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Students study topic "Transportation" in an interesting way.
1. Motivation. Questions of introduction. -2 min
2. Objectives and expected results -1 min
3. Task of the webquest. – 1 min
4. Reading Activity. -7 min
5. Group Work. Fill in the chart “Pluses and Minuses”. – 7 min
Group 1 – plane
Group 2 – train
Group 3 – ship
Group 4 - car
6. Group work “Your trip” Activity – 16 min
7. Evaluation (at the next lesson)
8. Hometask. Invent your own kind of transportation . Draw and describe it. – 1 min
Time Required: 40 minutes
By the end of the lesson student will be able to
- listen to the story about transportation and list the different modes of transportation
- find positive and negative points for different types of transportation
- describe their last trip, using guided questions
- invent their own vehicles in groups
1. Motivation. Questions of introduction.
Could you ride an elephant to school? Could you come to school in a hot air balloon? Could you come in a boat? Could you come by train? Why or why not? We will look at some different ways to travel and decide which way would be the best way to go to a particular place. We may travel by air, land, or water depending on the destination. Ready? Set? Go!
2. Objectives and expected results
2. Task of the webquest.
You will learn the importance of transportation and the different types that are used around the world. You will be able to classify the modes of transportation as to whether they will be used in air, land, or water. You will use your imagination to accomplish these goals. This end result will be your very own transportation invention.
4.. Reading Activity.
Instructions for students.
• You will listen to a story about transportation that will be read by the teacher.
• Next, we will list the different modes of transportation that we learned from the story.
• We will then sort and classify them according to the following characteristics: two wheels, four wheels, no wheels, wings.
5. Group Work. Fill in the chart “Pluses and Minuses”.
Group 1 – plane
Group 2 – train
Group 3 – ship
Group 4 – car
For example, group 1 - PLANE
Plane is fast
Plane is comfortable
Plane is interesting Plane is dangerous
Plane is expensive
Students-volunteers present their groups’ work
Notes for teachers: you can use a list of antonyms to help your students:
Expensive – chip, etc.
6. Group work “Your trip” Activity .
Students describe their last trip using the guided questions below. They can draw or write.
Each group presents their flipchart with informality.
Using of webquest in my lessons motivate students and give effective results of learning topics.
Groups of students are evaluates at the next class, after their own vehicles invention.
Land, Air, and Water Evaluation sheet
Student Group 1
CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Use of Class Time Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others. Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others. Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but occasionally distracted others. Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others.
Graphics - Originality Several parts of a vehicle used on the model reflect a exceptional degree of student creativity in their creation. One or two parts of a vehicle used on the model reflect student creativity in their creation. The parts of a vehicle are made by the student, but are based on the designs or ideas of others. No part of the model reflects a type of vehicle.
Required Elements The invention includes all required elements as well as additional information. All required elements are included in the invention. All but 1 of the required elements are included in the invention. Several required elements were missing.
Knowledge Gained Student can accurately answer all questions related to facts about transportation. Student can accurately answer most questions related to facts about transportation. Student can accurately answer about 75% of questions related to facts about transportation. Student appears to have insufficient knowledge about transportation.
8 flipcharts for the “pluses and Minuses” chart and for cluster work, markers