This two or three day lesson asks scholars to create their number stories and make an ebook on Story Jump to share with their friends and families.
Subject/Course: Math + Language Arts
Grade Level: 1+ (This lesson and the technology it uses can be easily changed to fit almost any grade level.)
Topic: Adding, Subtracting, Writing
Preparation: There is an assumption that scholars have been working on narrative writing in Language Arts and addition and subtraction Math. The teacher also need to create their own e-books and template for scholar beforehand. For example I created the following for my lesson:
- E-Book that is complete for Modelled Reading: https://www.storyjumper.com/book/read/79854035/5e6581cf1fd75
- E-book that is to be completed with scholars for guided writing: https://www.storyjumper.com/book/read/80057795/5e6e805338c15
- communicate ideas and information orally in a clear, coherent manner
- begin to identify some vocal effects, including tone, pace, pitch, and volume, and use them appropriately to help communicate their meaning
- write short texts using a few simple forms
- solve a variety of problems involving the addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 20, using concrete materials and drawings
- represent, compare, and order whole numbers to 50, using a variety of tools
Learning Goals: Scholars will be able to create number story using addition and subtraction with sums and difference up to the number 20. Scholars will tell a story that follow a clear progression and is clear through writing, pictures, and orally through a presentation or a recording of the scholars reading their number story.
- I can write a short story.
- I can present my short story.
- I can add to sums up to 20.
- I can subtract to differences with numbers up to 20.
Lesson -DAY 1
Remind scholars that we have been working on narrative writing in class. Quickly go over that stories need character, setting a beginning, middle, and end, and that it needs to flow properly. Let them know that this is really important when we are writing a number story.
Modelled Reading: Teacher reads the e-book they created through StoryJump.com and models how to create adding or subtraction equations with the information provided in the book.
Guided Writing: Teacher will create an e-book with scholars to help model what they need to do when they create their e-books. Again, show that their different ways to present addition and subtraction. Scholars will be given manipulatives to mimic the addition and subtraction in the stories.
Teacher provide instruction of assignment:
- Scholars will create their own e-books using StoryJump.com.
- It needs to have both an addition and subtraction part.
- Scholars will present their books to the class either by oral reading or recording audio with their book.
- Teacher will call reading groups to the round table to discuss their stories.
Middle: Scholars will work independently on E-Books.
End for the First Day: Teacher will give each scholars an exit ticket. Teacher asks scholars to write down the addition and subtraction they have in their books in a number sentence. This will help teacher ensure that scholars’ math in their story’s are correct. Scholars hand in exit ticket and can grab their lunch after.
Lesson -DAY 2
Remind scholars to ask the following questions to ensure their stories make sense:
- Who were the characters in the book?
- Where did the story take place?
- Did the order of the book make sense? Special focus on subtraction part. E.g. Would it make sense if in the beginning of the book we said 3 bears left right away? Answer: No because no bears have arrived yet.
Middle: Teacher will call reading groups to discuss progress, math, and editing their stories.
End: Time permitting presentations begin and will carry over the next day.