Skills: Spelling, Vocabulary, Content-area reading, Prior knowledge, Compare and contrast
Grouping: Small Group, Whole Class
Time: 10-15 Minutes
Materials:Luna, computer, index cards, foam alphabet letters, stick-on notes
Demonstrate for students how to use Luna.
Spelling: Have students develop a spelling strategy and use Luna to teach it to the class.Students write each word on a card andlead the class in a word sort or place scrambled foam letters on a table and challenge classmates to guess and spell the word.
Reading Skills: Have students create their own word walls to record words they know about a topic. Use Luna to share students' word walls with the class. Compare and contrast the lists. Have students add words from the projected words to their own lists.
Vocabulary: Use Luna to display a list of words. Give students cards with definitions for the words. Challenge students to work together to define each word or write a sentence with the term on the word wall.
Content-area Reading: At the end of a unit have students create word walls on paper or with a computer. Use Luna to display each word wall and make a comprehensive class word wall.
Give specific feedback regarding how well a student demonstrated his or her knowledge of a subject. Photograph students word walls and add them to portfolios for conference time, or upload photos to your class website.
Encourage further reflection by using Luna to show the class a KWL (What I Already Know, What I Want to Know, What I have Learned) chart. Provide students with stick-on notes. Have students write their input on the notes and add them to the chart.