· Teacher will discuss with class and reinforce strategies when observing visual images.
· Teacher and students will discuss images of the ENIAC and the Netbook computer in whole group.
· Students will read and annotate two short articles called "Electronic Digital Computers" and "The Netbook Effect" and when finished discuss articles with a partner sitting next to them.
· Students will brainstorm on a computer-shaped graphic organizer, using the pictures of the two computers that are displayed on the Smartboard and the two articles they read as guides.
· Students will write a five-paragraph expository essay.
· Students will evaluate their individual essay by scoring a student rubric.
· Teacher will evaluate students' essay by scoring the teacher rubric for each student
Students will write a two-page expository essay comparing and contrasting the ENIAC and the Netbook Computer based on the images displayed on the Smartboard and the articles they read in class to demonstrate their knowledge of these two inventions and the features of a strong, expository essay.
An additional lesson that can be developed based on this unit asks students to read an article and cut out a photograph from a magazine or newspaper that pertains to their interest. Some of the magazines that the students may use are
, etc. Afterwards, the students will pair-share the article and image with a partner in the class. Next, the students will write their expository essays and evaluate themselves by filling out a student rubric.