4th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about creative solutions.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about the significance of creative solutions.
• Explore and apply the concepts of solutions and devices.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of creative solutions.
• Orally use words that describe the purpose of creative solutions.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about solutions and devices.
• Use key concept words [guide dog, creative; solution, device, Braille].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about creative devices:
• What creative means.
• What is a solution.
• What is a device.
• What are creative solutions.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see in this photo? (paper with dots, Braille). What is the hand in the photo doing? (touching the dots).
• Ask students: Why do you think the hand in the photo is touching the dots? (trying to read).
• Say: Creative solutions are unique answers to problems. For instance, in the photo, this person is reading by touching the dots. The dots are called Braille. Braille is a system that was developed to allow visually• challenged people to communicate. What is a creative solution that keeps the sun out of our eyes? (sunglasses).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides, showing them the different devices. Always have the students describe why the device is a creative solution.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask students to discuss why a hat is a creative solution. After the second game, have them discuss things at school that are creative solutions.
Close• Ask students: Do you think it is hard to come up with a creative solution? Explain.
• Summarize for students that coming up with a creative solution can be tricky but there are many different ways to come up with an answer, that's why it's creative! Encourage them to hink about some of the things that are creative solutions and how they could change them.