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STEPP Lesson Plan Form

Teacher: Julia Robinson

12, 2014

Date: December

School: Rocky Mountain High School

Grade Level:
Content Area: English Title: Chapters 23-25

Content Standard(s) addressed by this lesson:

Standard 2.2: 2.
Increasingly complex informational texts require mature interpretation and study.
Prepared Graduate: Demonstrate comprehension of a variety of informational,
literary, and persuasive texts.
Understandings: Students will understand that comparing and contrasting,
developing a character, and discussing are essential aspects when interpreting a
Inquiry Questions:

Why is it important to understand a character intentions, personality, and flaws

when reading a text?

Why is it important to find symbols within a novel and see how they are
represented throughout a novel?

Evidence Outcomes: (Learning Targets)

Every student will be able to: Present a Venn Diagram and a bio poem that
shows their understanding of the assigned chapters, and discuss the assigned
chapters to demonstrate inferences.
I can: Create a Venn Diagram and bio poem
List of Assessments:

Reading Quiz


Venn Diagram

Bio Poem

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Planned Lesson Activities

Name and Purpose of Lesson
Should be a creative title for you and the
students to associate with the activity.
Think of the purpose as the mini-rationale
for what you are trying to accomplish
through this lesson.

Approx. Time and Materials

How long do you expect the activity to
last and what materials will you need?

Anticipatory Set
The hook to grab students attention.
These are actions and statements by the
teacher to relate the experiences of the
students to the objectives of the lesson,
To put students into a receptive frame of
To focus student attention on the
To create an organizing framework
for the ideas, principles, or
information that is to follow
(advanced organizers)
An anticipatory set is used any time a
different activity or new concept is to be

(Include a play-by-play account of what
students and teacher will do from the
minute they arrive to the minute they
leave your classroom. Indicate the length
of each segment of the lesson. List actual

Chapters 23-25
This lesson is designed to help students better understand the assigned

90 minutes.
Materials: reading quiz, discussion questions, Venn Diagram, Bio Poem
Draw the interaction between Bob and Atticus, with a partner. Use
quotes to explain the language being used, and how Atticus reacted.
Have each pair share their drawing.

- 5 minutes; reading quiz

- 15 minutes; Anticipatory Set: As described above
-20 minutes; Discussion. Have the students discuss the assigned
chapters. The discussion questions can be found under the discussion
questions tab.
- 20 minutes; Have the students complete a bio poem about Grace

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Indicate whether each is:
-teacher input
-questioning strategies
-whole-class practice
-group practice
-individual practice
-check for understanding

Those actions or statements by a teacher
that are designed to bring a lesson
presentation to an appropriate conclusion.
Used to help students bring things
together in their own minds, to make
sense out of what has just been taught.
Any Questions? No. OK, lets move on is
not closure. Closure is used:
To cue students to the fact that
they have arrived at an important
point in the lesson or the end of a
To help organize student learning
To help form a coherent picture and to

How will you know if students met the
learning targets? Write a description of
what you were looking for in each

Merriweather, shoeing the person she truly is.

-20 minutes; The students will get into small groups and complete a
Venn Diagram of Tom, Boo, the bug in chapter 22, and a mockingbird.
- 10 minutes; closure activity, described bellow.

For the closure activity the students will share their bio poems with a
partner, and then people will volunteer to share theirs to the class. Each
group will state the one similarity they found in the Venn Diagram.

- Reading Quiz: This will show that the students read and understand
the basic plot events in the chapters assigned.
- Discussion: This will allow student to inquire and dig deeper into the
text, and show their ability to do so.
- Bio Poem: This will show that the students recognize Mrs.
Merriweathers character and how hypocritical she truly is.
- Venn Diagram: This will show that the students know what the

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symbols represent in the novel, and how they relate to the essential

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