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Students will compare the character traits of Henry and Mudge here using Kidspiration and a Venn diagram

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Language Arts  

Grade:

2  

Title – Comparing and contrasting Henry and Mudge
by Cynthia Rylant and Suçie Stevenson
By – Alicia Dyer
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 2nd
Duration – 20 minute session

Overview:

    The students will drag and drop character traits within a Venn diagram to describe two story characters.

Learning Outcomes:

      Language Arts:

      • The learner will identify the story elements of characters and their traits.

 

    Technology:

    • The learner will use technology to share and communicate information with others;
    • open and save a document to/from a specific folder;
    • identify the appropriate application for the task by name;
    • drag and drop and
    • review basic word processing skills: format text, edit, and print.

Materials:

  • Computer with Kidspiration.
  • Henry and Mudge book
  • Henry_mudge.kia template

Procedure

  • The students will read Henry and Mudge prior to the activity.
  • The students will choose the descriptions that fit each character.
  • The teacher will demonstrate how to:
    1. Open document named henry-mudge.kia
    2. Drag and drop the phrases in the Venn diagram.
    3. Print document.
    4. Name and save the document to the student’s folder.
    5. Quit Kidspiration.

Assessment:

      Language Arts:

      • The teacher will check to see that the learner has placed the phrases within the Venn diagram correctly.

 

    Technology:

    • The teacher will observe students using technology to share and communicate information with others,
    • The teacher will observe students opening and saving a document to/from a specific folder.
    • The teacher will observe students identifying the appropriate application for the task by name.
    • The teacher will observe students formatting text, editing, and printing.

Extension Activities: (Optional)

    Advanced learners can pick two characters from another story and do a trait comparison using Kidspiration.

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