LESSON PLAN FORMAT
Leah Goodnoe Mrs. Ellen Crane Dr. Lyke
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Teacher Education Candidate Classroom Teacher UWG Supervisor
October 3, 2005 October 10, 2005
Date of Submitted Lesson Plan Date of Implemented Lesson Plan
Block I___, II_X_, III___, or IV___ Subject: Language Arts Grade Level: 2
Mrs. Crane and Leah Goodnoe
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1. National or Learned Society Standard(s):
6 Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques,
figurative language, and discuss print and nonprint text.
2. State of Georgia’s QCC’s and GPS’s:
6 Topic: Listening/Speaking
Standard: Responds to questions on orally presented material
16 Topic: Reading
Standard: Classifies and categorizes words into sets and groups with common characteristics
ELA2W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process
b. Uses traditional organizational patterns for conveying information (e.g., chronological
order, similarity and difference, answering questions)
o. Uses singular and plural personal pronouns
3. Specific Objective(s): Use the following A-B-C-D format:
a. Audience -The students in this fifth grade;
b. Behavior - will describe the life cycle of a butterfly;
c. Condition - by writing a sentence for each stage under corresponding picture; and
d. Degree - with 90% accuracy.
The students in this second grade class will listen to a story read from back to front, explain why it is
important to tell a story in the order it happened, and identify proper nouns in a chart and in sentences
with 80% accuracy.
4. Materials (List everything you and students will need to complete lesson.)
-a reading book (teachers choice)
-pictures of proper nouns
-words of proper nouns
a. Motivation/Opener/Attention Getter. (Quick activity to stimulate everyone’s interest)
Read the book from back to front.
b. Tie to previous learning. (How is this lesson related to prior learning?)
This lesson that I am teaching will tie into the class’ essential question for the week, “What
are Proper Nouns?” and “Why is it important to tell a story in the order it happened?”.
c. Teaching methods sequence. (What will you do first, second, etc?)
- First, read the book from back to front. Students may not understand and
tell you that you are reading the book “backwards”. Tell them to pay
attention and that there is a reason you are reading the book differently. Tell
them you will discuss and explain when you finish reading.
- Second, have a discussion. Ask the students if they understood what
happened in the book? What was the book about? Etc.
- Third, explain to the class the importance of telling a story in the order it
happened. The teacher may want to provide another example. Example: I
went to the grocery story. I bought a watermelon, and then I cranked my
car. I got a buggy and went out to my car. Then I headed home.
- Fourth have another discussion about the story that was just told. Ask students if
the order or sequence is important? Is the story confusing if not told in the correct
order? Then explain that when they give directions, tell stories, etc. that it is
important for them to tell it in the correct order, so the person listening to them can
understand what is going on.
- Fifth, ask if anyone knows what a proper noun is? Have them explain. Ask if
anyone can identify a proper noun in the story that was read? Have them identify
the word and explain why it is a proper noun.
- [Proper Noun- a noun that names a specific individual, place, thing, etc.]
- Sixth, have pictures and words of pronouns and nouns posted on the board. Then
make a chart; nouns on one side and pronouns on the other. Have students come to
the board individually and put one of these words or pictures into the category they
think it belongs in.
- Last, have the students to write five sentences. In each sentence, have them
identify and label the nouns and proper nouns.
d. Closure. (How will you summarize or bring lesson to a close?)
To close the lesson, I will have students tell me what a pronoun is and turn in their papers.
e. Transition (How will you move from the end of this lesson into the next lesson?)
I will have students clean up and put away all used materials. Then we will line up to go to
f. Special needs adaptation (How will you adapt this lesson to meet special needs of
Keep students actively involved, have students (when doing individual work) work at their
work area so there is not a lot of moving around, and keep area clear of all obstacles. I also
may have already developed some sentences with nouns and proper nouns in them or I may
not have them write as many sentences as the others in the class.
6. Connections (How will this lesson be related to other content areas in the curriculum?)
This lesson will relate with reading and the language art lessons that come after this one.
7. Related independent activities. (What will students who finish early do?)
They will create more sentences and identify the proper nouns. They can also draw pictures and label
them with a proper noun.
8. Evaluation (Each specific objective must be included in the evaluation design with the use of
appropriate assessment instruments.)
I will evaluate the students on their sentences and pictures. Did they identify the proper nouns
correctly? Did they identify the nouns correctly?
9. Documentation or record keeping of students’ academic achievement.
Come around and check to see if everyone is participating and completing work. When they have
finished their sentences, evaluate them on their pronoun identification. Check and see if student
understands the concept, if not work with them. Have them do a couple more sentences and check
again before evaluating. After grading, I would place their grade in the grade book.
10. Reflections (After teaching and evaluating student outcomes, write a critique about the
effectiveness of the procedure, your instructional skills, and your students’ reactions. Give
reasons or explanations for these opinions. Also, describe and explain any alterations to this
lesson if you would to teach it again.)
This lesson was satisfactory. After evaluating the students’ papers I was not sure if some of them
understood the lesson or not. I am pretty sure they did because when we did the chart on the board
they all answered and appeared to understand. I think the reason some did so bad on their sentences
is because they rushed through them. We have some in the class who like to rush through their work
and not really think about it; they just want to get it done.
I did not have my students write five sentences and identify the nouns and proper nouns; my
teacher said that it may have been a little much for them and they were probably not ready for this
yet. The chart on the board went great and the book discussion kept them attentive. I would not do
the rest of the lesson until maybe later on in the school year.
Students really seemed to enjoy the chart activity and I would do this again. When I read the
story from back to front, this helped them to understand the answer to their essential question. We
had a great discussion about what I did, and every student had something to add to the conversation
(even the quiet students).
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