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Student Teaching edTPA Lesson Plan Template

Subject: Reading Informational Text Essential Standard/Common Core Objective: Central Focus: Determining the main idea of informational text and summarizing it.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Date submitted: April 2, 2014 2014

Date taught: April 2,

Daily Lesson Objective: To determine 2 main ideas from the informational text and explain how they are supported with details, Learn About Elections found at http://teacher.depaul.edu/Documents/ReadtoLearnaboutElectionsGrade5.pdf, and summarize the information. 21st Century Skills: : Critical Thinking and Problem Solving-Outcome for 4th grade addresses the importance of framing, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions. Communication-Outcome for 4th grade addresses the importance of articulating thoughts clearly and effectively through writing and visuals. Collaboration-Outcome for 4th grade addresses the importance of assuming shared responsibility for collaborative work.

Academic Language Demand (Language Function and Vocabulary): Analyze-Students need to analyze the text to determine the main ideas and the supporting details. RetellStudents will need to be able to retell the main ideas and their supporting details. Summarize-Students will be able to summarize the main ideas of the text.

Prior Knowledge: Students will need to know what the following terms mean: main idea, summarize, and key details.

Activity 1. Focus and Review 2. Statement of Objective for Student

Description of Activities and Setting Teacher will have students do a KWL chart on the whiteboard about finding the main idea of a passage. Teacher will encourage students with their ideas with questions such as: What is a main idea of a passage? How do you find the main idea? Can you use the main ideas to summarize the passage? Students should be able to write down 2 main ideas from the passage, using details to support their answer, and summarize the passage. Teacher will read aloud the first paragraph of Learn About Elections. Student volunteers will then read aloud the remaining paragraphs. Teacher will draw a word web on the SMART board. Students will provide 1 of the main ideas from the text and then draw supporting circle with the key details supporting the main idea. Teacher will ask the following questions: Is it possible to use this information to summarize this part of the text? Could you use this method with other texts to find the main idea and supporting details of the text? Is there another way you can map out the main idea and the details?

Time 5 minutes

20 minutes

3. Teacher Input

4. Guided Practice

Students will now work with a partner to draw a word web for another main idea of the text. Teacher will leave the SMART board word web up for the students to use as a reference. Teacher will walk around the room offering assistance as needed.

15 minutes

5. Independent Practice

Students will use the word web on the board and the word webs made with their partner to write down the 2 main ideas from the passage, with details to support them, and to summarize the passage. This will be done independently.

15 minutes

6. Assessment Methods of all objectives/skills:

Students will use the word web on the board and the word webs made with their partner to write down the 2 main ideas from the passage, with details to support them, and to summarize the passage. This will be done independently. Students will not be assessed a grade for this assignment. 5 minutes

7. Closure

For closure, I would have student volunteers share their summaries they wrote about the 2 main ideas. This will give the students the opportunity to see how their peers summarized the passage. The class will then complete the K-W-L chart.

8. Assessment Results of all objectives/skills:

Students will use the word web on the board and the word webs made with their partner to write down the 2 main ideas from the passage, with details to support them, and to summarize the passage. This will be done independently. Students will not be assessed a grade for this assignment.

Targeted Students Modifications/Accommodations For ELL students, they will be paired with native English speakers to assist them with the partner portion of the activity. For students with a physical disability, they can be paired with non-impaired students for the activities that require writing. For students with other disabilities, they can be paired with non-impaired students to accomplish the goals.

Student/Small Group Modifications/Accommodations For small group modifications, I would have students who need additional support work with the teacher during the independent practice portion of the lesson.

Materials/Technology: 25 copies of Learn About Elections. Paper and pencils. SMART board. Whiteboard. Reflection on lesson:

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