USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014

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Grade Level Being Taught: 2nd Subject/Content: ELA
8th, 2016

Name: Ana Puca_____________________
Group Size:
19 Date of Lesson: March

Lesson Content
What Standards (national
or state) relate to this
lesson?

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts
and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or
section.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to
answer, explain, or
describe.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.7
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine
works) contribute to and
clarify a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about
grade 2 topics and texts
with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Essential Understanding

I can write a formal letter with a clear purpose and all the necessary information.

Objectives- What are you
teaching?

With the provision a teacher model, students will show the ability to write a formal
letter with a clear focus that includes all the necessary components, in the appropriate
locations.

Rationale

Students must be able to master this concept because students will be asked to
produce different types of writing in high levels and they must have the foundational
knowledge to know how to do that.

Evaluation Plan- How will
you know students have
mastered your objectives?

Formative Evidence: Teacher will be taking observational notes throughout the lesson,
as well as asking students to turn and talk through out the lesson.
Summative Evidence: The student will turn in their letter. The letter should includes all
the necessary components, in the appropriate locations. As well as, answer with clarity
the prompt.

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014)
Grade Level Being Taught: 2nd Subject/Content: ELA
8th, 2016

Name: Ana Puca_____________________
Group Size:
19 Date of Lesson: March

What Content Knowledge
is necessary for a teacher
to teach this material?

Teacher must know how to facilitate a class discussion.
Teacher must know the parts of a letter.
Teacher must also be aware that the Pony Express did not last long because railroads
were built.

What background
knowledge is necessary
for a student to
successfully meet these
objectives?

Students must know how to identify the important information in text.
Students must a brief understanding of the parts of a letter.

What misconceptions
Student will probably struggle with including all the parts of a formal letter.
might students have about Students will probably struggle with the placement of the components.
this content?
Lesson Implementation
Teaching Methods

Modeling- Teacher will model how to identify the important information in text.
Gradual Release- Teacher will begin a letter example, then the students will discuss
what comes next and the teacher will guide. Finally the students will be sent out on
their own to complete the letter.

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014)
Grade Level Being Taught: 2nd Subject/Content: ELA
8th, 2016
Step-by-Step Plan
(What exactly do you plan to
do in teaching this lesson? Be
thorough. Act as if you
needed a substitute to carry
out the lesson for you.)

Time

Who is
responsibl
e (Teacher
or
Students)?

Name: Ana Puca_____________________
Group Size:
19 Date of Lesson: March

Each content area may require a different step-by-step format. Use
whichever plan is appropriate for the content taught in this lesson.
For example, in science, you would detail the 5 Es here
(Engage/Encountering the Idea; Exploring the Idea;
Explanation/Organizing the Idea; Extend/Applying the Idea;
Evaluation).
1. Introduce focus:
“I can write a formal letter with a clear purpose and all the
necessary information.”
Review the parts of a formal letter. (Heading, Greeting, Body,
Closing, and Signature) ** Remember yesterday we went over the
different parts of a letter….
2. Introduce prompt
Write a formal letter to your teacher explaining why the Pony
Express did not last long as a method of delivering mail.
Prompt should be written out for the students. Teacher will
instruct students to keep this prompt in mind while reading and to
only highlight information that will them answer this prompt on
their copy of the text. They should be text coding as we read.
3. Read text
Before beginning to read text have students look at the first
picture, then turn and talk about what the picture is showing us
and what we can guess the text will be about. Talk about how
looking at pictures that are included in the text can help readers
understand what the text is about. Begin reading. Teacher will call
on students by name tag numbers to read.
Stop at following points in text and have students turn and talk
about the questions.
Paragraph # 3: Do you think mail was reliable? Why, why not?
Paragraph #6: Teacher will highlight “People in California got
lots of mail. Talk about why that is an important detail to our
prompt.

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014)
Grade Level Being Taught: 2nd Subject/Content: ELA
8th, 2016

Name: Ana Puca_____________________
Group Size:
19 Date of Lesson: March

Paragraph #7: Teacher will highlight “People in the West wanted
their mail faster.” Talk about why that is an important detail to our
prompt. Look at the pictures. What information can you get from the
pictures? How do the pictures help you understand what we are
reading?
Paragraph #9: Teacher will highlight “The Pony Express did not
last long. Eventually, a railroad was built….. The trains brought the
mail out west very quickly.” Talk about why that is an important
detail to our prompt.
Paragraph #11: Look at the pictures. What information can you
get from the pictures? How do the pictures help you understand
what we are reading?
4. Review
Have students turn and talk about how the pictures provided
helped them understand the text. Discuss.
5. Letter Writing
Review once more the parts of a letter that were discusses the
day before and prior to reading the text.
Teacher will begin a model of the letter with the students.
(HEADINGS)
(GREETING) Dr. Gordon and Ms. Puca,
(Opener)
(BODY)
(CLOSING)
(SIGNATURE) Regards,
Your Name

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014)
Grade Level Being Taught: 2nd Subject/Content: ELA
8th, 2016

What will you do if…

Name: Ana Puca_____________________
Group Size:
19 Date of Lesson: March

…a student struggles with the content?
If a student is struggling with the content they will be provided with writing
conferences, where they will be guided on their needs.

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014)
Grade Level Being Taught: 2nd Subject/Content: ELA
8th, 2016

Name: Ana Puca_____________________
Group Size:
19 Date of Lesson: March

What will you do if…

…a student masters the content quickly?
If a student masters the content they will be able to move on to independent reading
time.

Meeting your students’
needs as people and as
learners

If applicable, how does this lesson connect to the interests and cultural
backgrounds of your students?
This lesson connects to the interests of my students because they have probably, or
probably will receive a formal letter. Another connection to the interest of the students
is that because in the future depending on their careers they will need to write letters.
If applicable, how does this lesson connect to/reflect the local community?
This lesson connects to the local community because they have mailboxes not only in
the classroom but also at home.
How will you differentiate instruction for students who need additional
challenge during this lesson (enrichment)?
During writing conferences students will be asked to make sure they remember to “dig
deeper” and the reader can hear their voice. They will also be instructed to include an
attention grabbing opener.
How will you differentiate instruction for students who need additional
language support?
During writing conferences students will be guided on any confusions that are still
apparent. Teacher will also read the students paper and guide them on any apparent
language issues in the writing.

Accommodations (If
needed)

D.S (ELL)- Student has access to Writing resource folder. Folder contains many
resources for student to use in their writing.
E.A (ELL)- Student has access to Writing resource folder. Folder contains many
resources for student to use in their writing.

Materials
(What materials will you use?
Why did you choose these
materials? Include any
resources you used. This can
also include people!)

Postal Workers: Then and Now by Cathy Mackey Davis
Elmo
Projector
Highlighter

USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014)
Grade Level Being Taught: 2nd Subject/Content: ELA
8th, 2016

Name: Ana Puca_____________________
Group Size:
19 Date of Lesson: March