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  • 1. Savannah PorterFRIT 7737 Title of Lesson: Grade: Content Area: Designer:Believe It… Or Not! 1 Literacy Skills Savannah Porter Standards: ELA 1R6e, ELA 1W1k, ELA 1W2c STAGE 1 – DESIRED RESULTSUnderstandings: Essential Questions:Students will understand… • What is fiction? • Fiction versus Nonfiction • What is nonfiction? • Fact versus Fake • Where are nonfiction books in • Uses of fiction in stories the Media Center? • Where are fiction books in the Media Center? • How does using fiction enhance a story?Knowledge: Skills:Students will know… The student will… • How to determine fiction from • Locate fiction and nonfiction nonfiction books in the Media Center • The meanings of fiction and • Determine which books are nonfiction nonfiction and which are fiction • How to develop their own fiction • Use fiction to enhance a story stories STAGE 2 – ASSESSMENT EVIDENCEPerformance Tasks: Other Evidence: • Students will listen to stories and (Informal Assessment) determine if they are nonfiction • Classroom game (Believe It… or fiction (informal assessment) Or Not!) • Students will locate nonfiction • Fiction or Nonfiction Card Game and fiction books in the media (explained in Unit Outline, center (teacher checklist) Session 2) • Students will use fiction in their writing to enhance their story (rubric)
  • 2. Savannah PorterFRIT 7737 STAGE 3 – LEARNING PLAN Unit Outline (4 Sessions)Session 1:Hook:Introduce words FICTION (means FAKE) and NONFICTION (means NOTFAKE). Tell students a funny story about your cat asking you to take him to thestore to buy clothes. Ask them if they think it is real (NONFICTION) or not real(FICITON). Then tell them a true story about the last field trip we took. Askstudents again, real (FICTION) or not real (NONFICTION)? Read Froggy Ridesa Bike. As you read, ask students to pick out the obvious FICTION parts of thestory.As a second part of this “hook session,” ask students to help you to create a“Wordle” image to describe both terms: nonfiction and fiction. Do this on theLCD projector so that students can see this Web 2.0 tool.Session 2:Purpose and Objectives:This activity uses previously read books to help students determine if they arefiction or nonfiction.Materials Needed: Cards with check mark on one and “x” on the other -- one setfor every student, about 20 books in which class is familiar with – approximately½ fiction and ½ nonfictionProcedure:Students will all be given two cards – one with a check mark (for nonfiction, truestories) and one with an “x” (for fiction, false stories). When a common, wellknown book that we have read as in class is held up, students will use their cardsto determine if the story is fiction or nonfiction.Assessment:Informative Assessment – Teacher will keep up with student responses duringgame and will record students who seem to be struggling.Session 3:Purpose and Objectives:This activity helps students with locating and being familiar with their school’smedia center. It also helps students to choose books specifying fiction or
  • 3. Savannah PorterFRIT 7737nonfiction.Materials Needed: School media centerProcedure: During our weekly visit to the media center, our media specialist willexplain location of books in the media center. He will also go over fiction versusnonfiction to check for understanding. Students will then be asked to find onenonfiction book (on their grade level) and one fiction book (on their grade level).Assessment:Students will bring books to me and will tell me which one is fiction and whichone is nonfiction. Student will also have to explain why each book is classified asthey say. I will have a checklist to check off students’ answers.Session 4:Purpose and Objectives:This lesson requires students to use fiction details in order to enhance a story inwhich he/she is in charge of writing.Materials Needed: lined writing paper and writing instrument for each child,writing promptProcedure:Students will be given an example of a written short story that uses fiction details.They will be asked how the fiction details changed the story in their mind.Students will then be given a piece of lined writing paper with the prompt, “Lastnight, I had a dream that…” Students are to use the prompt to begin writing astory. Tell students to use at least three fiction statements in the story. Theymust mark these statements by underlining the parts of the story which areconsidered to be fiction.Assessment:The students’ writing will be assessed using the rubric below.Rubric to be used for writing assignment:
  • 4. Savannah PorterFRIT 7737 1 2 3 SCORE Student uses at Student uses at Student uses at least three least one obvious least two obvious obvious fiction fiction statement. fiction statements. statement. Both statements It is clearly They are clearly are clearly identified. indentified. identified. Student’s story Student’s story Student’s story does not flow, but flows with the somewhat flows. writing is present. prompt given. (out of 9 points)