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Teacher Candidate: Mackenzie Areheart Subject/Grade: ELA

Date and Time of Lesson: Tuesday, March 31, 2014

Learning Objective: Students will draw a reasonable conclusion based off of a text and will support the conclusion with three pieces of evidence from the text. Alignment with Standards: RL.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. SL.2.1a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). Developmental Appropriateness or Cross-curricular connections:

Assessment(s) of the Objectives: Lesson Objective(s) Assessment(s) of the Objective(s) Pre-Assessment: The class will work together to solve riddles on the SMART board that will require them to draw a conclusion. During Assessment: Students will complete an activity during the lesson where they will work cooperative learning groups to solve a mystery bag containing clues. Before discussing as a group, students will draw a conclusion based off of the clues in the bag on a sticky note. Post-Assessment: During the read-aloud, teacher will stop and all students to draw a conclusion. Students will complete a handout where they are required to draw a conclusion and support it by identifying three clues. Use of Formative Assessment Teacher will use the formative assessment to determine whether or not the students are capable of drawing a conclusion and supporting it by themselves. Based on the results of the postassessment the teacher will determine what the students need help with whether it be drawing a conclusion, supporting their conclusion, or both.

Students will draw a reasonable conclusion based off of a text and will support the conclusion with three pieces of evidence from the text.


Materials: SMART board Mystery Riddles Drawing Conclusions Anchor Chart 6 mystery bags Post-its Ira Sleeps Over By Bernard Waber Mystery handouts

Procedures: 1. Teacher will introduce drawing conclusions by reviewing how they drew conclusions the day before. 2. Teacher will lead the class is solving mystery riddles on the SMART board. Students will draw conclusions and support their conclusions. 3. Teacher will explain the drawing conclusions anchor chart. 4. Students will work in groups to explore clues in a mystery bag in order to solve the mystery. 5. Students will present their mystery bags with the class and give the class an opportunity to draw a conclusion. 6. Teacher will do an interactive read-aloud based off of the book, Ira Sleeps Over. Students will have opportunities to turn and talk. *Text-to-Self Connection: Do you have something special that you sleep with like Ira? Would you take it with you to a friends house? *Make an Inference: Why do you think Reggie will not answer his question about teddy bears? Why do you think he keeps ignoring Ira? *Draw a Conclusion: Do you think Ira will take his teddy bear? 7. Students will work individually to draw a conclusion about whether or not they think Ira will take his teddy bear with him to sleep over. They will solve the Case of the Teddy Bear, and they will use the Mystery handout out to organize their clues and draw their conclusion.

References: Waber, Bernard. Ira Sleeps over. Torrance, CA: Frank Schaffer Publications, 1992. Print.