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Lesson Plan Form

CSUDH - Teacher Education Department

Candidate: Desiree D.


Grade Level(s):
2nd Grade


Single/Multi-Day Lesson:
Reading Standards for Literature K-5
Single-day lesson
Key Ideas and Details
3. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story,
using key details
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information
from experiences or gather information from provided sources
to answer a question.
Conventions of Standard English
1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard
English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
I. DESCRIPTION OF CONTENT & CONTENT TYPE (Fact, Procedure, Concept, or Principle):
Students will identify the topic, name the book, introduce their opinion, support their reason for the
opinion, using the text to find a purpose.
Students will voice and write their opinion of the story, while summarizing the book, Measuring
III. CURRICULUM CONNECTION (How lesson fits into larger unit sequence):
In the previous lesson, students made relations to the story and what possible outcomes could be for
the main character of the story.
A. ENGAGEMENT (Motivational Activities):
Today we will read a fun book that you will all love, Measuring Penny, by Loreen Leedy. The main
character Lisa, is assigned a project, and that is to measure anything she wants. However, she has to
measure it in as many ways as she can. What would you measure if you were given this assignment?
Lisa decides to use her dog for the assignment. What ways can she measure her dog? Do you
think that her decision is creative? Lets find out the many ways she measures her dog, Penny!
B. INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE (Teaching Methodology with Student Activities):
C. Step #1 Name the important characters
a. In pairs, find the names of the main characters in the story, explain what is happening in the
b. Teacher listens to each pairs answer and reviews what we found together as a class.
Step #2 Find the details of the story
a. What kind of dog is Penny? What other dogs did Lisa examine?
b. Teacher listens to the students responses
Step #3 Charting responses
a. In Pairs, talk about ways Lisa measured Penny
b. Teacher charts responses, while giving a point to the group (winner gets to choose the next
book for the next lesson)
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Step #4 Application Task/ Formative Assessment

a. Students will make a cluster chart of the facts that the class found together.
b. Teacher collects and corrects tree chart, adding a sticker to all of them.
Step #5 Summative Assessment
a. Students make journal entries
b. Teacher allows volunteers to read their journal out loud and ask at random what other
student liked/found interesting/creative about readers journal.
B. APPLICATION ACTIVITY (Practice and/or Reflection):
Students will make a cluster chart with How to Measure Penny with the different ways Lisa
measured Penny expanding off the main idea of the story.
1.Cluster Chart
2.Blank chart for responses
3.Color Markers
4. Book, Measuring Penny, by Loreen Leedy
5.ELA Journals
V. ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES (Methods for Obtaining Evidence of Learning):
Draw a picture of one of the ways Lisa measured Penny. Write two sentences about your opinion of
the story.
Formative: List all the different items that Lisa measured, including Penny.
Summative: Draw a picture of one of the items that Lisa measured and write a complete sentence on what
she measured and the measurement that Lisa found.
Work in pairs
For hyperactive students: Give them a specific task
Use ELMO projector
Use charts
For visually and hearing impaired students, have them sit in the front of the class.
Give students the option to ask their neighbor for help

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