In this lesson students will use a web-based puzzle maker tool to create a crossword puzzle about the powers of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government. Before they create their crossword puzzles, students will first read web-based documents and use Diigo.com tools to bookmark, highlight, and annotate key information.
Social Studies, Government, Civics
Diigo.com for social bookmarking, highlighting, and annotating
Web-based puzzle maker tool
See lesson pdf attached below.
Students will be assigned to read and highlight (using Diigo account) web-based material about the legislative branch of the U.S. Government. Reading material will be assigned to students according to their individual reading level based on NWEA and MCA-II test results. (Because of the length of URL, students will be given slips of paper with the URLs they should read based on their reading level. This will also allow students to be directed to material specific to their reading level without directing attention to the fact that all students are not accessing the same exact web page.)
Students reading below grade level will be directed to the following web pages:
Students reading at or above grade level will be directed to the following web pages:
Students who read below grade level could also be directed to the following pages which is targeted toward students with grades 3-5 reading level: