Activity 1: The students will be able to differentiate between short o and short a words. They will use different colors to circle each. This activity serves as a form of substitution because the same activity would have been done on paper.
1.6 The student will apply phonetic principles to read and spell.
a) Use beginning and ending consonants to decode and spell single-syllable words.
b) Use two-letter consonant blends to decode and spell single-syllable words.
c) Use beginning consonant digraphs to decode and spell single-syllable words.
d) Use short vowel sounds to decode and spell single-syllable words.
e) Blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words.
f) Use word patterns to decode unfamiliar words.
g) Use compound words.
h) Read and spell common, high-frequency sight words, including the, said, and come
Activity 2: Students will be able to label the parts of a plant, including flower, stem, roots, and leaves with the text box. This activity serves as a form of modification, because the technology enhances the learning while the same activity could be done using paper and pencil.
The student will investigate and understand that plants have life needs and functional parts and can be classified
according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include
a) needs (food, air, water, light, and a place to grow);
b) parts (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, blossoms, fruits); and
c) characteristics (edible/nonedible, flowering/nonflowering, evergreen/deciduous).
Activity 3: The students will be able to label different parts of the water cycle to include evaporation, condensation, and precipitation while also providing what happens in each stage using a text box. This activity is a form of augmentation, because it allows students to type responses instead of hand written work.
The student will investigate and understand the relationship of seasonal change and weather to the activities and life
processes of plants and animals. Key concepts include how temperature, light, and precipitation bring about changes in
a) plants (growth, budding, falling leaves, and wilting);
b) animals (behaviors, hibernation, migration, body covering, and habitat); and
c) people (dress, recreation, and work).