Lander University Teacher Education Lesson Plan Template

Rev. 2013

Teacher Candidate: Rico Salliewhite Subject/Grade: Science 9th-12th Learning Objective: 1. Students will be able to identify and plant seeds.

Lesson # 1 Date and Time of Lesson: March 10,2014

Alignment with Standards: Identify the source and list standards (local, state, and/or national) that align with the learning objective.  EEDA Standard(s)  SSCA Element(s) (harassment, intimidation, bullying, or appropriate behaviors)  Others as needed for interdisciplinary (cross-curricular) lessons Developmental Appropriateness or Cross-curricular connections: This lesson incorporates ELA into the curriculum. Students will be practicing journal writing daily throughout this unit. Assessment(s) of the Objectives:
What assessment(s) will you use to determine student learning (pre, during, post)? Each objective should be aligned with an assessment. Lesson Objective(s) Assessment(s) of the Objective(s) Students will be able to classify seeds based on their characteristics and use the proper procedure to plant a seed. Use of Formative Assessment Students must be able to master this assessment to be able to move on to the next step of the life cycle of the plant process successfully.

Students will be able to identify and plant seeds.

I will write down information on the board for students. I will give extra time to students. I will assist students who need extra help in planting seeds. I will allow some students to illustrate in their journals in lieu of writing.

Materials: List all materials needed to implement your lesson; e.g., selected reading(s), video, PowerPoint, etc.
Life cycle PowerPoint, computer, projector, poster-board, straws, pencil, journal, markers

Procedures: Include motivation techniques, grouping, instructional strategies (steps in the lesson), probing questions*,
and lesson closure. Refer to rubrics for specific items that should be included in every lesson plan. *Procedures must include probing questions that will be asked during the lesson. Probing questions focus student attention on important elements of the lesson and help them think more deeply about

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I will ask students how much they know about growing plants. We will discuss the different size and texture of seeds. We will design a Class poster with different seeds for students to become familiar with daily. We will discuss the different kinds of plants. How different plants will look as they germinate. We will look over and discuss the life cycle of a plant power-point .

Lander University Teacher Education Lesson Plan Template

Rev. 2013

7. Then discuss the planting process with students have students discuss what all a plant needs to grow. 8. We will plant different plant seeds in a cup. 9. Students will be responsible for the up keep of the plants growing in the classroom. 10. Students will begin their daily journal of the plant process.

Activity Analysis:
Identify at least two activities you plan to use in this lesson and explain why you are planning these specific activities. In your explanation include the following prompts:  Students will plant a watermelon seed and keep a daily journal on the progress of the plant. As a result, students will see the life cycle of a plant first hand.  Students will identify several types of seeds in order to promote recognition of the fact that even as seeds, plants have certain characteristics that make them unique.

Cite all references for materials/resources used in preparing the lesson. Citations should be in APA, 6th edition format.