I Can Read, So You Can Too! Monica Chung Louisa Plotkin Ed200 Curriculum Project ‘06 Trinity College
Introduction • This curriculum is designed for a 2nd grade class • Students will work in conjunction with a Kindergarten class • Project is aimed towards enhancing learning capabilities
Objectives • Students will develop their linguistic skills by writing pen pal letters in the beginning of the process and presenting the final alphabet book to the Kindergarten class.
Objectives Cont. • Students will develop their spatial intelligence by creating a drawing as visual support for the final classroom alphabet book.
Objectives Cont. • Students will develop their interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences while they act as a role model for the younger children.
Day 1 • Introduce curriculum • Importance of reading • Kindergarten partner • Pen pal letters
Discussion Questions for the Teacher: The importance of reading. • Why do you think you learn how to read in school? • When do you think children should start learning how to read? Do you think Kindergarten is too early? • When did you first learn how to read? Who taught you? • Do you read outside of school? • Why is it important to do so? • How will reading help you in the future?
Pen-Pal Letter • Date: ________ • Dear __________________, • _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. • From, • _______________
Day 2 • Assign alphabet letters • Brain storm • Rough draft • Peer edit alphabet page • Pen pal letters
Day 3 • Receive pen pal letters/pictures • Pen pal letters • Final draft • Practice presentation • Learn an ABC song
Day 4 • Present to Kindergarten classroom • Other activities with their “little sibling” • Songs • Read other books
Evaluation • Improvement in writing abilities • Mentor quality • Final product of alphabet page • Oral presentation • Self-assessment