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Teacher:

Grade: Date:

Savannah Martin

12/14/1
5

Objective(s):
To go over character traits of the military.
The class will learn different parts of a
letter. The class start letters to the militar

I Can statement(s):
I can figure out traits of different characters. I can name and
point out different parts of a letter. I can put together my own
letter.
Type of lesson:
Whole group interactive writing lesson______
shared writing lesson__x___

Whole group

Whole group interactive read-aloud lesson____ Whole group


shared reading lesson___x___
Resources and Materials:
sticky notes

Goldilocks letter book, letter book,

Cognitive Level:
Comprehension and Application

Optional Materials: Smart board


Assessment:
Formative:

Key vocabulary:
Heading, greeting, body, closing,
signature
Academic vocabulary:

TTW:
Summative:

Differentiation Options:

Anticipatory Set/Activate Prior


Knowledge
Communicate the learning target to
students. Activate prior knowledge
or provide background information.
Review/introduce any skills,

What do you know about the military?


Inform the class that we will be writing a letter to the military overseas.
What do you know about writing a letter? What are the parts of a letter?

routines, and/or procedures.

Procedures/Direc
t Instruction
Provide input,
demonstrate/mode
l, check for
understanding.
What teaching
moves will you
make?
What questions
will you pose?
What information
do students need?
What vocabulary
needs to be
taught?
How will the
students interact
with the content of
the lesson?

Guided Practice
Students work on learning
target, with teacher support
and feedback.

Watch the 2015 Army Strong commercial and discuss the military.
Have the students use sticky notes and write traits of the military and put it on the white board. (What are
some traits of the military?)
Discuss the different traits.
Read aloud letter from the Goldilocks book as an example.
What are the parts you noticed about the letter?
Read about the different parts in a letter and have students write down notes for themselves on a piece of
paper or sticky note.
Have the students work on their individual letters if time permits.

Students will point out the parts of the Goldilocks example.

Independent Practice
Students independently practice and
apply the skills/strategies introduced in
whole group instruction.
Closure
Summarize knowledge that

relates back to the Big Idea,


Enduring Understanding, and

TSW:
Students will work on their individual letters.

TTW:

Parts of a letter:
Header Date and address

Essential Questions. Reflect


on learning target with
students.

Greeting Dear _______,


Body What the letter consists of.
Closing How you end your letter. Ex. Sincerely
Signature