Diary of a Butterfly Grade One

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1 Ohio Standards Connection Writing Process Benchmark G Publish writing samples for display or sharing with others using techniques such as electronic resources and graphics Indicators 14 Rewrite and illustrate writing samples for display and for sharing with others Indicator 8 Use available technology to compose text Research Benchmark A Generate questions for investigation and gather information from a variety of sources Indicators 1 Discuss ideas for investigation about a topic or area of personal interest Indicator 3 Use books or observations to gather information to explain a topic or unit of study with teacher assistance Diary of a Butterfly Grade One Lesson Summary: First-graders investigate and observe the life cycle of a butterfly The students use their findings and observations to create individual books that describe the life cycle of a butterfly while they develop beginning word processing skills Instructional Tip: Schedule lesson for late spring when caterpillars are available (by mail order) and children have developed strong writing skills and are familiar with word processing skills such as typing Estimated Duration: Four or more sessions, depending on the time it takes the butterflies to emerge (possibly two weeks) and the students writing and word processing skills to likewise emerge Commentary: Young children are fascinated with insects, and this totally engaging lesson allows children to witness the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies in their own classroom! Questions and awe abound as students observe, record and present their findings in individual research books I like that students are observing and investigating and that the questions answered are student generated I think this makes them [students] more excited about learning Every day my students were so anxious to see what had happened to their emerging butterflies We learned some significant life lessons in addition to our research and technology skills It was a very worthwhile lesson Pre-Assessment: In a whole group setting, ask students what they know about butterflies Record student knowledge and questions in the respective K and W columns of a large KWL chart about butterflies Leave the L column blank at this time Instructional Tip: A KWL chart is an instructional tool (graphic organizer) that encourages inquiry and interest in a topic The chart has three columns labeled K (What we Know about ), W (What we Want to know about ) and L (What we Learned about ) Students 1

2 supply facts and information for the K column and pose questions to record in the W column The questions in the L column are the investigative elements of the lesson Some information offered may be controversial as to its validity If this occurs, encourage students to turn their responses into questions This instructional procedure helps students combine prior knowledge with new information Scoring Guidelines: Take anecdotal notes about student questions for investigation Post-Assessment: Completion of the L column of the KWL chart what we have learned Completion of individual Butterfly Life Cycle books Scoring Guidelines: Use anecdotal records to evaluate student findings about the life cycle of butterflies after the L column (what we have Learned) of the KWL chart is complete Evaluate students published, illustrated butterfly life cycle books using the following rubric: 4 Book is complete; it communicates learned information and makes sense Words that accompany pictures are appropriate Student identifies and fully describes all steps of the life cycle of a butterfly 3 Book is complete; it communicates learned information and makes sense Words that accompany pictures are generally appropriate Student identifies and adequately describes most of the steps in the life cycle of a butterfly 2 Book is partially complete; it communicates information, but it may be erroneous or incomplete Words that accompany pictures are inadequate and/or incorrect Student identifies minimal steps in the life cycle of a butterfly 1 Book is marginally complete; it communicates little, no or incorrect information Words that accompany pictures are incorrect or do not exist Student attempts to identify steps in the life cycle, but steps are inappropriate, confusing or missing Instructional Procedures: Instructional Tip: Pre-order caterpillars to implement this lesson Part One may take two weeks to complete Part One 1 Review KWL chart with the students, identifying the big investigation items 2 Discuss caterpillars and give students observation journals 3 Instruct students to record in their journals what happens to the caterpillars on a daily basis 4 Add any questions that arise to the W column of the KWL chart 5 Until the butterflies emerge, students observe the caterpillars and pupae (chrysalises) and write in their journals on a daily (or every other day basis), noting changes or absence of changes 2

3 6 Discuss the daily changes with whole group, which encourages more inquiry Continue to add questions to the W column 7 Students share ideas and information about what they know, which connects learning to prior knowledge Part Two Instructional Tip: Pre-select a variety of non-fiction books that teach about the life cycle of butterflies to share with students (Many books exist on this topic) Choose appropriately leveled books for first grade comprehension Read one book aloud Choose five or six different leveled books or provide several copies of the same book that students can read independently These books should address some of the questions in the W column of the KWL chart 8 Review KWL chart with the students in whole group setting 9 Choose an age-appropriate non-fiction book about the life cycle of a butterfly 10 Ask for and discuss predictions about the book before reading 11 Take a picture walk through the book; allow students to point out and identify familiar pictures in the book 12 Read the book aloud; stop occasionally to supply answers to questions on the KWL chart Point out similarities between information found in the book to observations made about the butterflies that emerged in the classroom 13 Provide students with individual books to research additional information about the life cycle of a butterfly 14 Instruct students to add later to the L column of the KWL chart 15 Assign students to small groups Hand out books and sticky notes to record statements about what they learned 16 Circulate among the groups; encourage students to look for information and ask them to share what they learn 17 Add the group sticky note statements from the read aloud to the L column of the KWL chart 18 When the groups finish their books, students share what they learned and add their sticky notes to the L column of the KWL chart 19 Discuss similarities and differences of information; encourage students to discuss information 20 Address any concerns, unanswered questions or discrepancies in information Determine ways to research and confirm or refute information about controversial questions Part Three: 21 Review the KWL chart about the life cycle of a butterfly with the whole group 22 Distribute the graphic organizer (Life Cycle of a Butterfly, Attachment A) to the students Display an enlarged version for teacher modeling and demonstration 23 Explain the purposes of the organizer: to record the steps of the life cycle of the butterfly to help students create their own books about the life cycle of a butterfly 24 Encourage the students to use pictures and words so their graphic organizers become valuable tools and resources for writing their individual books 3

4 25 Work with students, encouraging their input and comments to complete the graphic organizers 26 Instruct students to use the graphic organizers to write their own stories about the life cycle of a butterfly 27 Circulate among students Encourage them to write about what they learned and to refer to their graphic organizers Remind students to sound out unfamiliar words and use resources in the room (charts, word walls, pictionaries, previously read books) Part Four: Instructional Tip: Conduct this part of the lesson in whole or small groups, depending on preferred writing revision strategies Pre-load word processing program on computers so students who are ready to publish may begin typing Ideally, students are familiar with basic typing skills for this part of the lesson (eg, use of keyboard, spacing, making corrections, capitalization) 28 Monitor students as they write their stories, reminding them that corrections and revisions are part of the writing process Some students may write longer stories than others may write Review the contents of the books: the steps of the life cycle of the butterfly and illustrations to accompany the steps Students complete typing their stories then illustrate them 29 Meet with students individually, in small groups or in centers to revise stories 30 Assist students at the computers as needed 31 Continue until all students have typed their stories 32 Print out student pages 33 Students illustrate their pages, appropriately matching their sentences Students create titles and covers for the stories 34 Assemble individual books and display for sharing Students may have an Author s Tea to share and celebrate their published pieces Instructional Tip: Use book binding techniques and available resources (eg, book binding machine, book binders, string, hole punch, metal rings) 35 Evaluate books using rubric in Post-Assessment Scoring Guidelines Differentiated Instructional Support: Instruction is differentiated according to learner needs, to help all learners either meet the intent of the specified indicator(s) or, if the indicator is already met, to advance beyond the specified indicator(s) Use small group activities to enable students of varying abilities to participate in the lesson Vary the amount of writing for individual pages and the number of pages required dependent on the ability levels of the students Extensions: Students host an Author s Tea to celebrate and share books Students independently research various topics in class, at the library or at home Students visit the Butterfly Exhibit at the conservatory 4

5 Home Connections: Invite family members to the Author s Tea to celebrate and share individual books Inform families of Butterfly Exhibit at local conservatories Encourage students to bring insect collections from home to share with the class Interdisciplinary Connections: Science Scientific Inquiry Benchmark: C Gather and communicate information from careful observations and simple investigation through a variety of methods Technology Technology and Communication Applications Benchmark: B Explore how information can be published and presented in different formats Materials and Resources: The inclusion of a specific resource in any lesson formulated by the Ohio Department of Education should not be interpreted as an endorsement of that particular resource, or any of its contents, by the Ohio Department of Education The Ohio Department of Education does not endorse any particular resource The Web addresses listed are for a given site s main page, therefore, it may be necessary to search within that site to find the specific information required for a given lesson Please note that information published on the Internet changes over time, therefore the links provided may no longer contain the specific information related to a given lesson Teachers are advised to preview all sites before using them with students For the teacher: For the students: chart paper, markers, non-fiction books about the life cycle of a butterfly, live caterpillars, butterfly home, book binding supplies (eg, book binding machine, binders, rings, string, hole punch, yarn) computers, printers, ink, paper, sticky notes, observation notebooks, pencils, crayons Vocabulary: adult caterpillar chrysalis egg larva life cycle molts pupa Technology Connections: Track the butterfly migration in the United States online through small group, whole group or individual activities Create individual books entirely on the computer using word processing programs 5

6 Research Connections: Edelson, Daniel C, Douglas N Gordin and Roy D Pea Addressing the Challenges of Inquiry- Based Learning, Technology and Curriculum Design Journal of the Learning Sciences, 8(3-4), , 1999 Inquiry-based learning helps students to become resourceful, effective investigators and problem-solvers Research reports that with effective teacher facilitation, student-centered inquiry projects can reverse patterns of underachievement Inquiry-based projects can build learning communities that foster communication skills, interpretive abilities and an understanding of issues from a variety of perspectives Novak, Joseph D "The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them" Institute for Human & Machine Cognition University of West Florida 19 Dec As learners organize their thoughts and ideas to show the relationships among concepts, they develop their own mental model, and there is an increase in higher-level thinking Ogle, Donna M The Know, Want To Know, Learn Strategy In K D Muth (Ed) Children s Comprehension of Text: Research into Practice, , Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1986 Teachers use K-W-L charts during content-area units The letters K, W, and L stand for What We Know, What We Want to Learn (What We Wonder), and What We Learned Teachers introduce a K-W-L chart at the beginning of a content-area unit and use the chart to activate children s background knowledge and identify interesting questions The questions often stimulate students interest in the topic At the end of the unit, students complete the last section of the chart, listing what they have learned This instructional procedure helps students to combine new information with prior knowledge General Tip: For optimal effectiveness, use this lesson in the late spring when caterpillars are available and when students have developed writing skills and are familiar with basic word processing Attachment: Attachment A, The Life Cycle of a Butterfly 6

7 Attachment A The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Name Date Directions: Use this graphic organizer to identify, write about and illustrate the life cycle of a butterfly First Then Next Last 7

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