You are on page 1of 4

Common Lesson Plan

Teacher: Mr. Weber

Grade Level: 2nd Grade
Subject: English Language Arts: Diagraphs
Common Core/State Standard(s):
SL.2.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to
clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen
understanding of a topic or issue.
RF.2.3 Know and apply grade- level phonics and word analysis in decoding
L.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its convention when writing, speaking,
reading, or listening.


Learning Objective(s): Students will be able to

Explain what a diagraph is.
Be able to identify the H Brother diagraphs in words.
Ask and answer questions about diagraphs.
Describe how this lesson is developmentally appropriate:
What skills and content are needed to master the lesson objectives(s)?
How is this objective relevant to students, their lives, and/or the real world?
What types of instructional strategies will you use to deliver the content?
How does your lesson reflect educational theories/ theorists?
Vygotskys theory promotes learning contexts in which students play an
active role in learning, which is why students actively identifying where the
diagraphs are in the word after knowing what a diagraph is will help them
pronounce the word correctly.
How will you measure students readiness/level of understanding prior to
teaching this lesson? (e.g., KWL chart, SMARTboard responder quiz, wholeclass Q&A with response cards, individual student pre-test, etc.)
To assess prior knowledge of the students, I will create an anchor chart
with diagraphs into the H Brothers (ch, sh, wh, and th). I would ask
students to define a diagraph and identify the diagraph in the words while
pronouncing it clearly when they identify the diagraph.
How will the students demonstrate that they have attained the goals of the
Explain how the assessment aligns to the objective
Include a copy of the lesson assessment
Provide exemplar student responses/ products (model outcome).

The students will identify the diagraphs, ch, sh, wh, and th, in the words

on the Smart Board and worksheet given.

Students will also make a chart of words containing diagraphs to give a
partner for practice.
Include a copy of the lesson assessment.
Provide exemplar student responses/products (model outcome).

How will you evaluate the students work/performance? (e.g., rubric, weighted
responses, checklist)
Report results in qualitative and/or quantitative format.
The students will be evaluated by the chart they make for their peers to
practice identifying diagraphs.
Key Vocabulary:
Technology needed:
List words that you will either introduce
How will you use technology to
or review which build
engage students in authentic
backgrounds/schema relevant to the
learning experience.
content area.
How will you address diverse
Diagraph: two letters that make
learning needs through technology?
one sound
Students will be able to come to
the Smart Board and identify the
diagraph in the word by
underlining with the Smart
Other required materials:
Anchor chart, paper, pencils,
white boards, and markers.
What accommodations/ modifications will you include for specific students
during each phase of the lesson? (remediation and enrichment levels)
Guided Practice
Independent Practice
For students with shortened attention spans, I will place them in the front
of the classroom close to me during the lesson portion to keep them more
focused. During the activity where the students will individually come to
the front to identify the diagraph, I will stay close to those students to keep
them on track. I will also help those students while the work on their chart
for their classmates. I will leave the anchor chart up for the next two
weeks so the students can refer to it as much as they need to. I will repeat
the sounds of the diagraphs multiple times with the students repeating
along. Repetition is important for students to learn and understand the
material. I will also follow individual IEP plans.

I Do
We Do
You Do

Lesson Plan Implementation

Lesson Opening:
How will you
Activate student interest?
Present the learning objective(s) in an egaging and student- friendly
Make connections to past learning?
Convey the importance of the learning objective and make it relevant to
your students lives?
Explain to students the sequence of instruction? (preview the activities
for the period)
Communicate what knowledge or skills students will be expected to
produce by the close of the lesson?
To begin the lesson, I will ask the students if they know what a diagraph is.
I will excitingly introduce the story of the Four H Brothers.
I will ask the students if they know the H Brothers.
This will be the link to the instruction portion of this lesson
Instructional Input
How will you model/explain/demonstrate all knowledge and skills
required of the objective?
Restate the objective
Guided Practice
How will students practice, with your support, all content and skills
required to continue to internalize the objective? (how will students be
Independent Practice
How will you clearly state and model academic and behavioral
How will students independently practice the knowledge and skills
Lesson Closing
How will you
Review the skills/content taught in an interactive manner (whole/small
group, individually)
Reemphasize and clarify the objective
Reassess students mastery of, or progress toward the objective? (if not
already assessed)
We will review our diagraph anchor chart after we have gone through our
The students will be given an exit slip to go to recess after they have
written a word with an example of a diagraph.
Or they may also receive an exit slip if they tell me one thing that they
learned from the lesson of diagraphs such as:
o One of the diagraphs learned
o One of the H Brothers
o The sound one of the diagraphs make

Refect Analyze

After you have administered your assessments (formal or informal) for this
lesson, analyze the results.
How did the students perform on this assessment? To what degree
did they achieve mastery toward the lesson objective(s)?

will you provide
Reflect on your
as aopportunities
teacher based
the analysis
of students
List two things you feel you did well to plan, implement, or assess