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Student Teaching edTPA Lesson Plan Template Subject: Social Studies integrated into Reading Central Focus: Comprehension

of historical facts from an informational text.

Essential Standard/Common Core Objective: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in Date submitted: 4/9/2014 Date taught: 4/8/2014 the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. Daily Lesson Objective: By completing the activities, the student will explain the historical cause and effects that Ben Franklin’s inventions have had on our community. 21st Century Skills: Academic Language Demand (Language Function and CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION Vocabulary): COMMUNICATION AND Political, bifocals, Gulf Stream, Vitamin C, harmonica, COLLABORATION churned, odometer, sanitation, voyages. BASIC LITERACY Prior Knowledge: Students must know the basic format of writing a story.

Activity 1. Focus and Review

Description of Activities and Setting “Today we will be reading about Ben Franklin and experience the impact he has had on our world through his inventions.”  Students will be able to comprehend the cause and effect of historical events.  Students will be able to match historical inventions with their present day usage.  Students will be able to explain the importance of historic inventions and how they use them in their everyday lives. Read aloud the book Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta. Stop and define unknown words while reading through the pages.  Students will be given a card with a sentence that describes an invention that was invented by Benjamin Franklin and a different card explaining how it is used today. Example: [Invented the first political cartoon in America…] […Our newspapers are filled with illustrations.]


2. Statement of Objective for Student

3. Teacher Input

4. Guided Practice

5. Independent Practice

6. Assessment Methods of all objectives/skills:

7. Closure

8. Assessment Results of all objectives/skills:

Students have to walk around the room and find the card that matches the past or present to the one they are holding.  Once they have found their partner they find a seat beside each other and wait for everyone to find their match.  Now we will go around the room and read aloud our findings.  Responses should be read as: Partner 1: Because Franklin [Invented the first political cartoon in America…] Partner 2: Now […Our newspapers are filled with illustrations.] Students will write a creative story describing the life of a modern day Benjamin Franklin. In this story, students need to use at least 5 of the inventions mentioned in the book and incorporate them into his life as being already invented. Students should also have the modern day Franklin to invent something new that will benefit his community or the world.  Students will show mastery when they are able to explain the inventions Ben Franklin invented and how we use them today.  Students will show mastery when they can write and explain 5 inventions created by Ben Franklin and create a new invention for present day. In a group discussion, have the students:  Elaborate on their favorite invention by Ben Franklin.  Question which invention is most important.  Which invention is not so important?  Recall their own inventions. Examples attached

Targeted Students Modifications/Accommodations:  Have students list 5 inventions on their paper before they start.  Have students underline their inventions as they write.

Student/Small Group Modifications/Accommodations:  No small group for this lesson

Materials/Technology:  Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta  Game cards Reflection on lesson: To start off with, I forgot a very important part of my lesson: The book! I started to panic, but told myself I could get through this and I needed to improvise. I figured we would begin with an open discussion about Ben Franklin just to find out what the students already knew. I was actually very surprised at what the students already knew. In their math class, they were taught that he invented magic squares. Most students knew he was an inventor and that he discovered electricity. Once I felt more confident that the students weren’t going to be confused, I instructed them about the

game and that they needed to use the context clues within the cards to figure out the match. I knew this was going to take longer because they did not listen to the book beforehand, but I discovered that this way was probably more beneficial and thought provoking. After the students found their pairs and sat down beside each other, I had them read the cards out loud for the whole class to hear. At the end of the guided practice, I realized that they read the whole book anyway and that forgetting the book wasn’t the worst mistake. The students had a great time with the independent practice. They were excited when they found out they were writing a story and within the story, they had the chance to create an invention. One student asked if she could read hers in front of the class, so I encouraged the other students to share if they wanted. I allowed 5 to share, for time reasons. I learned so much from just this lesson. I learned that I always need extra work for those early finishers. I wish I had known Ben Franklin invented magic squares because I would have had some for the students to work on when they finished their story. I discovered that it is best to set time frames before the students start an activity so they do not panic when I let them know they only have a few minutes left to finish. I also need to always have an example to reduce the amount of questions wondering about the structure of how the story should start. I did receive positive feedback from my teacher. She liked how I stayed away from worksheets and encouraged the students to use their creativity through writing a story. She also appreciated that I stated my objectives to let the students know what they were going to accomplish for the lesson. I not only had a wonderful teacher this semester, but also a personable mentor and will use the information I have learned from her in my future classroom.

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