2.2(B) plan and conduct simple descriptive investigations;
2.2(E) construct reasonable explanations and draw conclusions using information and prior knowledge;
2.2(F) communicate explanations about investigations.
2.3(A) make decisions using information;
Summarizing and Note Taking
Information Seeking Strategies
Location and Access
Use of Information
1. Book: Perros! Perros! - Dogs! Dogs!, by Ginger Fogelsong Guy E GUY 2. Favorite Pet Survey 3. Favorite Pet Graph
First day: Read Perros! Perros! - Dogs! Dogs!, (this book is bilingual so it's good for bilingual campuses) or any book on pets will do. After reading - Questions: Does anyone have a dog? What other kinds of pets do you have? Name some different pets (record answers) What do you think is the most popular pet? Why? What is your favorite pet...If you could have any pet what would it be (explain domestic animal)?, etc. (Note: You may need to change the categories on the 'Favorite Pet Survey' depending on what your class discussion comes up with.) Go over the Favorite Pet Survey with them and explain that during recess, (or at home that evening) they will ask at least 30 people what their favorite pet is. Brainstorm how to keep track of the responses. Remind them how to make slash marks - four slash marks then one across to make a group of five. Second day: They bring their completed survey to the computer lab. Explain how to use the Favorite Pet Graph (using appropriate terminology from NEISD technology standards). When the graphs are completed, print out and evaluate the results, comparing them with others. Get them to notice the differences, likenessess, etc. What was the most popular pet? Why do you think that is the case?