LESSON PLAN Date: 02/14/2012 School: Nueva Urbana Elementary Teacher: Mrs. González Grade: 1rst I. Theme: Saint Valentine’s DayComments: II. Phase: ___ Exploration ___Conceptualization _x_Application III. Integration: Spanish and Art IV. Standard(s) and Grade Level Expectation: Content Standards 1th Grade Expectations LISTENING/SPEAKING: ___L/S.1.1 Listens and responds to basic commands, instructions, and routine questions during story time using expressions to The student uses the English demonstrate engagement. language to interpret oral input, ___L/S.1.2 Develops and demonstrates phonemic awareness and construct meaning, interact with auditory discrimination to identify distinctive sounds. confidence both verbally and ___L/S.1.3 Uses basic vocabulary and language patterns to identify nonverbally, and express ideas and describe familiar concepts related to self, to family, and to effectively in a variety of interact with peers. personal, social, and academic ___L/S.1.4 Offers and responds to greetings and farewells using contexts. the appropriate courtesy expressions. ___L/S.1.5 Uses both verbal and nonverbal forms of communication to express feelings, needs, experiences, and reacts to pictures and simple language cues after listening to read aloud. READING: ___R.1.1 Recognizes letter-sound relationships to decode words and phrases fluently. The student uses reading ___R.1.2 Uses phonemic awareness strategies to manipulate sounds strategies, literary analysis, and and form new monosyllabic words. critical thinking skills to ____R.1.3 Uses context clues and illustrations to identify details construct meaning and develop an and to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words; demonstrates an understanding as well as an acquisition of grade level vocabulary. appreciation of a variety of ___R.1.4 Identifies the main character(s) and uses picture cues to genres of both fiction and identify similarities and differences between characters within nonfiction. narrative text. ___R.1.5 Identifies story organization of beginning, middle, and end within narrative text. WRITING: ___W.1.1 Recognizes and writes the letters of the alphabet; writes initial and final consonants in CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) The student effectively pattern words. communicates to a variety of ___W/1.2 Writes name correctly; copies words and simple three audiences in all forms of writing word sentences using left to right, top to bottom progression; through the use of the writing applies appropriate spacing between letters and words; uses process, proper grammar, and age phonemic awareness and phonics strategies to spell words. appropriate expressive _X_W/1.3 Identifies a complete sentence using capitalization; vocabulary. recognizes ending punctuation. X_W.1.4 Writes to describe a picture, person, or object; writes sentences of two or three words in length. ___W.1.5 Uses a picture dictionary as an aid to the writing process. V. Depth of Knowledge: _X_ L1 Recall _X_ L3 Skills/Concepts _X_ L2 Strategic Thinking _X L4 Extended Thinking VI. Objectives: Conceptual: The students will identify vocabulary words in Saint Valentine’s Coloring Pages. Procedural: The students will write a sentence to describe their Saint
Valentine’s Day coloring page. Attitudinal: The Students will share their opinions about Saint Valentine’s Day. VII. Materials: a. Curriculum Material: N/A b. Teaching Devices: Pictures / Flash Cards c. Technological Materials: Music VIII. Procedure: a. Initial Activities:Vocabulary Words: 1. _X_ Greetings 2. _X_ Date 3. _X_ Attendance________________ 4. _X_ Review on: Reflection on Saint Valentine’s Day________________ 5. Motivation Act. Sing Along________________ 6. Other Activities:, Diversity, Creativity, Leadership, and Soc. Trans.________________ Captain of the Day________________ 7. Statement of Aims: Writing simple sentences________________________________ Developmental Activities: The students will react orally upon the Saint Valentine’s________________ Day pictures provided by the teacher. The students will identify the vocabulary________________ words in the pictures.________________________________________________ b. Closing Activities: Each student will choose their coloring page; the________________ students will write at least one sentence to describe each picture.________________________________________________ IX. Assessment Techniques: __ reflective diary __ collage __ summary __ conceptual map __check list __ rubric __ interview __ group discussion __ concrete poems __ debate __ drama __ graphic organizerGuide Questions: __ comic strips __ projects __ illustration X painting/drawing __ portfolio __ games _questionnaire __ anecdotic record __oral reports __ skit X. Homework: Talk about Saint Valentine’s Day with their family members. XI. Special Accommodations offered: Individual help was provided. I. Teacher’s Reflections (material, method, and objectives): The students were motivated enough to write at least one simple three word sentence to describe the picture. I was able to meet my objectives.
Reflection: Outstanding Lesson for Written Communication As soon as I started to observe my group at the practice center I noticedthat these students had difficulty in writing skills. My cooperating teacher isalways emphasizing in identifying complete sentences by using capital letters at thebeginning and ending punctuation at the end. Due to this fact this students couldidentify complete sentences but still presented difficulties in writing to describe apicture. In this plan the students were instructed to write one simple three wordssentence related to their paintings. This lesson was given on a Saint Valentine’sday in order to connect the English class with activities celebrated in the school onthis day. I first gave the students the opportunity to do what they like mostwhich is painting, then I asked to write just one sentence. To my surprised thestudents were motivated enough to meet my objectives. The students could handlewriting one sentence. These pictures were not only about Saint Valentines but thepictures were related to the story being treated in class. I was extremely happybecause I had my students create their own three words simple sentences todescribe a given picture.