Dimon Elementary Year One
Pitts – Jen Weisphal
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will learn to implement the vocabulary words connected to the story, A Stitch in Time
- Students will collaborate, create, debate, and present their ideas
- Students will practice voting as a majority rule
- Students will create visual art inspired by historical events
5RI1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
5RI3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. Text Structure/Cause and Effect
ELAGSE5SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
- Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
ELAGSE5SL4: 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.
VA5.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.
- Utilize multiple approaches to plan works of art, incorporating imaginative ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images.
VA5.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.
- Create original works of art that communicate values, opinions, and feelings.
- Create works of art emphasizing multiple elements of art and/or principles of design.
- Create representational works of art from direct observation (e.g. landscape, still life, portrait).
- Create works of art inspired by historical, contemporary, and/or social events.
VA5.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).
ELA & Visual Art
- Large poster sheets
Students were divided into groups by desk. PAIR Specialist used vocabulary connected to A Stitch in Time to describe the process of the poster dialogue activity, including keywords:
Committees– groups of people chosen to do certain work (different groups in class)
Convention– a formal meeting for some special purpose (this lesson plan is the convention to discuss creation of a class flag)
Debate– to argue about or discuss at a meeting (time given to discuss and create a flag design)
Proposal– a plan or suggestion that is presented to others for consideration (presenting flag draft to the rest of the class)
Representatives– people chosen to speak or act for others (choosing a speaker/speakers of the group to present flag to class)
Resolve– to settle, explain, determine, or solve (having a class vote to determine the flag the students agree on to represent their class)
Situation– a condition or state of affairs; circumstance
Union– something formed by a joining together; confederation (the students coming together in a union under their new class flag!)
Students were given three minutes to discuss ideas on designing a class flag within their groups, allowing each person to share ideas and debate and agree on what ideas would be used. When the three minutes was up, students had five minutes to create a rough draft of their flag on their poster.
At the end of the five minutes, each group would have one minute each to present their flag to the entire class. Once presentations were done, the class voted on the flags to compromise and agree upon a flag to represent the class!
- This lesson could definitely be given more time, allowing for more discussion in groups as well as more time to draw out their designs. It is useful to limit students to voting for a flag other than their own group to eliminate personal favoritism.