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                                  NYSATL
                        LEARNING EXPERIENCE OUTLINE
Title: U.S. Symbols: The Flag

Anticipated date(s) of Learning Experience:

Standard Area(s) (Only list those standard area(s) addressed through your learning experience’s assessment) :

 Arts
   The                                             Health, Physical Education, Family      Social Studies
                                                    and Consumer Science
        Career Development &                      Languages Other Than English            English For Speakers Of
         Occupational Studies                                                                 Other
       English Language Arts                     Mathematics, Science and                 Languages
                                                    Technology
Check the level at which this learning experience will be implemented:
                                                                                              Alternate (Student with
      Elementary                 Intermediate            Commencement/Advanced           Disabilities)




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I.      LEARNING                   Behavioral Objectives:                              NYS TESOL Standards
           CONTEXT                  Ss will be able to (SWBAT) identify the             1,2,4,5
                                      colors of the flag and tell what they stand      Social Studies Standards:
                                      for.                                               1, 5
                                    SWBAT explain the symbols of the flag.            The Arts: 3, 5
                                    SWBAT use the correct plural form of
                                      nouns.
                                    SWBAT observe correct subject/verb
                                      agreement in sentences.
                                    SWBAT obtain information from
                                      authentic, non fiction texts.
                                   Language Functions:                                 This is an introductory
                                       Identify objects                                 EL/CIVICS lesson. This is
                                       Ask/respond to yes/no & wh- questions.           the first learning
                                       Ordinal numbers                                  experience that students
                                       Describe.                                        participate in when
                                       Read a map.                                      commencing the 4 unit, 17
                                                                                         lesson beginner
                                                                                         EL/CIVICS Jail Education
                                                                                         Curriculum.
                                   Vocabulary: Flag; red;white;blue;color;             Students need to have entry
                                    star/stars; stripe/stripes; symbol; courage;         level knowledge of
                                    spangled; banner;colony/colonies; ordinal            English. Ss need some
                                    numbers; state/states; anthem;                       basic vocabulary to be
                                   Grammatical Structure:                                able to follow simple
                                    Wh-Questions                                        directions, although TPR
                                    How much/ how many                                  is frequently used.
                                    There is/there are                                Ss need to be able to copy
                                    negation                                            information and represent
                                    Short answers ( yes there is/no there aren‟t        graphically (through
                                                                                         artwork or writing) their
                                                                                         ideas. Teachers employ
                                                                                         the LEA for pre-literate
                                                                                         learners.
II.     ASSESSMENT                 Describe the:                                       Learners will discuss
         PLAN                          By the end of the lesson SWBAT                   objectives & goals with
                                          identify the parts of the U.S. flag (oral      teacher at the beginning of
                                          and/or written).                               the lesson. Daily
                                       Name the 13 colonies (oral and/or                objectives will be written
                                          written).                                      on the board so Ss
                                       Answer questions (orally or in writing)          attention is focused on
                                          about the U.S. flag.                           these outcomes. Ss will
                                       Sentence completion (observing                   work together to engage in
                                          subject/verb agreement).                       peer assessment & self
                                       Use negation at an 80% competency                assessment. Ss will
                                          level.                                         conference with teacher to
                                       Sentence production (LEA or written)             discuss progress and areas
                                          observing subject/verb agreement.              of strength & weakness.
                                       Error analysis activity of target              Assessment will be
                                          structure (subject verb agreement).            embedded and ongoing so
                                       Students will work with informational,           that teacher can make
                                          authentic texts and gain an                    informed instructional
                                          understanding of text structure &              decisions, modifications
                                          organization and be able to retrieve           and plan according to
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                                           information.                                  learner needs.
                                          Students will be able to read a compass
                                           rose and describe the location of the
                                           original 13 colonies in relation to each
                                           other and in relation to current states
                                           (Georgia is south East of Ohio).
                                                                                       Assessment will be both
                                                                                         formal (quizzes, focused
                                                                                         listening activities, NRS
                                                                                         guidelines (TABE, BEST
                                                                                         PLUS) and informal:
                                                                                         observation, free writing,
                                                                                         discussion etc.
                                                                                       Teacher will have a check
                                                                                         list of behavior
                                                                                         observed/competency
                                                                                         achieved.
                                                                                      

III.    PROCEDURE                          Schema
                                            activation: show
                                            Ss photos/real
                                            flags. Discuss
                                            colors,
                                            similarities/differe
                                            nces between
                                            flags. Look at
                                            colonies/territories
                                            of countries and
                                            see the
                                            connections
                                            between the
                                            current flag of the
                                            former colony and
                                            the colonial
                                            occupier.
                                            Authentic
                                            discussion. PRE-P
                                            strategy: What
                                            comes to your
                                            mind when you
                                            see this flag…?
                                           Play „Star
                                            Spangled
                                            Banner”.
                                            Distribute lyrics
                                            sheet. After
                                            multiple listening
                                            and read alongs,
                                            have Ss complete a
                                            cloze activity.
                                           Read a passage
                                            about the 13
                                            colonies. Engage
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                                           Ss in discussion.
                                          Distribute state
                                           books & state
                                           report template.
                                        Engage Ss in a text
                                           walk/text
                                           structure activity.
                                           Teacher should
                                           model using
                                           overhead
                                           projector.
                                      SS will make content
                                       connections to their
                                       lives and work with
                                       authentic texts.
                                      Ss will engage in
                                       authentic classroom
                                       discussion.
                                      Ss will work
                                       cooperatively to
                                       decide on
                                       similarities/differences
                                       between various
                                       countries‟ flags.
                                      Ss will engage if free
                                       writing/drawing to
                                       record ideas.

                                      SS will work with           Incorporates technology (when used) into
                                       “Where in the USA is          instruction to enhance learning and to assess
                                       Carmen San Diego „to          student performance.
                                       further explore the 13
                                       colonies.
IV.      INSTRUCTIONAL/                 Ss will be paired
         ENVIRONMENTAL                     both
         MODIFICATIONS                     homogeneously &
                                           heterogeneously.
                                        Teacher will
                                           provide
                                           individualized
                                           instruction where
                                           necessary.
                                        Bilingual texts will
                                           be supplied where
                                           available.
                                        Flexible grouping
                                           will enable Ss to
                                           work
                                           cooperatively & at
                                           their own pace.
                                        LEA will be
                                           employed.
                                        Teacher will read
                                           aloud to give
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                                          access to all
                                          learners.
                                                                 Physical modifications of the classroom setting.
V.      TIME REQUIRED              This lesson is learner        Teacher has 1 preparation period daily.
                                     centered & learner
                                     driven. Ss will be given
                                     the necessary time to
                                     complete the tasks and
                                     achieve competency on
                                     the specific
                                     objectives/goals based
                                     on their level of
                                     proficiency.
                                   Students are seen for
                                     three hours daily
                                     (Monday through
                                     Friday). This learning
                                     experience usually takes
                                     1-2 weeks, depending on
                                     learner level.
                                   Assessment is ongoing &
                                     embedded
VI.     RESOURCES AND               Teacher salary
         BUDGET                     Consumables
                                    CIVICS
                                       workbooks/textbooks
                                    Library books on the
                                       13 original colonies.

                                                                   for the teacher.
VII.    STUDENT WORK                                               Map showing the 13 colonies.
                                                                   State Report.
                                                                   U.S. Flag
                                                                   Flag from native country.
                                                                   include comments reflecting the basis for
                                                                     teacher’s assessment.
VIII    REFLECTION                                              
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