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The students will learn to write a descriptive essay about a three-day space camp experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Students will then produce a multimedia slideshow about the experience.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will describe a class field trip, using the steps of the writing process. Students will create a slideshow presentation on a given topic.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will use correct grammar, mechanics, and sentence and paragraph structure. Students will expand vocabulary. Students will explain the steps of the writing process. Students will demonstrate basic computer skills using publishing, presentation, and word processing software.
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
colored felt pen, overhead projector
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access, word processing and presentation software (such as MS Word and PowerPoint), printer, LCD projector or other projection device, digital camera or scanner
Students will be familiar with the steps involved in the writing process, the differences between the three modes of writing that are studied in fourth grade (Narrative, Descriptive, and Expository), and have a basic knowledge of presentation and word processing software.
Assessment of the descriptive essay will be by teacher observation of students correctly using the writing process to prepare the essays. Correct usage of grammar, vocabulary, mechanics, sentence and paragraph structure will be evaluated using a slideshow rubric (attached).
Students could use persuasive writing to create a brochure encouraging others to visit the Space Camp and Rocket Center.
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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.