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Hypermedia Lesson: Reading Fairy Tales with Enthusiasm

Your Name: Jeanne Searfoorce


Lesson Title: Learn to Love Reading
While I was an elementary technology teacher, my schedule included RTI
(Response to Intervention) where I had the opportunity to work with three
students twice a week for 45 minute. My task included helping these students
improve their reading comprehension. I found that when they read, they showed a
lack in interest in reading and there was no excitement in their voice.
I developed a strategy that whenever we read out, we would read with enthusiasm
and excitement. We would start each lesson when I would say, We read with,
and they would respond, Enthusiasm! I wanted to build their confidence.
I also participated in an after school program where many of my students were not
good readers and needed additional assistance with literacy. When they saw the
Cool School Miss Booksy YouTube videos, they were engaged and excited. They
really enjoyed watching them and wanted to watch them numerous times. I
concluded that students can have fun reading when the material it is introduced in
an interesting, entertaining way.
This lesson will demonstrate that when students can interpret a story in their own,
creative way and can audibly express the story with enthusiasm by others, their
own interest in reading can increase.

Students will read a story of their choice and will create a short slide show to
accompany the words. The number of slides is at the digression of the teacher
(For example: four slides, Grade 1, five slides, Grade 2, six slides, Grade 3)
Content Area and Grade or Age Level of Students: First Grade though Third Grade,
Ages Six through Nine
Objectives: The students will be able to read and record a story (with enthusiasm)
that will accompany a slide show. Students can choose to record audio, video or
both.
Standards Addressed: (what national, state or local standards are being addressed
with this lesson? The focus should always be on content area standards.)
Relative Advantage: The advantage is that they will learn that reading is not
specifically about what is written but about using ones imagination to make the
story interesting using their imagination. Students will also learn that by being
creative, they can enjoy reading other stories.
Timeline: Three to four class sessions. Each session is approximately 45 minutes.
Materials: Students will be provided clip art within a slide show to be sure that
they can use their time in the development of the slide show instead of using time
to locate the clip art. There will be 10 videos of childrens book read so students
can experience how familiar stories are read online. There will also be one
teacher generated example to show students how the project can be completed.

Grouping Strategies: There will be an entire computer lab with 25 computers


available for use. If this project is completed in the classroom, teachers can use
the time to rotate students from the workstations and reading practice can be
done at the students desks.
Learning Activities:
1. Students will choose one of four childrens stories to read and animate in a
presentation program: The Three Little Pigs, The Little Red Hen, Goldilocks,
or Billy Goats Gruff.
2. Students will find a written version of the story they wish to record to
accompany their slide presentation. They may want to record the story in
parts so it plays more fluidly.
3. Students will create a slide presentation of at least four slides that
describes the main parts of the story.
4. Students will also asses the characters in the story to help build vocabulary.
5. Students should use clip art and shapes to further enhance their technical
skills.
6. The story will be read and recorded to accompany the story.
7. Each slide should include one quote from the story that accompanies the
slide.

8. Students should include credits from the storys author, clipart and other
sources used to create their presentation on the last slide.
Assessment:
1. The students will be assessed by how clearly they read their story, the
uniqueness of their slide show and how well the audio accompanies the
slides.
Adaptations for Learners with Special Needs:
1. Learners could have the slides predesigned by the instructor.
2. Learners could record several short bits of audio to accompany the slide.
References:
1. Teacherspayteacher.com/store/littlered
2. Cool School (YouTube videos)
3. StoryOnline.net (Stories read by Screen Actors Guild members)