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Lesson Plan Template

Teacher Candidate: Alexis Zemaitis

Date: 11/7/12

Unit Title: Collecting Dreams

Grade Level: 3rd

Subject: Reading/Writing

Lesson
Title/Number

Collecting Dreams by Joanna Korba


Lesson #3

Common Core
Standards

Reading: Literature
3.RL.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to
the text as the basis for the answers.

21st Century Skills


3.RL.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing
literal from non-literal language.
21st Century Skills: Working in pairs, based on communication and collaboration to
enhance learning and understanding.

Lesson Objectives

1. Students will be able to recognize and understand the meanings of words that
are used in the story Collecting Dreams.
2. Students will be able to sit quietly while reading and comprehending the story.

3. Students will be able to write their responses and answers to questions based on
the story to enhance their learning and comprehension.

Acceptable
Evidence

1. Students will be able to place vocabulary words with its meanings by using
paper dominos.
2. Students will be able to provide answers to the questions I ask while reading the
story and be able to express their thoughts and opinions throughout.

3. Students will be able to complete a handout using the vocabulary words and the
main ideas of the story.

Procedure
1. The students will match vocabulary words with their meanings by using paper
dominos.
2. I will introduce the story, Collecting Dreams and will have the whole group
read on their own and I will also ask questions to check for understanding.
3. We will discuss about the story after and I will give out a Reader Response
worksheet for the students to complete.

Assessment/
Evaluation

The Reader Response worksheet will provide us as teachers with the information we
need to see which students comprehended and understood the parts of the story
corresponding with the main ideas of the story.
Formative Assessmenthow well the students understand throughout instruction.

Technology

Closure

Accommodations
and/or
Interactions with
Co-Teachers
and/or Support
Staff

I will close the lesson by asking the students what they got out of and learned from the
story.

Resources/
Materials

Time Required

The book Collecting Dreams by Joanna Korba


Reader Response Handout

20-30 minutes

Name: ______________________________

Date: ___________________

Reader Response
Collecting Dreams by Joanna Korba

Directions: Please answer the following questions by restating the question and answering it completely.

1) What was the story about?


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2) Do you collect anything? If so, what do you collect? If not, what would you like to start
collecting?
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3) What is a kaleidoscope? You may use the dictionary to help you know what the word means.
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4) Tina was afraid that the man would not hold the old kaleidoscope for her. If you were in that
situation and afraid as well, what would you do?
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