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Keywords: Reading, language arts, technology, chromebook, web quest,
Subject(s): Social Studies, Writing, History, Reading, English/Language Arts
Grades P-K through 5
NETS-S Standard:
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Adair County Elementary School , Columbia, KY
Planned By: Sarah Dean
Original Author: Sarah Dean, Columbia
Oregon Trail Lesson Plan
Week 12
Third Grade Reading

Background: Students have participated in a book study over the book Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattiesburg Campbell. We studied point of view, character traits and sequence of events.

Standards: RI 3.1 RI 3.4 RI 3.5 SL 3.3 W 3.3

I Can Statements:
RI 3.1 I can find answers to a question in the text.
R I 3.4 I can use context clues to understand the meaning of new words.
RI 3.5 I can use text features to understand information in a text.
SL3.3 I can ask and answer questions about information from a speaker.
W 3.3 I can write a real or imagined narrative.

Essential Question: What is the point of view of a pioneer child on the Oregon Trail?

Lesson Plan: Students will go to my teacher website to access the web quest.
http://www.adair.k12.ky.us/olc/page.aspx?id=29366&s=1439 They will use the links on the Web quest to complete the assignment. Students will complete the assignment on their own paper and turn it in. I will monitor as students complete it.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Social Studies, writing language arts
Students will share their writing pieces aloud in class.
Materials: Mobile Labs
Other Items: 25 Chromebook, $250 each, total of $6250.00