete a project where they will "dress" their stick figures on construction paper with the proper clothing in each season and will sequence these in the correct order.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Clifford's Class Trip by Norman Bridwell
Description: During this lesson students learn new vocabulary words through an enjoyable children's book. Students use knowledge of the new words to create a slideshow and original story.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Fun on the Farm
Description: During this lesson, students will navigate the Internet to learn about farm animals. Students will take a virtual field trip with the teacher to explore a farm. They will also visit a website and explore farm animals and their sounds.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm      
Description: Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study     
Description: In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss     
Description: Young readers create a classroom book modeled after Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate all the places they can read
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom     
Description: Students work with their peers to develop classroom rules.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Stop Signs, McDonald's, and Cheerios: Writing With Environmental Print     
Description: Students use logos from everyday life to identify individual letters and then create their own captions for the images.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Bingo! Using Environmental Print to Practice Reading     
Description: The game Bingo is transformed in this lesson in which students use symbols and images to make connections to environmental print through the use of personalized Bingo cards.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom     
Description: Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: What's in a Name? Teaching Concepts of Letter and Word     
Description: In this recurring activity, the process of choosing a helper for the day becomes a literacy activity, with the helper's name as a starting place for reading and writing.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Student of the Day: Create Sound/Letter Understanding With Names     
Description: Name games make learning letters fun and interactive in this lesson where students get to know more about each other as they spell out their classmates names.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose     
Description: Watch Mother Goose work her magic! This lesson uses nursery rhymes to help emergent readers remember the letters and their sounds and identify word chunks.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: We're Going On A Name Talk
Digital Tool: Voki
Digital Tool Description: Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. Voki lives on your blog, social network profile and will soon be integrated in various instant messaging platforms. You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.


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Podcasts


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Let's Start Smart Alphabet and Letter Sounds ABCDE Song
http://www.youtube.c...
YouTube video with an animated girl singing alphabet letters, letter sounds, and objects that begin with the letter.

Interactives/Games


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Up to Ten - Alphabet Game
http://www.uptoten.c...
See and hear the letters of the alphabet or find the letters of the alphabet when asked.

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Show me the letter
http://www.uptoten.c...
This is a student interactive involving the alphabet.

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ABC Memory Match
http://www.abcya.com...
Students will play a memory game matching alphabet cards.

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Henry and the Sugarbugs Story
http://www.abcya.com...
An interactive story for emergent readers.

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Marvin and Sweetie Story
http://www.abcya.com...
An interactive book for emergent readers.

Learning Activities


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Starfall - The ABC Song
http://www.starfall....
Click on the ABC logo for a an alphabet song that contains letters, letter sounds, and a word that begins with each letter sound.

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ABC Teach - Matching Alphabet Cards
http://www.abcteach....
This is a pdf of pictures and matching alphabet letters.

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Up to Ten - Alphabet Game
http://www.uptoten.c...
See and hear the letters of the alphabet or find the letters of the alphabet when asked.

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Read-Write-Think-Match Letters & Sounds
http://www.readwrite...
Alphabet cards are provided for a game in which the student names the letter, the sound it makes, or a word that begins with the letter.

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Literacy Center-Identify Letters
http://www.literacyc...
Auditory and visual program that says letter names as student clicks on them.

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Show me the letter
http://www.uptoten.c...
This is a student interactive involving the alphabet.

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Starfall - Cut Up/Take Home Books
http://www.starfall....
"Cut Up/Take Home Books" offers stories to that may be printed. The same stories are read aloud on the "Learn to Read" section of Starfall.

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Henry and the Sugarbugs Story
http://www.abcya.com...
An interactive story for emergent readers.

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Marvin and Sweetie Story
http://www.abcya.com...
An interactive book for emergent readers.

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