|Let's Go Comparison Shopping|
Type of Lesson– Multimedia
Lesson Plan Title – Let’s Go Comparison Shopping
Discipline and Topic
Teacher will ask students what they remember from the last few weeks (verbally quiz them to generate prior knowledge). Teacher will ask students to get into groups of four and discuss what shopping entails. The class will share results and teacher will encourage further discussion. Teacher will inform students that they will be learning about comparison shopping by utilizing a web site. Teacher will introduce students to the Lets Go Comparison Shopping website and give an overview of all the activities, as well as the safe, legal and responsible use of computers. Teachers will answer any questions. Teacher will have web site address posted for students: http://apierce622.tripod.com/index.html. Teacher will hand out Students will complete Let’s Go Comparison Shopping Web Site Grading Rubric and explain that students are to complete the student section when they complete each activity. Teacher will instruct students to log onto their computers and begin working.
Students will use self-directed learning to become familiar with the site. Students will then go to the What Is It? tutorial to learn about comparison shopping. Students will watch Comparing Brands video, read the Store Brands vs. National Brands article, and look at web sites to identify common brands..
Students will finish take Comparison Shopping Quiz. Students will print out and read over the Name Brand vs. Store Brand worksheet (this is due in one week). Students will read Unit Pricing tutorial to learn about unit pricing and unit price tags. Students will watch the Computing Unit Prices video. Students will print out, work on and complete their Unit Pricing Practice handouts. Students will hand in their handout to the teacher for evaluation.
Students will read Cost Per Serving tutorial. Student will print out, complete and hand in the Cost Per Serving of Cookies worksheet. Student will read over the Other $ Savers page and begin researching ideas for their audio podcast.
Students will begin typing and editing their audio podcast narration. Upon completion, students will record their audio podcast and then hand in their written narration along with location and file name of their recording so teacher can post it to podcast.
Students will break up into groups of four and begin working on their Money Saving Digital Stories. Students will continue working until they complete their projects and hand in all materials. Students will complete Let’s Go Comparison Shopping Web Site Grading Rubric and hand it in.
Evaluation of Students
See rubric at end of student handout
Students will also complete the rubric to see how they feel they performed (accountability)
Evaluation of the Lesson
I will evaluate this lesson on the following criteria: meeting of instructional objectives and positive student responses to lesson.
Instructional objectives: I will determine if the instructional objectives are met with this activity through the grades on the rubrics. If eighty percent of the students achieve an excellent score on their assignments and successfully apply their prior knowledge and experiences, as well as excel on their audio podcasts and digital stories, I will deem the lesson a success. If scores are lower, I will consider what areas show weakness and consider restructuring them (making directions clearer/easier to understand, redesign website). I will also consider how well this fit into the upcoming kitchen consumerism unit – if students are not grasping the concepts, we may have to revisit the topics before continuing on.
Student response to learning: I will use my observations of how students reacted to the project as well as student responses during the project to gauge how successful the lesson is. As I walk around, I will observe how engaged the students are with the project, the levels and areas of difficulty encountered, and their overall motivation to successfully complete the lesson. If students are on task ninety percent of the time, encounter minimal problems and show enthusiasm towards the project, I will determine the lesson to be successful. Additionally, if all students can complete the project in the allotted time frame, I will deem the lesson a success. If time is an issue, I may have the lesson extend into eight or nine days, or allow students to work on the project outside of class (this would be difficult with group project).
Foods Shopping for Food
Let’s Go Comparison Shopping Web Site Grading RubricDirections: Complete the student part of this rubric to inform me of what you think you deserve for a grade based on the criteria below. You can receive between 0-6 points for each objective achieved. Add up the student score amounts and put the sum in the TOTALS box.
Excellent = 108-126 points; Good = 90-107 points; Needs Improvement = 67-89 points; Poor = 0-66 points
Next Steps: At this point, you should proceed to the What Is It