Beacon Unit Plan Library

Dog Gone 'Paw'erful Writing

Michelle Gowan
W.R. Tolar K-8 School (Liberty County Schools)

Description

Students research a dog breed and create note cards to reflect a variety of research and information. Students then develop a five-page PowerPoint presentation that reflects the information. Students present their topics to the class using their PowerPoint slide shows as a visual aid. Step-by-step instructions are included in this unit for students to use in creating the PowerPoint slides. Students also practice presentation skills with peers prior to the actual oral presentations. Because of its straightforward design and simplicity, this unit would also be an excellent tool for higher learner level ESE students that have academic difficulty with reading, taking notes, and organizing information.

Questions

How can I make an effective presentation?

Duration

The planned duration of this activity is 12 days.

Associated Files

Instructional Overview PDF     File Extension:  pdf

Diagnostic Assessment PDF     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment #1 PDF     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment #2 PDF     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment #3 PDF     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment #4 PDF     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

Dog Gone Good Note Cards
Students research a dog breed and create at least three note cards detailing information obtained about the dog breed. This is the first of three lessons that are part of a unit called, "Dog Gone Paw-erful Writing and Presenting with PowerPoint."

Paw-er up for PowerPoint
Students learn how to display research material in PowerPoint slide format. This is the second lesson in a unit called, "Dog gone Paw-erful Writing and Presenting with PowerPoint."

Training for the Big Show
Using PowerPoint as a visual aid, students orally present information from research to the class. This is the third and final lesson plan in the unit.
Return to the Beacon Lesson Plan Library.