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Author:Kim Moore
System: Chilton County
School: Verbena High School

  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 16295

Title:

Newberry Award

Overview/Annotation:

This unit will introduce the history of the Newberry Award to students. The selection process will be discussed. Students will also visit websites and the library to select a Newberry book to read. Finally, students will give book talks to accompany slideshows they have created.


 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
TC2 (3-5)
2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
  • Using navigational features commonly found in technology applications
  • Identifying digital file types
  •  
    TC2 (3-5)
    8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
    Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries
  • Using technology tools to organize information
  • Demonstrating efficient Internet search strategies
  • Example: keyword search
  • Evaluating electronic resources for reliability based on publication date, bias, accuracy, and source credibility
  •  
    ELA2015 (3)
    9. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the Grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.3.10]
     
    ELA2015 (3)
    34. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace. [SL.3.4]
     
    ELA2015 (4)
    2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. [RL.4.2]
     
    ELA2015 (4)
    9. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the Grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.4.10]
     
    ELA2015 (4)
    35. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. [SL.4.4]
     
    ELA2015 (5)
    2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. [RL.5.2]
     
    ELA2015 (5)
    9. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the Grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.5.10]
     
    ELA2015 (5)
    35. Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. [SL.5.4]
     

    Local/National Standards:

     

    Primary Learning Objective(s):

    Students will use computer catalog software to find a Newbery book in the library. Students will create a slideshow presentation as a book review.

    Additional Learning Objective(s):

     

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    Greater than 120 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    Newbery books, Internet Activity Sheet (see attached)

    Technology Resources Needed:

    Computer lab with Internet access, projection system such as LCD projector, presentation software

    Background/Preparation:

    Students should have computer and Internet skills, as well as experience with creating slideshow presentations. The teacher will need to bookmark the Newbery Medal Home Page on the computers the students will be using.


      Procedures/Activities: 
     
    1.)Introduce the history of the Newbery Award using the presentation attached. Students will take notes when needed. Discuss the assignment of the research on the computer as well as how to cite references.
    (Citation Machine)
    Students may use this resource for help in citing sources.

    2.)Students will go to the computer lab and review the Newbery Award website. Students will be given an Internet Activity sheet (see attached) to complete while reviewing the website. Allow students to discuss their discoveries at the end of the time period.
    (American Library Association)
    The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

    3.)Students will use the computer catalog to find a Newbery book which they would like to read and check it out.

    4.)Students will read their library books over several days and take notes for their book reviews.

    5.)Students will go to the computer lab and create slideshow presentations about the Newbery book. Their presentations should be a review of the book in which they discuss the theme of the book as well as their opinion of the book. Students may select one of the many storyboard graphic organizers located on the following website.
    (Enchanted Learning - Graphic Organizer)
    Storyboards for book reviews are provided at this site.

    6.)Students will then present their slideshows to the class and discuss the books they read.


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      Assessment  

    Assessment Strategies

    Teacher will assess slideshow presentation using provided rubric.


    Acceleration:

    Students may develop their own class award for a "Book of the Year". Students may read two Newbery Award books and compare them on their slideshow presentations.

    Intervention:

     
    Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

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    Attention Using Groups and Peers
    Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior

    Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.
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