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Grade 4 : Father's Day Collector's Card

Instructional Design: Marilyn Ogrodnick, Steven Krahn

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Specific Outcomes:
Health- R.4.4, L.5.2, L.5.8
L.A.- 1.1,1.2, 2.1

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

ICTGr5Father's Day Card.pdf

General Outcomes:
Health- Relationship Choices and Life Learning                 Choices
L.A.- Discover and Explore, Clarify and Extend and Use Strategies and Cues

Essential Questions:
What is the advantage to expressing and organizing your thoughts and feelings?

Students will know:
How to log in.
Basic word processing skills.
How to express,organize, interpret, record info.
Organization of thoughts and feelings.   

Students will be able to:
1. Use Process Skills (Info gathering, analyzing, evaluating).

2.  Communication Skills.

3.  Participation Skills.

4.  How to scan a picture and save it in their disk space.

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
The students will create a  collector’s edition card describing their Father according to specific criteria.`

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
1. Rubric
2. Teacher Assessment
3. Students’ actual project.

Self Assessment
Student self-assessment (which will be done at the end of this project)

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
1. Supply  brainstorming sheet. Ask students to bring a picture of their Dad.

2. Students research information.

3. Students record information.

4. Students Log in
-Drag template into individual disk space
-Explain how  to write in text boxes.
-Begin typing text.
-Show how to unlock a box if it needs to be moved.
-Show how to align text boxes.

5. Teach two students how to scan pictures as a jpg and save in disk space. The students teach another student until they are all done scanning pictures. Insert into card. Students need to rename their document Class/lastname. Drag  a copy of the document in the hand in folder to be printed on the colour printer.

6. Instruct students on proper presentation procedure.

7. Student presentation to Dad.

Key Design Elements

How will students know where they are going, why they are headed there, and how they will be evaluated?

How will you hook the students at the beginning of the unit?

What will help students experience the big idea of this unit?  How will you equip them with the needed skills and knowledge?

How will you get students to reflect and rethink?  How will you guide them in rehearsing, revising, and  refining their work?

How will students exhibit and self-evaluate their growing skills, knowledge and understanding?


Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)

Click to download

pdf file        Father's Day Template.cwk        AppleWorks file


Click to download Rubric


Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need AppleWorks 6 installed on your computer to view.


 Last Modified: 2 October,2003