Lesson 7

Lesson Plan Title:  Aces Paragraph

Performance Objective: Using the ACES format, compare your Fitnessgram Mile Run Pre-Test score to your Fitnessgram Mile Run Post Test score by writing a paragraph that compares the two scores and reflects on whether your score improved or declined and the reasoning and score at least 20 out of 25 on the rubric.

Resources or Materials Needed: Students need their physical education uniforms, athletic shoes, and computers. The teacher needs the overhead projector, laptop, and internet access.   

Time: 1 hour

Step 1: Pre-Instructional Activities: Locker room, squad lines, warm up lines, Pe Shake App 

Step 2: Content Presentation: Direct Instruction: The students will be writing a paragraph in ACES (Answer, Cite, Explain, Summarize) format that compares their Fitnessgram Mile Run Pre-Test and Post-Test scores. The teacher will give a lesson on the ACES strategy and then roam around the room to give students feedback once they are writing.

Step 3: Learner Participation: Direct Instruction: The students will be writing a paragraph in ACES (Answer, Cite, Explain, Summarize) format that compares their Fitnessgram Mile Run Pre-Test to the Healthy Norm Range Chart for their age. The teacher will give a lesson on the ACES strategy and then roam around the room to give students feedback once they are writing.

Step 4: Assessment: The students will be summatively assessed on their paragraph and if it follows the required format with the correct content. ACES Writing Reflection Template (See Appendix A).

Step 5: Follow-Through Activities: Students are encouraged to revisit their Smart Goals and adjust them based on what they know after taking their post-test.  

Lesson Plan Summary: The students will line up in the hall and wait for directions to enter the locker room. Once the students are in the locker room, they get dressed into their physical education uniforms and athletic shoes. After getting dressed, the students line up in the locker room and wait for directions to enter the gym. Once the students enter the gym, they sit in squad lines while the teacher takes attendance. After attendance, the teacher instructs the students to go to their warm up lines and the teacher picks a captain. The captain for the day picks a game on the Pe Shape App and it explains it to the class.  After warm ups are complete, the captain directs the class to sit near the white board. The teacher will guide the students through the process of writing an ACES paragraph. The students will write their paragraph comparing their Mile Run Pretest Score to their Mile Run Post Test Score. Once the class is finished, the captain will lead the class through the cool down exercises. After the cool down, the students will be instructed to go into the locker room and get dressed in their school uniform. Once finished, they wait for the teacher to dismiss them.