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It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 30- to 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jennifer Reed

Arlington, Texas

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Lizzy's Do's and Don'ts by Jessica Harper (HarperCollins Juvenile Books, 2002)

  • A timer with minutes

  • Chart paper

  • Computer with ClarisWorks or Microsoft Word

  • Markers or pencils

  • Sticky notes

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PRINTOUTS


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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

1. Read the online article "Child Development: What Research Says About Technology and Child Development." This article provides background information on the benefits of using computers to enhance social, language, and cognitive skills.

2. Compile the following materials into one place for easy access:
  • Chart paper with the heading "Our Classroom Rules"

  • Sticky notes (regular square size works the best)

  • A timer with minutes

  • Team Member Job Cards (print and cut the cards; laminate for durability)

  • Team Talker Chip (print and cut the chip; laminate for durability) or some other tangible item for students to hold when talking
3. Provide students with a basic lesson in using ClarisWorks or Microsoft Word if necessary, particularly how to use fonts and graphics.

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