This activity is based on the story Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams.

 

Grade:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3/4

 

Length of Activity:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 day (AM- five thinking stations twenty minutes at each station; PM presentation)

 

Scope of Activity:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cross curricular

 

Gage Standards:

 

ACADEMIC

 

1. Use of information, concepts and ideas as stated in the Sunshine State Standards for Language Arts, Social Studies and Science

1.3 Uses multiple original and secondary sources to analyze, interpret and synthesize relevant details and facts to examine relationships, infer meanings, define conclusions and predict outcomes.

1.5 Analyzes and synthesizes information, concepts, and ideas obtained from multiple sources and communicates results in a unique way.

1.6 Identifies and proposes practical solutions to real-life problems or issues and analyzes the possible consequences and impacts of each solution

 

2. Communication of information, concepts and ideas as stated in Sunshine State Standards for Language Arts, Social Studies and Art.

2.1 Conveys information, concepts, and ideas using appropriate and/or advanced language, graphic representation, styles, organizations, and format.

2.3 Edits and refines information, concepts and ideas to be reported individually and in groups using appropriate form, emphases, usage, spelling, and punctuation to ensure a quality project.

 

3. Use of numeric procedures, concepts and information as stated in the Sunshine State Standards for Mathematics and Science

3.1 Demonstrates proficiency and applies advanced numeric procedures drawing logical conclusions and giving multiple solutions to real life problems

3.2 Organizes and processes symbols, pictures, objects and information in a way that permits logical conclusions and multiple solutions to problems.

 

4. Use of creative thinking skills as stated in the Sunshine State Standards for Social Studies, Mathematics and Science

4.6 Generates, classifies, and evaluates ideas, objects, and/or events in unique and/or new ways in order to construct original projects that illustrate solutions to real life problems or concerns.

 

 

WORK PLACE

 

4. Cooperative learning and teaching

8.3 Demonstrates responsible leadership and teamwork within work group

 

 

The classroom is set up with a tent, backpack insect repellant, flashlight, foods and other items for the campout.One of the recipes (apricot stew) is available for tasting.Dreaming CD playing in the background and citronella scent is in the air.

 

Students gather on the carpet and brainstorm what they knew about canoeing using the ABC Brainstorming Strategy projected on the overhead (see attached).After ten minutes, the story would be read to them.After the story is read the students would talk about the story, different kinds of boats, waterways and adventures.†† In the front of the room there would be a replica of a canoe with envelopes inside.Each student would take an envelope and return to their seat.Inside the envelope would be a picture of a boat: canoe, kayak, sailboat, row boat.The boat determines the group you are in.Students meet in their groups to determine their plan before moving to the thinking stations.

 

 

 

Task:Students will create their survival plan based on the story _________days on a ______ in a _____________.

 

Students work in groups to answer the who-what-where-when-why of their trip.†† Each group is given $100.00 for their trip expenses. Filled backpacks cannot weight more than 10 lbs.

 

 

Thinking Stations

 

Science: Discovery science:weather conditions; what animals, birds, insects might be

†††††††††††††† encountered.

 

Social Studies:Maps; Florida history (Keys, St. Johnís River, Everglades, Suwannee)

††††††††††††††††††††††††† historical sights; create map with key

 

Math:Weight, measures and distance exercises. Cost of the trip (create a budget for

†††††††††††† items).Calculate total distance.Miles per day

 

Art: Draw pictures of the sequence of events in the story; create the boat to

††††††† demonstrate/act out the story; map out the trip; entertainment on the trip; scrapbook

††††††† of the trip.

 

Technology: http://sofia.er.usgs.gov/virtual_tour/enpEverglades

††††††††††† †††††††††† http://www.tamug.edu/seacamp/virtual/index_nearshore.htm Gulf of†††

†††††††††††††††††††††† Mexico

††††††††††† †††††††††† http://www.blairsjungleden.com/parktour.htmSt. Johnís River

††††††††††† †††††††††† http://www.floridastateparks.org/suwanneeriver/default.cfm Suwannee

 

Reading/Research:Books listed on attached sheet, catalogs of camping equipment,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Newspapers available

 

 

 

Resources:

 

Brillhart, Julie††††††††††††††††††††††††††† When Daddy Took Us Camping

Hoban, Lillian†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Arthurís Camp Out

Howe, James††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pinky and Rex and the Double Dad Weekend

Locker, Thomas†††††††††††††††††††††† Where the River Begins

McManus, Hugh†††††††††††††††††††††† The Outdoor Adventure Handbook

Rylant, Cynthia†††††††††††† Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night

Say, Allen†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Lost Lake

Sharp, NL††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Today Iím Going Fishing With My Dad

 

 

Music

 

Way down upon the Suwannee River

B-I-N-G-O

 

 

 

Evaluation:

 

End products must address all components of the attached rubric in addition to the 3-2-1 sheet, but can take any form.

 

Written story

Demonstration of preparation activities

Play

Song

ďConstructedĒ camp site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story Telling : ______Days on a _____ in a ______________


Teacher Name:


Student Name:     ________________________________________

 

CATEGORY

4

3

2

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Solution to Problem in Story

The solution to the problem is easy-to-understand and is logical. There are no loose ends.

The solution to the problem is easy-to-understand and is somewhat logical.

The solution to the problem was a little hard to understand.

No solution was attempted or it was impossible to understand.

Duration

The storytelling lasts 5-7 minutes.

The storytelling lasts 4 or 8 minutes.

The storytelling lasts 9 minutes.

The storytelling lasts less than 3 minutes or more than 9 minutes.

Setting

Lots of vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story takes place.

Some vivid, descriptive words are used to tell the audience when and where the story takes place.

The audience can figure out when and where the story took place, but there isn't much detail (e.g., once upon a time in a land far, far away).

The audience has trouble telling when and where the story takes place.

Accuracy of Retelling A Story

The storyteller includes all major points and several details of the story s/he is retelling.

The storyteller includes all major points and 1-2 details of the story s/he is retelling.

The storyteller includes all major points of the story s/he is retelling.

The storyteller forgets major points of the story s/he is retelling.

Connections/Transitions

Connections between events, ideas, and feelings in the story are creative, clearly expressed and appropriate.

Connections between events, ideas, and feelings in the story are clearly expressed and appropriate.

Connections between events, ideas, and feelings in the story are sometimes hard to figure out. More detail or better transitions are needed.

The story seems very disconnected and it is very difficult to figure out the story.

Pacing

The story is told slowly where the storyteller wants to create suspense and told quickly when there is a lot of action.

The storyteller usually paces the story well, but one or two parts seem to drag or to be rushed.

The storyteller tries to pace the story, but the story seems to drag or be rushed in several places.

The storyteller tells everything at one pace. Does not change the pace to match the story.

 

Date Created: Sep 04, 2005 06:33 pm (CDT)