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by Evelyn O'Krinsky
Exploratory Activities (Introductory/Focus)
This lesson is to be given at the beginning of the school year to familiarize the students with the computer lab and the Internet. This activity will also give students a resource for writing future essays.
Each 9th grade English student shall be able to access the Internet from the school lab using their passwords.
Each 9th grade English students shall be able to explore an Internet web site and obtain information.
Each pair of 9th grade English students shall explore a given web site and answer questions about how to write essays.
Materials, Resources, Software
1. a computer lab with Internet access 2. a handout of questions 3. A working address of
Concept Development Activities (Procedures/Activities)
Guided Practice- After receiving lessons on the writing process and having been given a demonstration on how to access the web site, students will go to the web site and find the answer to three practice questions as a class.
Independent Practice- Each pair of students will answer the questions about writing that can be found on the web page. There will be a prize for the first ones finished.
Closure- The teacher will review the important points of the lesson and go over the question sheet.
This activity can be easily extended by having the students do future research assignments on the web and writing assignments throughout the year.
Originality and Creativity
Written- Students will write the answers to the questions on the sheet and latter will apply the information in essays of their own.
Kinesthetic-Student must become use to operating a mouse for navigation.
Visual- Students will need to read the web page for information.
Directions: Go to the Internet address above and explore the links to find the answers to the following questions. Remember, to use the computer you must know your 6 digit id number and your 4 digit SASI number. These numbers are located on your schedule card, and you should memorize them.
10. What was the narrators moral in Twains "The Danger of Lying in Bed"?
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