One Thirty-Minute Class Period
The learner will:
- increase listening comprehension and use critical thinking skills.
- brainstorm ways to solve a problem.
- implement students' solutions to a problem.
- utilize cooperation to solve a problem.
- name situations where a group effort is a better solution than an individual effort.
Have students draw a picture that illustrates people using cooperation to solve a problem within a community, school, or home. The teacher can write dictated descriptions on the pictures. Assess whether illustrations and text demonstrate an understanding of the concept of cooperation.
Send home a note explaining that you have been learning about cooperation. Ask parents to set up a situation at home in which they and their child work together to achieve a goal or solve a problem. Ask the students to report on their home projects at school.
Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends. New York: Harpercollins Juvenile Books, 1974. ISBN: 060256672
Lesson Developed By:Pamela McIntosh
By Shel Silverstein
From the book Where the Sidewalk Ends
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