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KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT


LESSON PLAN FORMAT

Teacher Candidate: Nicole Yencho & Shelby Gallis Date:


Cooperating Teacher:

Coop. Initials

Group Size: 20 Allotted Time 45 minutes Grade Level 2nd


Subject or Topic: Science: Effects of and Solutions for Pollution: Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle! Section
STANDARDS:
4.5.4.C.
Describe how human activities can affect the environment.
4.3.4.D.
Identify items that can and cannot be recycled.
I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes):
A. The 2nd grade students will be able to recognize ways in which they can
reduce, reuse and recycle materials from watching an educational video.
B. The 2nd grade students will demonstrate their knowledge of learned material
by taking a guided notes quiz.
C. The 2nd grade students will express the action or actions they will take in
keeping their environment clean by engaging in written expression.

II. Instructional Materials


19 print outs of the guided notes quiz
1 print out with highlighting of keywords & small word bank for Martin
1 large (ready-made for class lesson date) white circle paper cutout
blue & green paint
paper plates for children to place hands in paint
The Lorax movie

III. Subject Matter/Content (prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea, outline of
additional content)
A. Prerequisite skills
1. Basic writing and comprehension skills

2. Fine motor skills


B. Key Vocabulary
1. Reduce, reuse, recycle, pollution
C. Big Idea: What will we do in order to keep our environment clean? In regards
to reducing, reusing & recycling?
IV. Implementation
A. Introduction
1. As an introduction, students will be asked by the teacher to
name the three kinds of pollution and what kinds of things
pollution can harm.
a. The teacher will then say that today the class will be
focusing strictly on the ways the class will promise to
do their part in helping to keep the environment clean
of pollution.
B. Development
1. The teacher will briefly review with the class what was taught
during the previous lessons.
2. The teacher will pull up a video on the white board for the
students to watch.(link to video listed under resources)
3. Before starting the video, the teacher will give each student a
guided note worksheet (will be graded as quiz) that students
will fill out while watching the video.(see attached)
4. The teacher will play the video and allow students to work
freely and independently on their worksheets.
5. Students will be given about 5-10 minutes after video to finish
their worksheets.
6. The teacher will collect the students quizzes.
7. The teacher will instruct students to write on a sheet of paper a
sentence or two that states their promise to the environment
(what they will promise to do to keep their environment clean)
8. Teacher will have a precut large white circle at the front of the
room on a table and paper plates with green and blue paint.
9. Students will come up one at a time and share with the class
their promise and then put a blue and/or green handprint onto
the white paper.
10. Once each student has put their handprints onto the white circle
sheet of paper, it should be filled and look as if it were the
Earth.
11. This, along with the students promises will be shown on a
bulletin board for students for further reflection on their time
learning about pollution.

C. Closure
1. The teacher will bring out the movie, The Lorax and have
students watch that
a. Though there may not be enough time to finish it, even
at the end of the school day, they may start it and then
finish it another day.

D. Accommodations/Differentiation
1. For Martin, a student with a learning disability in reading and
comprehension, I will give a print out of the guided notes quiz
with highlighted keywords and a small word bank at the top.
2. If not having done so prior, I would place Martin at a chair or
desk closer to the front of the class, nearer to the white board
while watching the video.
E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan
1. Formative:
a. The teacher will observe each students attentiveness
throughout watching the video
b. The teacher will assess students based on the
completion of the guided notes quiz.
i. How many attempted? How many correct? Did
any students care for or ask for assistance?
c. Students will also be assessed on their participation in
writing and painting activity.
2. Summative

V. Reflective Response
A. Report of Student Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (Reflection on
student performance written after lesson is taught, includes remediation for
students who fail to meet acceptable level of achievement)

Remediation Plan

B. Personal Reflection (Questions written before lesson is taught. Reflective


answers to question recorded after lesson is taught)
1. Are there things that you think would be beneficial to add to
this lesson?

2. Is there anything you would take out or change?

3. After this lesson is complete, do students show a good


understanding of the effects of and solutions for pollution?
VI. Resources:
Videos:
BrainPOPjr reduce, reuse, recycle
https://jr.brainpop.com/science/conservation/reducereuserecycle/

Directions:

Fill in each blank space with the


correct word or phrase.
Circle the correct word out of the
two in bold print in questions 1, 4,
6 & 7.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!


1. Waste is anything you __________
and can/cannot use again.
2. Reduce means to cut down or
make something __________.
3. Water, plants, animals and soil are
all __________ resources.
4. It is important to save/waste our
natural resources.

5. We can reduce wastes by ________


items.
6. When we reuse items, we use it
once/more than once.
7. Reusable items that we do not
want anymore should be thrown
away/given away.
8. When we recycle, we use
materials from ______ items to make
______ items.
9. Plastic bottles, cans and paper are
all things that can be __________.

10. We only have one planet, and it


is up to us to keep it ________!

ANSWER KEY
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
1. Waste is anything you throw out and can/cannot use again.
2. Reduce means to cut down or make something smaller.
3. Water, plants, animals and soil are all natural resources.
4. It is important to save/waste our natural resources.
5. We can reduce wastes by

reusing items.

6. When we reuse items, we use it once/more than once.


7. Reusable items that we do not want anymore should be thrown
away/given away.
8. When we recycle, we use materials from old items to make new
items.
9. Plastic bottles, cans and paper are all things that can be recycled.
10. We only have one planet, and it is up to us to keep it clean!