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LESSON PLAN

SUBJECT:

ENG1L/2L

Lesson Name: Choices Lesson Intro to Freedom Writers

Date: Nov. 5, 2014.


Background Information:

Unit of Study:
Discuss the power and consequences of choices relating it
to Monster, but serving as a precursor.
Tying themes portrayed in Freedom Writers to the concept
of choices.

Learning Expectations:
Students will:
Apply their personal experiences to themes of race
and boundaries (social, racial) as portrayed in
Freedom Writers
Reflect and deconstruct their own experiences in
relation to class material (post-activity reflection)

Purpose
Mental Set
Sharing
Purpose/Objectives
Input
Modelling
Check for Understanding
Guided Practice
Independent Practice
Closure

Interim Unit (Precursor to Book Fair)

Class (Learning) Profile:


12 students; most are Contact students (one with Autism)
Some work well in pairs; others prefer to work independently

Assessment:
Diagnostic

Formative

Observation
Anecdotal notes
Interview
Inventories/surveys
Test/quiz
questionnaires
KWL

Materials/Resources:
-

Instructional sheet (role-playing, reflection


question)
Chart paper + markers
Computer/overhead (taking notes of what
students contributing to post-activity)

Summative

Observation
Portfolios
Anecdotal notes Unit test
Work samples
Self-assessment
Test/quiz
Peer-assessment
Checklist
Final reflection
Conference
Speeches
Peer Projects
assessment
Presentations
Self Reports,
assessment
oral/written
Collaborative/social skill
Participating fully
Listening attentively
Expressing appreciation
Reflecting on experience
Valuing diversity
Thinking constructively
Making responsible decisions
Resolving conflict
Solving problems creatively
Working on tasks together
Assessing improvement
Celebrating achievement

Accommodations / Modifications:
Increase time, space, amount
Decrease
Change
Scribe
Oral explanation
throughout

Time:
10 Min.

Peer tutor/Partner
Use manipulatives
Include visuals
Extend
Provide instruction

Nature of Inquiry:
Critique
Judge
Rework
Decode
Design
Perform

Multiple Intelligences:
Linguistic
Spatial
Interpersonal
Logical/Mathematical
Bodily/Kinesthetic
Musical
Naturalistic
Intrapersonal
Visual

Introduction:
AGENDA *write down*: Activity, class discussion, reflection
RECAP: Tying it to Monster quote from Steve Harmon: I wish Jerry were here. Not in jail, but somehow
with me. What would I say? Think about all the tomorrows of your life.
Ask class what they think this quote means
INTRO: Exploring the impact and consequences of choices made in everyday life school, home, etc.
Factors that affect your choices (i.e. social/racial boundaries Freedom Writers tie-in)

Time:
15 min

25 min

10 min

10-15 min

Lesson:
Going over instructions of class activity pull up instructions to screen
Modeling effective role-playing and mind-mapping
Role-playing: Outlining scenario on paper, assigning roles, emphasize teamwork and
listening/respecting each others ideas
Mind-mapping: Write clearly, large map bubbles, option to include illustrations, colours
-

Students take this time to create and practice their skit or complete their mind-map [monitor class,
follow-up]

- Groups/students present their work


Follow-up: Why they chose their scenario, how does it relate to theme

Students write a reflection about a choice they made in life

NEXT
Watching Freedom Writers + exit card (reflection, check for understanding) + discuss extra class time (test)
DAY:
Notes / Reminders / Homework:
Discuss what they found difficult with the test from yesterday.

Lesson Reflection: