Does It Make Sense Lesson Plan (Wellington the turtle)


Wellington our turtle is the hero of this does it make sense lesson plan. There are two versions of the lesson plan, one for interactive whiteboards and one for individual computers or iPads.

Interactive Whiteboard Lesson

Overview

See the following overview for using the reading game with this does it make sense lesson plan.

  • Read the mixed up sentence. Does it make sense?
  • Click and drag words into the correct order
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag an item of rubbish into the recycling bin
  • Repeat until all the rubbish has been recycled

Context of Lesson

Pupils to read a ‘mixed up’ sentence. Then make it correct by clicking and dragging words into the correct order.

Resources Required

This does it make sense lesson plan requires the following resources. Does it make sense reading game with Wellington the turtle, interactive whiteboard

Learning Objectives

This lesson plan aims to achieve the following learning objectives.

  • To expect reading to make sense and check if it does not
  • To reinforce and apply pupils’ word-level skills through shared and guided reading

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to start the lesson by loading Wellington’s ‘Does it make sense’ reading game on to the interactive whiteboard.
  • Teacher to ask pupils what small creature they can see. Ask pupils what they know about turtles.
  • Teacher to read out what they will be doing in this reading game.
  • Start the game and ask a pupil to read the sentence aloud. Does it make sense?
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging words up on to the line, with the class suggesting the correct word order.
  • Answers will be automatically marked. Does the new sentence make sense?
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging an item of rubbish into the recycling bin.
  • Continue to the end of the reading game, allowing different pupils to read, click and drag.
  • Teaching assistants to be working with less able pupils for this game. These pupils should be encouraged to read completed correct sentence by themselves. The correct sentences could be prepared on to flashcards for these pupils to read at the end of the lesson.
  • If time allows play two games, involving as many pupils as possible. Further games are available at Club Roy.

PLENARY

When coming to the end of the lesson discuss the word ‘recycling’ and ask why it is important to recycle our rubbish. Ask pupils to consider the danger to all sea life from waste products thrown into the sea.

Literacy Homework

If you would like to extend the learning then this lesson plan suggests the following literacy homework. Draw an underwater picture full of happy sea creatures with no rubbish to spoil their home.


Individual Computer or iPad / Computer Suite Lesson

Overview

  • Read the mixed up sentence. Does it make sense?
  • Click and drag words into the correct order
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Click and drag an item of rubbish into the recycling bin
  • Repeat until all the rubbish has been recycled

Context of Lesson

Pupils to read a ‘mixed up’ sentence. Then make it correct by clicking and dragging words into the correct order.

Resources Required

This does it make sense lesson plan requires the following resources. Does it make sense reading game with Wellington the turtle, interactive whiteboard, individual computers or iPads.

Learning Objectives

The lesson aims to achieve the following objectives.

  • To expect reading to make sense and check if it does not
  • To re-order sentences choosing from given words

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to begin the lesson by loading Wellington’s ‘Does it make sense’ reading game on to the interactive whiteboard.
  • Teacher to ask pupils what small creature they can see. Ask pupils what they know about turtles.
  • Teacher to read out what they will be doing in this reading game.
  • Start the game and ask a pupil to read the sentence aloud. Does it make sense?
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging words up on to the line, with the class suggesting the correct word order.
  • Answers will be automatically marked. Does the new sentence make sense?
  • Explain to class that they will now complete the reading game with a partner. Pupils to take turns using the mouse for each sentence.
  • Teacher to ask pupils to read both the ‘muddled up’ sentence and the new sentence they make. Pupils to take turns recycling an item of rubbish.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around computers to ensure that the pupils are reading the sentences and that the game is being played correctly.
  • As pupils complete the game they can move on to the next ‘Does it make sense?’ game, e.g. game 2 or 3 etc. (teaching assistant to help load new games).
  • Pupils who finish quickly and with the help of the teacher or teaching assistant can access one of the turtle web links. What information can they find out about turtles before the end of the lesson?

PLENARY

Those pupils who accessed the turtle web links to tell the class one fact they have learnt about turtles, e.g. turtles’ favourite food is jellyfish. Teacher could scribe this on the board for the class to read.

Literacy Homework

Draw Wellington the turtle and write a sentence about him.