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Monique Ahumada

EDEL 522
Spring 2015

E-Portfolio Lesson Plan: QR Code and YouTube Clip


General Information:
Grade level: 3rd grade
Lesson Topic: Informative and Technology Project
Time Frame: 1 week an hour a day
EL Level: One-EL2, Four EL3, Five EL 4
Subjects: Language Arts & Technology
Materials
Materials:
Writing Paper
Pencils
Scissors
Glue
Poster paper
Technology:
Document camera
Laptops (Research and Creating QR Codes)
Concepts:
Big Ideas: Students will incorporate language arts in a writing component with a technology
component of creating QR codes and a YouTube video.
Alignment with Standards:
Common Core Stat Standards 3rd grade- Language Arts:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.A
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to
aiding comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.B
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.C
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within
categories of information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.D
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Technology (Recommended Digital Literacy & Technology Skills to Support the California
Common Core State Standards):
Internet, Networking & Online Communication
* Explain and use ageappropriate online tools and resources (e.g., tutorial, assessment, Web
browser).
*Use ageappropriate Internetbased search engines to locate and extract information, selecting
appropriate key words.
Demonstrate the responsible use of technology & an under standing of ethics & safety issues in
using electronic media at home, in school, and in society.
*Explain and demonstrate compliance with school rules (Acceptable Use Policy) regarding
responsible use of computers and networks.
Demonstrate the ability to use technology for research, critical thinking, problem solving, decision
making, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.
* Create projects that use text and various forms of graphics, audio, and video (with proper
citations) to communicate ideas

Objectives:
Students will be able to write an informative paragraph about influential person and make a
poster with research facts with a QR code and attach it to a YouTube video clip. The students will
need at least 80% accuracy in the informative and technology project.
Modifications:
Description:
English Language Learners:
Students will make the visual poster and use the YouTube video as visual guides in the lesson.
Vocabulary/Literary Skills:
Identify skills:
Listening:
Students will be listening while the teacher instructs the lesson.

Speaking:
Students will present their posters to their peers.
Writing:
Students will write an informative paragraph about their influential person they chose.
Students will make a poster using research facts.
Vocabulary:
Informative writing: writing that informs the audience.
Procedure:
Classroom management details:
Students will follow classroom rules and expectations while being instructed and while
completing the informative and technology project.
Room arrangement:
Students will be seated at their regular seats ready to work.
Student groupings:
The class will be taught in whole group.
Direct Instructional Model
Open
I will begin the class by having the students come in and sit on the carpet. I will open up the
lesson by discussing the learning goal. I will then define what informative writing is to the
students. Next, I have the students discuss with their elbow partners different posters they have
seen around school that has informed the students about school events occurring throughout the
year. Then, I will go over the requirements for the informative writing and technology project.
Additionally, I will model how to create a QR code based off the YouTube video the students
choose for their project.
Instructions for the project: I will repeat and model for the students.
Step 1: Students will choose an influential person from a provided list.
Step 2: Students will research facts about the influential person on school laptops.
Step 3: Students will use facts to write one paragraph about their influential person. The
paragraph will include a topic sentence, three detail sentences, and one concluding sentence.
Step 4: Student will find an appropriate YouTube video that shows a visual representation of the
person they choose.
Step 5: Students will then create their QR codes.
Step6: Students will then create a poster with research facts and add their QR code.
Step 7: Students will scan their QR code to make sure the link works and takes them to the
correct YouTube video.
Step 8: Students will add pictures of their influential poster.
Step 9: Students will present their poster to their peers.
Development Body:

Next, the students will begin to choosing their influential person from a list provided. Then, the
students will begin the research portion of the project on appropriate research site. This will
continue for 2 to 3 days. When they are completed with their research they must start on the
writing section, which is one paragraph. It must have all the elements of a paragraph; one topic
sentence, three detail sentences, and one concluding sentence of their influential person.
Closure Close:
Lastly, the students will begin creating their posters with pictures. In this part of the section the
students must find an appropriate YouTube video clip that corresponds with their influential
person. Additionally, they will make a QR code that their peers can scan in order to watch the
YouTube video of their influential person. They will also self-check their project by reviewing
the requirements from a rubric provided. In the end, the students will present their projects to
their classmates.
Assessment:
Assessment/ Rubrics:
I will assess the students knowledge on being able to write an informative paragraph about their
influential person and being able make a poster with research facts and a QR code, while
attaching it to a YouTube clip. The students will need at least 80% accuracy in the informative
project and technology.
Lesson Reflection:
Guidelines:
I have not yet taught this lesson. I currently do not have my own classroom, but when I do, I will
have the students complete this project that incorporates technology. I am looking forward to it :)