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Great American Inventors: Using Nonfiction to Learn About Technology Inventions

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three class sessions, plus time for reading biographies and creating presentations
Lesson Author

Andrea Kent

Mobile, Alabama

Skipper Malcolm

Mobile, Alabama

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 17

The Wright brothers made their phenomenal flight!

Students celebrate the Wright brothers' flight in 1903 by having a classroom celebration that includes a multimedia timeline and comparisons of the Wright Flyer to the planes we have today.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 23

The first typewriter patent was awarded in 1868.

Students take part in an inquiry-based study that compares typewriters to computers.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 3

Google was formally incorporated this week in 1998.

Students are guided in an exploration of search tools and have a discussion about the purposes, benefits, and disadvantages of each.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between three objects or ideas.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Through Voki, a Web 2.0 tool, students create customizable avatars for class presentations for various purposes, such as presenting biographical information, expressing an opinion, or reading a poem.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching with Zooming Slideshows through Prezi

Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.

 

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