WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Cross-Age Tutoring and Multiple Intelligences Lesson Plans
Grade 1 Objective: Increase vocabulary
Grade 4 Objective: Build self-esteem
- Color Shock Flash Cards - Color Shock - The student makes flashcards writing each letter
with a different color. This use of color shocks the right side of the brain to see the word as a
- Read sight vocabulary strong books.
- Chant/Rap or rhyme vocabulary.
- Cooperatively working together on the flashcards.
- Make Vocab puzzles for 1st graders to piece together.
Grade 1 Assessment: Oral Flashcard recognition
Grade 4 Assessment: Teacher Observation
By Kathy Shoemaker, Ginny Lovett, Sue Pagel
Content/Theme: Forces and Energy
Grade 1 Objective: To understand different surfaces create different amounts of friction.
Grade 3 Objective: The greater the friction the slower the vehicle will travel.
- 1. Build boxcars.
- Experiment running cars on different surfaces.
- Time the cars traveling on different surfaces.
- Graph the results.
- Culminate with a boxcar race.
Grade 1 Assessment: Name the surface that has the least resistance.
Grade 3 Assessment: Explain why some surfaces cause the cars to travel slower.
By Jayma Hitt, Sheli Gossett, Linda Alexander, Teresa Franchio
Content/Theme: Oceans 2
Grade 1 Objective: Identify predator and prey.
Grade 3 Objective: Identify a food chain.
- Discuss what happens when animals hunt one another.
- Show National Geographic films of different animals hunting their prey.
- Build a collage of different types of food chains: Examples: lions, frogs, spiders, rabbits,
- Library research on books about animal behaviors.
- Teachers set up research presentation teams of students who present their food chain to the
rest of the class.
Grade 1 Assessment: Collage/drawing of predator/prey
Grade 3 Assessment: Collage of food chain/presentation of research information
By Chris Doty, Jason Fairchild, Andrew Lethbridge
Content/Theme: Oceans 3
Grade 1 Objective: Locate the Atlantic on a world map.
Grade 3 Objective: Locate and name all the oceans of the world.
- Use large floor map to jump from ocean to ocean.
- Create a mural of ocean animals.
- Put together puzzles of the world.
- Find longitude and latitude to locate specific places in oceans.
- Create a rap about oceans.
Grade 1 Assessment: Locate and label the Atlantic Ocean.
Grade 3 Assessment: List and locate oceans of the world.
By Mary Stephens, Tim Bowers
Content/Theme: Friendship 2
Grade 1 Objective: Identify individual feelings.
Grade 3 Objective: Feelings - How to express feelings in a positive way.
- Make faces with different feelings on paper plates.
- Role-play: example: demonstrate actions for different situations.
- Choose pen-pal friends to correspond to feelings and emotions.
Grade 1 Assessment: Students can identify different feelings.
Grade 3 Assessment: Demonstrate positive ways to act out feelings.
By Pat Franklin, Dorsey Haas, Freda Hoffman, Nancy Donges
Content/Theme: Hyperstudio Stacks
Grade 1 Objective: Learn to build 4-card Hyperstudio stack.
Grade 3 Objective: Learn to build 4-card Hyperstudio stack.
- Use hyperstudio tools.
- Create text boxes.
- Create Buttons.
- Add Sounds.
- Add Transitions.
- Add clip art.
- Save Stacks.
Grade 1 Assessment: Share completed projects with group.
Grade 3 Assessment: Share completed projects with group.
By Chris Brojek, Judy Mackay, Kathy Dorr, Kaye Bower
Grade 1 Objective: Recognize eight basic colors.
Grade 3 Objective: Spell the secondary color words.
- Act out the color words using the Hal Palmer record.
- Mix paints to make colors and label color names.
- Go on a treasure hunt and list the colors they see.
- Paint the color words.
- Play color bingo.
Grade 1 Assessment: Identify colors.
Grade 3 Assessment: Spelling test.
By Stacie Pollard, Brenda Shinholser, Judy Goodwin, Donna Hoover
Linguistic: Read "Frog and Toad" by Mercer Mayer; Build flipbooks with examples of what
Intrapersonal: Write about a friend in a dialogue journal.
Visual: Draw a mural about friendships.
Spatial: Friendship bracelets or chains.
Music/Art: Rap song and rhythm sticks; Make a friendship song about Frog and Toad
Body-Kinesthetic: Sign language, role playing
By Nancy Donges, Pat Franklin, Dorsey Haas, Freda Hoffman
Mathematical: Discuss the concept of a circle; Discuss small, medium and large circles; Build
circles of different sizes and organize by size.
Linguistic: Encyclopedia research on the Earth, interview others, work in the library, write a play
about your information. Each team has a set of research questions to discover.
Intrapersonal: Place your research information in a personal Earth Journal.
Naturalistic: Go outside on several different weather days and write your feelings about the
weather. Describe what you see, hear and feel.
Visual: Explore globes, maps, movies about the Earth, build model Earth out of paper mache and
balloons. Label the continents. Plaster of Paris model building.
Spatial: Design a garden including shapes and layout of the garden. Discuss the problems
gardeners face in order to grow healthy plants.
Logical/Problem-solving: Categorize objects by shape; use calculator to determine round trip
distances to moon/sun; Venn diagram of Earth/moon, Florida/Alaska: Determine what is alike
what is different. Categorize plants according to gardening needs.
Music/Art: Play soft background music; create instruments which duplicate earth sounds;
Body-Kinesthetic: Field trip to the science museum; Plant the garden.
Interpersonal: Cooperative gardening groups: each group responsible for one row of the garden.
By: Rick Demeri, Patricia Lyons, Brenda Harrell, Carolee Hasler, Sandra Nagel, Marlene Eures
Theme: Friendship 2
Linguistic: Create Student of The Week bulletin boards. Write about "My Best Friend." Read
and discuss stories about friends. Write word poems about a friend's name. Write play scripts
Logical/Problem-Solving: Create scenarios of real-life friendship problems and let students
discuss how to solve them.
Music/Art: Make up a rap of friends' names. Make up a song about the qualities of good
friendship. Choose and play instruments that represent personalities of your friends.
Interpersonal: Pick a partner and share the top three things you like the best about your best
By Chris Brojek, Judy Mackag, Kathy Dorr, Kaye Bowers
Mathematical: Compute expenses for an ocean voyage.
Linguistic: Write a story about an ocean voyage. List different oceans of the world. Locate the
ocean nearest you.
Intrapersonal: Work alone or with a partner on geography software. Write in your dialogue
journals about information you have discovered about the oceans.
Visual: Create picture books.
Spatial: Science experiments with ocean animals.
Logical/Problem-Solving: World ocean map skills activities; measurements of distance and
depths; Understanding nautical speeds and distances.
Music/Art: Listen to a whale tape; make a mural of ocean life; write a song about whales.
Body/Kinesthetic: Create a wave motion tank; Build a mural about sea ecology and caring for
sea creatures; Build an aquarium; Ocean field day.
Interpersonal: Plan an ocean voyage.
Theme: Ocean / Sharks
Mathematical: Comparative charts of lengths of animals, depths, populations.
Linguistic: Write a story spin-off from the "Little Mermaid".
Intrapersonal: Journal about what you learned about sharks.
Visual: Sea World video on sharks.
Spatial: Odell Down Under, Imagination stations.
Logical/Problem-Solving: Create a mural describing the food chain. Place "missing elements"
in the chain. See if students can reconstruct the food chain.
Music/Art: Build a "see-through" shark using patterns/tissue paper cutouts of things eatern.
Build ocean mural. Turn the classroom into a Living Sea. Have ocean music in the background.
Body/Kinesthetic: Play the "Shark Attack" Hand Shake game. Let students make up the rules.
Interpersonal: Design team food chains for different animal groups.
By: Chris Doty, Andrew Lethbridge, Jason Fairchild
Theme: Ocean 2
Mathematical: Graphing/sorting different ocean species.
Linguistic: Ocean word bingo, write an ocean adventure.
Intrapersonal: Draw favorite ocean subject, read an ocean adventure.
Visual: Building sand castles.
Spatial: Trip to the ocean.
Logical/Problem-Solving: Categorize different sea shells by design.
Music/Art: Ocean music in background while drawing and painting sharks.
Body-Kinesthetic: Pretend to swim, snorkel, be a hunting shark.
Interpersonal: Reading/sharing ocean stories with one another.
By Gwen Shannon, Winifred Salmon, Cheryl McGovern, Cathie Drury, Jackie Anderson.
Mathematical: Measure water volume.
Linguistic: Read book "The Steamy Swamp". Use puppets to present the information to younger
Intrapersonal: Create ecology puzzles for younger children.
Visual: Watch tadpoles grow into frogs. Set up a butterfly house.
Spatial: Create swamp diaramas.
Logical/Problem-Solving: Build swamp food chains. Create a flashcard set of plants of the
Music/Art: Swamp mural, build an audio tape of sounds of the Everglades and include important
facts about our largest national park. Write animal poems and songs. Create animal art projects.
Body/Kinesthetic: Field trip to a hammock.
Interpersonal: Scavenger hunt, guest speakers from the State parks.
By: Linda Alexander, Sheli Gossett, Jayma Hitt, Teresa Franchio
Theme: Friendship 3
Logical/Problem-Solving: Puzzles, games, building friendship exercises.
Music/Art: Set a cartoon to music, go to MGM studio, invite guest musicians.
Body-Kinesthetic: Dramatize a story on friendship, races, field days, name games.
By: Mary Faye Scott, Brenda Powell, Minnie Matthews
Theme: Back to School
Mathematical: Review math facts - plus and minus to 100.
Linguistic: Read aloud "I Don't Want To Go To School"; discuss how it relates to your first day
Intrapersonal: Organization of materials, supplies, books;
Visual: Take a school tour to all areas: library, lunchroom, PE, etc.
Logical/Problem-Solving: Form a seating pattern according to group, furniture, types of lessons,
and why would the students select that pattern.
Music/Art: Teach school song, pledge. Draw a picture of the student's vision of the school.
Body-Kinesthetic: Do a mural as a group moving on a tour.
Interpersonal: Share school experiences with each other - small or large group.
By Jo Weber-Brenner, Tricia Cox, Martiza Ortiz
Theme: The Sea
Mathematical: Counting and patterning shells
Linguistic: Draw a picture of the sea and take a dictated statement.
Intrapersonal: What would you do if you met an octopus under the sea?
Visual: Read "Grandpa, Grandpa" big book and act out.
Spatial: Design your own starfish with materials provided at the art center.
Logical/Problem-Solving: Design an undersea house with legos.
Music/Art: Listen to the sound of the sea tape and draw a picture.
Body-Kinesthetic: Go on an imaginary sea diving trip to meet a whale.
Interpersonal: Work in a small group to put on a little mermaid show.
By: Donna Hoover, Stacie Pollard, Judy Goodwin, Brenda Shinholser