LESSON PLAN TEMPLATEYour name: Caitlin Bergan Cooperating teacher-librarian: Kelly FriedleinDate: April 21, 2010 School & City: Fisher Grade SchoolLesson Title: Encyclopedia 1Grade level: 3rd Length of lesson: 30 minsPurpose: (“why” of the lesson; where and how does it fit in the curriculum?)Students will be exposed to encyclopedias and what kind of information can be found there.Learning Outcome(s): (what will students be able to do/know by the end of the lesson?) Students will…Demonstrate the ability to look something up in alphabetical order in the encyclopedia, andscan for facts.Illinois Learning Standard(s) Addressed:5.B.1a Select and organize information from various sources for a specific purpose5.A.1a Identify questions and gather information5.A.1b Locate information using a variety of resourcesStandards for 21st Century Learner Addressed:1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.Materials: Needed by you: Needed by students: Set(s) of Encyclopedias Pencils Worksheet White Board and MarkersInstructional procedures: Focusing event: (how will you get the students’ attention?) Who has used encyclopedias before? Are they like dictionaries? What is different about them? How do you know which encyclopedia volume do you need? Input from you: (what are you teaching & how are you delivering the content?) Encyclopedias are in alphabetical order. You use guidewords to find encyclopedia entries just like you did with the dictionary. Remember our name game? We first did it by letter range, and then we had people’s names in alphabetical order. The same structure is used in the encyclopedia. Guided practice: (application of knowledge by students)
We’re going to practice using the dictionary. Remember you will need to take turns. Look up the things on your worksheet by yourself, and then write down something else you find in the encyclopedia that interests you. Closure (how will you end the lesson?) What did you find that was interesting? Was there anything that was hard?Check for understanding (what questions will you ask and when to determine students’understanding?) What kinds of things did you read about in the encyclopedia? Is there a great deal of information? Compared to a dictionary? Compared to a whole book on the same subject?What’s next? (another related lesson, review, end of unit?)Lesson on choosing keywords to look up.
Name _____________________________Eleanor Roosevelt In what year did she die? Who was Eleanor Roosevelts husband, and why were they famous?Alberta What country is Alberta in? What is the population of Alberta?Zebra Where do zebras live? What do zebras eat?What was something that you found that was interesting?Name _____________________________Jackie Robinson In what year did he die? What sport did Jackie Robinson play?Germany Does the mountain range the Alps go into Germany? What is the population of Germany?Kangaroo Where do kangaroos live? What do kangaroos eat?What was something that you found that was interesting?
Name _____________________________Marie Curie In what year did she die? Marie Curie was a scientist. What sorts of things was she studying?Ontario What country is Ontario in? What is the population of Ontario?Dingo Where do dingos live? What do dingos eat?What was something that you found that was interesting?Name _____________________________Claude Monet In what year did he die? Claude Monet was an artist. What kind of art did he do?Florida What is the name of one of the states bordering Florida? What is the population of Florida?Porcupine Where do porcupines live? What do porcupines eat?What was something that you found that was interesting?
Name _____________________________Langston Hughes In what year did he die? Langston Hughes was a write. What kind of writing did he do?Italy What is the capitol city in Italy? What is the population of Italy?Cheetah Where do cheetahs live? What do cheetah eat?What was something that you found that was interesting?Name _____________________________Thomas Edison In what year did he die? What was one of the things that Thomas Edison invent?Connecticut What is one of the states bordering Connecticut? What is the population of Connecticut?Armadillo Where do armadillo live? What do armadillo eat?What was something that you found that was interesting?