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Mary Mallek

Current Events
Part 1:
Grade: 4th
# of students: 26
Time and expected duration: 45 minutes
Materials and Book (s) to be used:
Student Resources
Writing Journal
Current Event Packet with Graphic Organizer

State Standards
Key Ideas and Details:
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and
when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details;
summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text,
including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Content/Language Objectives: Given a graphic organizer and news article, students will
be able to write and answer 6 clarifying questions to develop and show understanding of
the main idea of a current event.
Part 2:
Anticipatory Set
Q.W. Why is it important to read the news from diverse continents?

Body of the Lesson (Presentation Strategies, Interaction, feedback) What steps will you
use to teach the material? Script.

Mary Mallek

Guided Practice
Go over expectations & checklist
a. Visually show students what task would look like.
b. Go over group work norms with students (everyone is accountable for
their section on the consensus board)
c. Have students repeat instructions for clarity
d. Ask if anyone has questions
Talk about feedback and set a goal

Group Task
(1) Pass out articles when group shares goal
(2) Go around and help students think beyond the text



Closing : Review and assessment, Connection to Other Experiences. Extensions.

Q.W.S: What was the main idea of your article?

Evaluation: How will you assess what students have learned from your lesson?
Check content of graphic organizers, comprehension of text based on questions and
answers and clarity in the QWS.
Accommodations: Scaffold; encourage students to help one another, monitor and adjust
during groupwork, Ms. Angela will work with Marcos group; Ms. Emily will work with
Melyssas group.
Extensions: Encourage students to think beyond text, make inferences and predictions,
and ask follow-up questions.
Second Language Strategy: Use of visuals, guidance with language, preview of topic,
language objectives, previous knowledge, peer discussion, etc. These should have been
described and highlighted in the Procedure. Just label them here.
Graphic Organizer hands on tool for visual learners and those who need extra help in
QW use students funds of knowledge and get them to think about real world problems
that are relevant to them.

Mary Mallek
Guided Practice use of visuals and other method of communication
Support students scaffold students to meet individual needs