Voki Lesson Plans: Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

Gobble, gobble! Are you ready to make some cranberry sauce and stuff the turkey? Get your students ready for Thanksgiving with our new Thanksgiving lesson plans! Let them take a closer look at the Mayflower’s voyage to the New World, how the Pilgrims survived in the New World, and the First Thanksgiving.

Traveling on the Mayflower – In this lesson, students will learn what it was like to be on the Mayflower. They will take a closer look at the Mayflower’s history and why the Pilgrims came to the New World. Students will be responsible for creating a Voki to send back to their family or friends in England. The Voki will talk about their experience on the Mayflower.

 

Settlement in the New World After the Pilgrims arrived at the New World, they had a hard time surviving the winter. With the help of the Wampanoag, the Pilgrims were able to make their own shelters and grow their own crops. Students will compare and contrast the living conditions of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. They will create a Voki reporting the similarities and differences.

 

First Thanksgiving In 1621, the Pilgrims held a feast held a year known as the first Thanksgiving. Students will learn about how the First Thanksgiving started, how long it lasted, who was there, and what type foods were served. They will be required to create a Voki describing one dish that they will bring to the first Thanksgiving feast.

 

Remember: The grade level assigned to each lesson plan is not set in stone. You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. Feel free to customize the lesson plans to fit your needs. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted to fit your style or your students’ abilities!

Have a lesson plan that you want to share with us? Send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

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Voki Lesson Plans: Poetry Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: Poetry Lesson Plans

To end our celebration for National Poetry Month, we have prepared 3 fun poetry-related lesson plans that you and your students will enjoy! Your students will have fun learning about poetry and how to write a Haiku and diamante poem.

Remember:  You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted and customized to fit your unique style or your students’ abilities!

My Favorite Poem – Students will learn about the characteristics of a poem. They will read several sample poems and discuss how they feel about each poem. They will research and identify their favorite poem. Students will create a Voki discussing why it is their favorite poem.

Haiku In this lesson, students will learn about Haiku poems. Haiku is a type of Japanese poem. Students will learn about the characteristics of Haiku poems. They will learn to write Haiku poems about nature and create a Voki reciting their Haiku poem.

Diamante Poem – This lesson will teach your students how to write a diamante poem. They will learn how to write a synonym diamante poem and an antonym diamante poem. Students will learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, antonyms, and synonyms. Students will write their own diamante poem.

 

Note: We have more poetry-related lesson plans in our Lesson Plan Database!

If you have a lesson plan that you want to share with us, send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: Spring Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: Spring Lesson Plans

Here comes the sun! That means spring is right around the corner. So, we prepared 3 new lesson plans to get your students ready for spring! Teach your students about similes, the life cycles of a butterfly, and how to write a limerick. We know your students will enjoy learning it!

 

Remember: The grade level assigned to each lesson plan is not set in stone. You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. Feel free to customize the lesson plans to fit your needs. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted to fit your style or your students’ abilities!

Spring Simile –   In this lesson, your students will learn about how to identify and write similes. Similes are phrases that compare two unrelated nouns using “like” or “as”. Students will write a short story with at least 5 similes about spring for their Voki.  The rest of the class will be required to identify the similes.

 

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Students will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly based on the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. They will learn that a butterfly goes through a growing process that changes their appearance and the different stages of a butterfly’s life. Students will write a short story on where they think the adult butterfly will go after they fly off.

 

Limericks – This lesson will teach your students how to write a limerick. A limerick is a short poem with five lines and a specific rhyme scheme. Your students will learn about the rhyme scheme and the rhythm scheme of a limerick. Students will be required to write their own limerick and create a Voki reciting it.

Have a lesson plan that you want to share with us? Send it to lessonplans@voki.com!

Until next time,

The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: December Holiday Lesson Plans

Voki Lesson Plans: December Holiday Lesson Plans

It’s finally the last month of the year! December is a month filled with holiday cheers and joy! This month, different cultures around the world get together and celebrate the meaning of family, togetherness, and culture. We have three holiday lesson plans this month on three special holidays: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day!

 

Note: If you are looking for a Christmas lesson plan, check out our Holiday lesson plans post!

 

Hanukkah – This lesson plan will teach students about the origin of Hanukkah. They will learn the story behind Hanukkah. Students will discuss the traditional food and symbols of Hanukkah. They will be required to create a Voki to present a scene that represents Hanukkah from the Hanukah story.

Kwanzaa – Students will learn about the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. They will discuss about the different symbols that represent Kwanzaa and how Kwanzaa is celebrated. Students will learn how Kwanzaa began and the meaning of Kwanzaa. Students will write a story on one of the symbols or principles of Kwanzaa to share with the class.

Boxing DayIn this lesson plan, students will learn about the origination of Boxing Day, which countries celebrate it, and how it is celebrated. They will be required to research how people celebrate Boxing Day and Boxing Day traditions. Students will create a Voki to present their research on Boxing Day traditions.

Remember: The grade level assigned to each lesson plan is not set in stone. You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted to fit your style or your students’ abilities!

We would love to hear some of your lesson plan ideas for Voki! Just send us an email at lessonplans@voki.com!

Until Next Time,

The Voki Team

Voki Lesson Plans: Lesson Plans on English-Speaking Countries

Voki Lesson Plans: Lesson Plans on English-Speaking Countries

Last month, we introduced three lesson plans on Latin America. This month we are introducing 3 new lesson plans for our English speaking countries that your students will enjoy learning about: United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand! So let’s dive into the past with some famous historical figures from the United Kingdom, travel and explore the great continent of Australia, and test your hidden knowledge on New Zealand!

Remember:  You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. Also, you can adapt Voki lesson plans to fit your style, or your students’ abilities!

Autobiography(United Kingdom) – In this lesson plan, students will learn about famous historical figures within the United Kingdom. In a 2 page autobiography, students will research about their lives and their influence on society. As an additional classroom activity, students will create Voki clues on the historical figure that they researched.

 

Australia Travel Brochure – Students will learn about the geography and the different territories of Australia. Students are assigned to one of the Australian territories and will be required to create a travel brochure for the territory. A Voki will be created to introduce the assigned territory with 3 interesting facts.

 

New Zealand Scavenger Hunt– Students will go on an internet scavenger hunt on New Zealand. They will learn to locate the islands, cities, and bodies of water located in New Zealand. You will play a Voki with scavenger hunt clues and students will research. Students will be required to create a scavenger hunt Voki to present to the class.

 

We would love to hear how you are using Voki in your class! If you have send it to us at lessonplans@voki.com!

Until Next Time,

The Voki Team

Lesson Plan Preview – Conjugation Practice with Voki

Lesson Plan Preview – Conjugation Practice with Voki

Learning a second language can be tough for all ages. Making grammar practice fun can be just plain difficult. Here at Voki, we have been working on creating lesson plans that can bring seemingly mundane subjects to life and make learning fun!

One lesson in particular is focused on making grammar and conjugation more engaging – more than just written repetition and paperwork. By using Voki to practice conjugation and sentence structure, students will get the chance to interact with language through sight and sound.

The lesson plan “Conjugation and Sentence Practice with Voki” calls for students to choose a verb, conjugate in the tense being studied, and create a Voki. Following the conjugations, students type an example sentence. The Voki can then pronounce their conjugations and example sentence in the language being studied and in the preferred dialect. Once students feel comfortable with the pronunciation and conjugations of a verb, they can record their own voice for the Voki.

If the teacher uses Voki Classroom, a webpage is automatically created for the lesson. If the lesson is conducted using Voki (and not Voki Classroom), the teacher can use a class blog or webpage to display the Vokis. By creating a webpage, teachers and students have access to an online audio-visual database of verbs that are fully conjugated and pronounced correctly. The webpage can serve as reference and extra practice for the class.

Conjugation and Sentence Practice with Voki” is one of many new lesson plans that we have added to the Voki Lesson Plan Database. As always, Voki lesson plans are free for all to peruse and use. Happy conjugating!

The Voki Team

New Lesson Plans for the New School Year

New Lesson Plans for the New School Year

School has already begun and we are sure you have a lot on your to-do list. Here at Voki, we are working hard to help you prepare for the new school year on the technology front! We have added many new lesson plans that do not take long to complete, and don’t require much prep time. These are great for re-introducing your students to Voki and to your subject (in case they forgot anything over the summer…it happens).

The new lesson plans cover a variety of topics and span from kindergarten to 12th grade. Below are several examples of new lesson plans, now available in Voki’s Lesson Plan Database:

  • Discovering Your Intelligence: Students create a Voki to elaborate and speak about their favorite hobby.
  • Classroom Topic of the Week: Students follow a current event and create a Voki presentation. Perfect for Social Studies!
  • The Meaning of a Poem: Students analyze a poem by using their intuition and personal opinions. This allows them to feel more engaged with poetry and more confident with literary analysis.
  • Guess Who with Voki: A fun game of guess who? with historical figures will keep students entertained and informed.
  • Elicited Opinions of History: Students form concise arguments based off of their opinions of the current topic or debate in class.

Each lesson contains the intended grade level and subject(s), the time recommended for completion, resources needed, as well as a list of objectives and activities. Each lesson is easy to follow and can be adapted according to your own personal teaching style.

Remember, Voki lesson plans are completely free – and are our way of thanking you for using Voki for education.

As always, we are interested in hearing about the Voki lessons you have used in class. If you have a lesson plan that uses Voki and you would like to share, please email us at lessonplans@voki.com.

Happy teaching!

The Voki Team