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Unit plan for focus student (name, school name, city made up to protect identity). Made for severe and profound strategies class.
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Intel® Teach ProgramEssentials Course
Unit Plan-SPE 594Unit Plan-SPE 594
Unit Author
First and Last Name Kimberly OdomSchool DistrictKent County School SystemSchool NameKent Education CenterSchool City, StateKent, Alabama
Unit OverviewUnit Title
The Seasons as Told by Charlie Brown
Unit Summary
This unit will discuss the four seasons (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) and will use Charlie Brown as theguide. The unit will incorporate math, reading, science, social and observational skills. Activities willinclude observing the outdoors, discussing holidays that occur during the season, videos, literature, andhands on activities.
Subject Area
Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Skills
6-12
Approximate Time Needed
6 weeks (5 one hour sessions per week)
Unit FoundationTargeted Content Standards and Benchmarks
SCI. ES 6.1Identify weather conditions using an instrument or technology (e.g., wind direction and speed,temperature).SCI. ES 7.1Match body tissues or organs (e.g., skin, bones, muscles, stomach, lungs) to their function.R. ES 8.1Make predictions related to a story.M. ES 10.1Demonstrate the concept of greater than, less than, and equal to with numbers.M. ES 11.2Demonstrate knowledge of properties of geometric shapes by displaying the most efficient way of placingshapes into a given space.C&G. 86). PS:A1.9 - demonstrate cooperative behavior in groups

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Student Objectives/Learning Outcomes
Science:
Students will demonstrate knowledge on determining which season it is based on weatherpatterns.
Students will demonstrate awareness and knowledge of body parts by determining which bodypart corresponds to a certain item of clothing.Reading:
Students will predict which season the story is about after book is read and pictures areviewed.Math:
Students will compare objects from various seasons and determine the shape of the object.
Students will compare same objects from various seasons and determine which object isbigger, smaller or if they are equal.
Students will view objects and determine the color of the object.Observation Skills:
Students will observe weather outside.
Students will observe activities associated with each holiday.
Students will observe the colors associated with each season.Social Skills:
Students will appropriately interact with peers and family during holiday events.
Curriculum-Framing QuestionsEssentialQuestion
What does Charlie Brown enjoy about the seasons?
UnitQuestions
What events happen during each season?
What are the four seasons?
ContentQuestions
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What is the biggest object?
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What is the season of the book?
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What body part do you wear this?
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Is the weather hot or cold?
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What are the colors of the trees?
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What is appropriate behavior at each event?
Assessment PlanAssessment Timeline

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Before project work beginsStudents work on projectsand complete tasksAfter project work iscompleted
Informal questionson colors andbody (ex. Isthis red orblue? Is thisyour head orlegs?)
Questions are spokenout loud
Informalquestions ontemperature(Ex. It issnowingoutside, so is ithot or cold?)
Questions are spokenout loud
Coloring of Pumpkinpicture
Decoration of Christmas tree
Handturkey activity
NewYearCelebration(mock)
Valentine’s cards andcandy
Beachparty (mock)
Fourthof Julyfireworkscoloringactivity
Formalquestions oncolors andbody
Questions are spokenout loud
Formalquestions ontemperature(Ex. It issnowingoutside, so isit hot or cold?)
Questions are spokenout loud
Assessment Summary
Each student is non-verbal, therefore, the beginning and end assessments will require questioning bythe teacher, and objects in order for students to respond. During the unit, hands on activities will becompleted in order to not only help students learn, but to assess their work. Students will also gainexperience by activities that mock holidays. Assessment of these activities will be based onparticipation and completeness.
Unit DetailsPrerequisite Skills
Must point at objects in order to respond.Must use hands for activities.
Instructional Procedures
2 day before unit begins: teacher will ask informal assessment questions in order to determine whereinstruction needs to start.Fall (8days)
Watch “Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin”
Go outside and observe the weather; discuss temperature
Pick up leaves from outside and determine color
Spooky Campfire Tales”
Decorate small pumpkins to take home to parents
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Discuss shape of pumpkins; determine which pumpkins are biggest
Talk about Thanksgiving; Watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”
Make Hand turkeys