Teacher of lesson:
Lesson Topic/Subject: Introducing doll
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Estimated Time: 25 minutes
MARIO AND CLARA
- Students will be introduced to Mario,
a physically challenged doll with a leg prosthesis, and Clara, a multiply
handicapped doll. The students will ask questions to learn more about the
two new dolls.
- Students will learn that even though Mario
has a fake right leg and Clara is in a wheelchair, they still enjoy doing
many things that the students might also find enjoyable.
- Mario doll
- Clara doll
- Amelia Bedelia book
- Explain to the students that you have
two new friends for them to meet today. The first new friendÕs name
is Mario and their other new friend is Clara. When introducing Mario and
Clara, follow the ideas which are on the attached scripts.
- Make sure to have Mario tell the students
that he is an expert kite flyer, he enjoys cooking with his dad, he likes
to watch the Illini, and his favorite cartoon is "Transformers".
Also, make sure Clara tells the students that she loves ice cream, Amelia
Bedelia books, and country music. By doing this, the students will
begin to understand that they might have things in common with Mario and
Clara even though they may look different.
Sequence of Instruction
- First introduce Mario, have him tell some
things about himself, and then ask the students if they have any questions
they would like to ask Mario.
- Answer the questions the students ask
Mario in his voice. If students don't really have any questions, ask some
of your own that will help them learn more about what it might be like
to have an artificial leg.
- Go through the same process with Clara
when you are done introducing Mario. Have Clara share with the students
her favorite Amelia Bedelia book.
- Explain to the students that Mario and
Clara will be staying in the classroom for the next couple of weeks. They
should feel free to play with Mario and Clara, and they should help make
them feel comfortable in their classroom. Tell the students that they might
want to find an Amelia Bedelia book for Clara when they go to the
library, or they might want to try to make a kite to use with Mario.
EVIDENCE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING OBJECTIVES:
- Students will express their interest in
learning more about Mario and Clara by asking them questions which will
help them understand what it might be like to have an artificial leg or
to be in a wheelchair.
- Students will learn that Mario and Clara
enjoy doing things that they enjoy by listening to Mario talk about how
he likes to fly kites, and watch "Transformers," cook with his
dad, and watch the Illini. They will listen to Clara discuss how she loves
ice cream, Amelia Bedilia books, and country music.
- If students are not as interested as you
would like, try to include them in the conversation with Mario and Clara
by asking them to also share some of their favorite things to do. Does
anyone enjoy the same things Mario and Clara enjoy?
- If the students are not comfortable with
asking the dolls questions, model it for them, asking your own questions
that will include the important information you want them to learn.
- Have students do role playing activities
involving Mario and Clara.
- Was I able to get the students interested
in Mario and Clara?
- How did the students react to the lesson?
- Did the students play with Mario and Clara
later in the day?
- What would I change the lesson in the
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