Language Arts Lesson: Sequencing a Story: Beginning, Middle, and End
Accommodations: Due to the classroom description, no specific accommodations were necessary for this lesson. However, the students were able to use pictures to sequence the story. Accommodations that could be made for this lesson include allowing students extra time to complete their graphic organizer or providing one on one instruction to the students in order to complete the graphic organizer. Also, the teacher could re-read the story to the students just before assessing the students on their ability to re-tell the story.
Adaptations: No specific adaptations were required for this lesson. However, adaptations could be made by allowing English Language Learners or students with learning disabilities to use the book to re-tell the events. The students could look through the book as they told what happened in each scene to the teacher.
Materials/Supplies: Pre-assessment checklist, “Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type”, large Write on/Wipe off Graphic Organizer, dry erase markers and an eraser, “Caps for Sale” by Esphyr Slobodkina, “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems, copies of graphic organizer, pictures to represent the scenes in “Caps for Sale", pictures to represent the scenes in “Knuffle Bunny”, large pictures of the scenes in “Knuffle Bunny”and 14 sticks of glue.Enrichment: For enrichment, the students, as a class, will create their own story with a beginning, middle and end. The students will decide the characters from a list of five choices and will decide the events on their own. The teacher will guide the students into creating their story and will record the story on a piece of large chart paper. Assessment Checklist:
|Name||Is able to sort pictures of story into sequence.||Retells story in correct sequence.||Includes the beginning of the story in order.||Includes the middle of the story in order.||Includes the end of the story in order.||Comments|
Social Studies Lesson: The American FlagObjective: The students will be able to identify the American Flag and be able to explain characteristics and the meaning of the flag by answering questions about the American flag from an evaluation checklist with 100% accuracy. The checklist will consist of the students knowing that the United States flag is a symbol of America, knowing the colors of the flag, knowing the shape of the flag, and how many stars and stripes are on the flag. Georgia Performance Standard: SSKHE2 The student will identify important American and explain their meaning. a. The national and state flags (United States and Georgia flags) Materials: American Flag, Picture of Golden Arches, F is for Flag by Wendy Lewison, Chart paper with song printed on it, copies of the American Flag coloring sheet, American flag stickers and pencils, evaluation checklist for pre and post assessment, tape recorder with song. Pre-Assessment: Prior to instruction, the students will be individually assessed on their knowledge of the American flag using the attached checklist (see Attachment A). The checklist will determine the students’ knowledge of the following aspects of the United States flag:1. Knowing what the American flag is a symbol of2. Colors of the flag3. Shape of the flag4. Number of stars and number of stripes on the flag Introduction: To gain the students’ attention, the teacher will begin the lesson by asking the students if they have ever played a guessing game before. The teacher will tell the students that they will be playing a guessing game with an object in the room. The teacher will give the students hints about the American flag until someone in the class correctly guesses the American flag. The teacher will ask the students to think about places in which they see the American flag and allow them to respond. The teacher will then give the students some examples of where the flag is displayed such as at schools, outside of people's homes, at places of business, on automobiles, and even on clothing. The teacher will explain to the students that when people hang the American flag it is a way of saying that they are proud to be an American citizen and live in the United States. The teacher will tell the students that the American flag is a symbol of American and the people who live in America. The teacher will explain to the students that a symbol is something that stands for something else. The teacher will hold up a picture of the Golden Arches and ask the students what they stand for. The teacher will tell the students that when people see the Golden Arches, they think of McDonalds and when people see the American flag, they think of America. The teacher will explain to the students that they will be learning about the American flag today. Instruction/Modeling: The teacher will read the book “F is for Flag” to the students. The book introduces the flag as a symbol of the United States. After the reading of the book is complete, the teacher will discuss some of the important points form the book with the students, the fact that the American flag is a symbol of America, the colors of the American flag, the shape of the American flag, and the number of stars and stripes on the American flag. The teacher will then explain to the students that they will learn a song about the American flag that will help them remember what they have learned about the flag. The teacher will display the song on a piece of chart paper. The teacher will tell the students they are to listen to the song and then they will be singing it. The teacher will play a recording of the song for the students while singing along. Then, the students and the teacher will then sing the song together while the teacher points to the words on the chart paper. The teacher will then have the boys sing the song and then have the girls sing the song and then once more the class will sing it together. The song will be:Our flag is red, white, & blue red, white & blue red, white & blue
Our flag is red, white, & blue
in the U.S.A.Our flag has 50 stars,
50 stars, 50 stars,Our flag has 50 stars, in the U.S.A.Our flag has 13 stripes,
13 stripes, 13 stripes,
Our flag has 13 stripes,
in the U.S.A. The teacher will then instruct the students that they will soon be returning to their seats to begin coloring their American Flag coloring sheet. Before the students return to their seats, the teacher will remind the students to color their flag the correct color because the colors are important to the meaning of flag. The teacher will explain to the students that they are to color the areas that have the number 1 as red and the number 2 as blue. While the students are coloring their flags, the teacher will begin individually assessing the students using the evaluation checklist which will serve as the post test. Summary and Closure: The teacher will summarize the importance of the American flag as a symbol of the United States. The teacher will also summarize the characteristics of the flag from the evaluation checklist (the colors, shape, number of stars and stripes). The teacher will then give the students an American flag sticker and pencil to place on their shirts or folder to remind them of how much they learned about the American flag today. Post Assessment: The post test will be administered individually, via an evaluation checklist and will assess whether or nor the students have mastered the below concepts in relation the American flag:1. Knowing what the American flag is a symbol of2. Colors of the flag3. Shape of the flag4. Number of stars and number of stripes on the flagStudents will have mastered the objectives if they can successfully provide the above information to the teacher. Enrichment: For enrichment and to enhance the students understanding of flags, the students will create their own individual flags in their journal. They will draw and color their flags on the picture section of their journal and then they will write one sentence about their flag. Special Adaptations: For special adaptations, the American flag will be displayed in the room during the duration of the lesson. This will help all the students because they will be able to see the flag as they are learning about it. Other adaptations that many be needed may involve the teacher providing extra assistance or one-on-one instruction to students who may be struggling to grasp the concepts needed to master the objective. Assessment Checklist:
|Understands that the flag is a symbol of the United States.||Knows the colors of the United States Flag||Knows the shape of the United States Flag||Knows how many stars are on the United States Flag||Knows how many stripes are on the United States Flag||Comments|