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Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip

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Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Eight 30- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Denton, Texas

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

Denise Haunstetter

Tampa, Florida

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Crossword Puzzles

This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.

 

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MOBILE APPS

Grades   K – 5  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

The Alphabet Organizer lets users create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 7

The first picture of Earth was taken by the U.S. satellite Explorer VI in 1959.

After students view the first picture from the Explorer VI Satellite, they discuss the differences between this first image and the images of the earth that we typically see today.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 16

Dictionary author Noah Webster was born in 1758.

Students play a variation of the game Balderdash to practice vocabulary.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 28

The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986.

Students interview a parent or another adult about the Challenger and hypothesize about differences. Students can also write about the Columbia disaster in 2003.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 26

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, was born in 1951.

After exploring information about Sally Ride on the StarKids Who's Who site, students write a letter using the Letter Generator to Dr. Ride's foundation, Sally Ride Science.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 20

In 1969, the first human walked on the moon.

As a class, students discuss Neil Armstrong's famous quote when he landed on the moon and explore the difference that one word can make, as well as the gendered language that Armstrong uses.

 

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