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Mario Gomez Make 2: Origami Yoda Lesson Plan

Mario Gomez Make 2: Origami Yoda Lesson Plan

Origami Yoda Lesson Plan (4th-7th grade)

Because Origami Yoda is tied around origami, take advantage of this by giving a little background on origami and where it came from.

1) After reading Origami Yoda, hand out a sheet of blank computer paper and have students take out their notebooks and put them into groups of four.

2) Give the students a couple minutes to come up with a couple questions to write in their notebooks that they would want to ask Origami Yoda.

3) Have the students pick one of their questions and write it down on the blank piece of paper.

4) With their question written down, have them flip to the page where it explains to make Origami Yoda and have the kids make their very own Yoda with that paper they wrote their question on!

5) It doesn’t have to be perfect, but walk around and make sure everyone has the right idea.

6) In their groups with their Yodas made, have the kids ask each others Yoda some of their questions.

7) See if anyone wants to share what advice they got from someone else’s Yoda to the class

8) Now have the kids look up their very own origami and have them again write down one of their questions on a separate piece of blank paper. (if they want to make another Yoda, that is fine too) NOTE: If they can’t look it up on their own, bring in some indestructible for different kinds of origami that the kids can choose from.

9) After the kids are done, tell them the question inside is for them to figure out on their own and by the end of the week to have a answer.

10) At the end of the week, have them write down the question and what advice their origami gave them. remind students that now they have their own origami that they can always go to for advice and not be afraid to ask someone elses’ origami for advice either.

The Lesson: Students should be able to talk to each other and not worry about what others think of them. This will also build trust among them. On top of this, they will have a basic understanding of Origami and the culture it came from.

REFLECTION

What might go wrong? I feel like kids could ask some really deep questions and in which case you will have to be quick to respond. On the flip side, I could see some kids not taking the advice part seriously. I could see kids giving some bizarre advice but be ready to let students know that some Origami/Yodas might not be as wise as others so a second opinion is always okay. I feel like it can be a pretty risky lesson so just make that one is always understanding and accepting of kids’ responses.

 

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