How is creative thinking an important trait?
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Topic: Creative Problem Solving
Students will read a variety of texts (fiction and nonfiction) that focus on creative thinkers and problem solvers. Creative thinking can be described as inventive, original and "out of the box".
The thinking typically evolves to solve a problem and/or make life's tasks easier. Students will read expository texts that provide factual information about creative thinkers that conceive unique or novel devices, methods, processes, or discoveries. Narrative texts will also be comprehended to discover how fictional characters can also possess creative thinking as an important trait and/or how contraptions have evolved.
Each week, the instruction will focus upon the following focus questions/big ideas:
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylo; Lee & Low Books, 2011; 910 Lexile, Guided Reading Level M
"Kid Inventors Then and Now" (MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures) by Kali Capria
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen, Dutton Children's Books, 2005
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
Incredible Inventions Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins- "What to Do with a Popsicle?"; HarperCollins Publishing, 2009
Inventor McGregor by Kathleen T. Pelley; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006
Listen Up! Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine (Monica Kulling; Random House 2007)
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Megan McCarthy; Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2010; 740 Lexile
Randy Riley's Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen
African-American Inventors by Jim Haskins (Treasures 2.1, 2011)
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull; Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2009; 860 Lexile
The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton; Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009; 990 Lexile, Guided Reading O
The Kids' Invention Book by Arlene Bach.
"Who's Calling" by Keith Reynolds (HM Reading Adventures, Journeys, pg. RA22)
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle by Don Wullfson
Tin-Can Phoneshttp://www.dsokids.com/athome/instruments/telephone.aspx http://www.ehow.com/how_2067160_make-tin-can-phone.html
Alexander Graham Bell Biography http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/biographies/alexandergrahambell/
Black Inventors and Pioneers of Sciencehttp://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/photos/black-inventors-and-pioneers-of-science/#/mae-j_16294_600x450.jpg
This 13-Year-Old Has a Cure for Hiccupshttp://living.msn.com/life-inspired/the-daily-dose-blog-post?post=76ae1c7a-c6e2-42d0-b5e7-972e19f22ee2&_nwpt=1
The Ellen DeGeneres Show- Amazing Kid Inventors, Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMWTn9yLIyQ
The Ellen DeGeneres Show- Amazing Kid Inventors, Part 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TPBA1Rnvy0
Inspiring Inventions by Kidshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC8vFpLX4uU
Maryland Kid Inventorshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc0ih2E1nKQ
Students will be able to apply appropriate strategies before, during and after reading, viewing, or listening to a text.Students will be able to analyze
details and events in a literary text to determine a message, lesson, or moral.Students will be able to identify and connect key details to determine the
topic.Students will be able to draw conclusions about characters in a story to determine their traits.Students will be able to identify major events and
challenges in the text.Students will be able to identify cause/effect relationships between characters and major story events and challenges in a text.
Students will be able to identify and explain relationships between a series of events, ideas, or steps.
Students will be able to explain how shape and repetition contributes to the meaning of the poem.
Students will be able to write an opinion piece, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Students will be able to produce writings in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
Students will be able to plan, draft, revise, and edit opinion writings.
Students will be able to use technology to publish their writings.
Students will be able to listen for and identify topic, main idea, and key details in a text read aloud.
Students will strengthen writing by using reference materials when drafting and editing.
Students will use context clues to determine meanings of unknown words.