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SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

Lesson Plan Template Abridged


(May be adapted based on instructors needs)

Pre-Planning
TOPIC
Name
Subject
Grade Level
Date/Duration
Standards/
anchors/
competencies
PA/Common
Core/Standards
(Plus any others
as may be
required)

DETAILS
Leah Schott
Writing
4th grade
November 6, 2014
Standard - CC.1.4.4.A: Write informative/ explanatory
texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and
information clearly.
Standard - CC.1.4.4.B: Identify and introduce the topic
clearly.
Assessment Anchor - E04.C.1: Text Types and
Purposes
Anchor Descriptor - E04.C.1.1: Write opinion pieces
on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with
reasons and information.

Formative
AND/OR
Summative
Assessment
Evidence

Objective
A-B-C-D
Bloom's Taxonomy

E04.C.1.1.1: Introduce a topic or text for the


intended audience, state an opinion, and create an
organizational structure in which related ideas are
grouped to support the writers purpose.
E04.C.1.1.2: Provide reasons that are supported by
facts and details.
E04.C.1.1.3: Link an opinion and reasons using
words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in
addition).
E04.C.1.1.4: Provide a concluding statement or
section related to the opinion presented.

Formal Evaluation
Written paragraph demonstrates the hamburger
method by including introduction (statement of
opinion), 3 supporting details, and a concluding
sentence.
Informal Evaluation
Students correctly label the parts of a paragraph on
their graphic organizer and verbally identify them.
Students will be able to:
Identify the necessary components of a paragraph by
correctly labeling the hamburger graphic organizer as
a class.
Write their own persuasive paragraph stating their

CK

Webb's Depth of
Knowledge (DOK)

opinion and supporting their opinion with three related


reasons and a concluding sentence.

Step-by-Step Procedures
RATIONALE for the
Learning Plan
DETAILS
Introduction
Activating Prior Knowledge
Review what a persuasive essay is.
1. The writer convinces the reader to agree with his
or her opinion on a topic.
Hook/Lead-In/Anticipatory Set
Show picture of 2 hamburgers. One is a plain, flat,
unappealing hamburger. The other is a juicy, plump
hamburger with lots of toppings. We will talk about what
the students think about both hamburgers and which
they would rather eat.
Tell the students that believe it or not our writing is like a
hamburger. Within a paragraph, the more detail we put
into it, the better it is! The buns hold the hamburger
together just like the intro and conclusion do for a
paragraph.
Explicit
Big Idea Statement
Instructions
Persuasive essays require certain paragraph elements to
Big Ideas
be effective in convincing a reader to agree.
Essential Questions
Essential
What are the important parts of a paragraph?
Questions
Why are these parts important in a persuasive essay?
Key Vocabulary
Persuasive, Introduction, Conclusion, Detail
Lesson Procedure Pre-Assessment of Students
Must include
Ask the students what they believe a persuasive
adaptations &
paragraph should include.
accommodations
Modeling of the Concept
for students with
As a class, assemble the cut out parts of a paper
special needs
hamburger onto the paper plate using glue and label
them: Intro: State Opinion (top bun), Reason #1
Accommodations,
(middle), Reason #2 (middle), Reason #3 (middle),
Modifications
Conclusion (bottom bun). Do this on the ELMO while the
students assemble at their seats.
Show the class the graphic organizer worksheet they will
be completing to draft their paragraph and explain
directions.
Students are to write one sentence for each section.
Guiding the Practice
Write a paragraph together as a class arguing why
recess should be longer.
Transition
Pass out worksheets.
Providing the Independent Practice

CK

Allow the students to write their own paragraph based


on an opinion that they have. They must choose a side
and argue it within their paragraph by providing their
opinion, three reasons, and a concluding sentence.
Adaptations/Accommodations for Students with Special
Needs
For students with a disruptive behavior disorder:
Behavior chart is put into place where student works
towards a reward.
1. Student is given two warnings before clipped
down.
Student is seated closest to the teacher and away from
windows and doors.
Allow for movement and breaks. Student may assist
teacher or take drink breaks when teacher feels is
appropriate and necessary.
**Behavior Management: As a class, students are working
towards a prize (pizza party, ice cream social, pajama party)
Students will earn tickets for good behavior and effort.
Tickets are not taken away for bad behavior, but are
earned for good behavior.
20 tickets= prize earned!
Materials
(reading,
technology,
equipment,
supplies, etc.)

Closure

Other(This area
is to be
determined by
instructor OR
student as
needed)
Supervising
teacher
comments and
signature

ELMO
Pictures of hamburgers
Persuasive essay review notes
Paper plates- 1 per student
Hamburger part cut outs
Glue
Graphic organizer
Pencil
Summary & Review of the Learning
Have students share their paragraph drafts.
Recall the parts of a paragraph...each student can say
one.
Homework/Assignments
Think of how you can further support your opinion!

Teacher
Self-reflection
What
worked?
What would
you
change?

A Persuasive Essay:
Convinces the reader to agree
with our opinion on a topic.
Includes:
1.
2.
3.

Introduction: State you opinion


Reasons that support your opinion
Conclusion: Restate opinion