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Paper #2: Using the Teacher Edition

Submitted By: Martha Rendon


EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science Nevada State College Spring 2013 Instructor: Karen Powell

Paper #2: Using the Teacher Edition

submitted by: Martha Rendon

A. Summary of the Lesson Plan: SW be able to explain what caring for each other means and name different ways that children can show that they care. SW be able to tell what a job is in school while using Unit Plan 1, Lesson 2 from Houghton Miffin Social Studies textbook School and Family. B. Target Population: Grade Level: First Grade Skill Level: all skill levels Grouping: whole class and shoulder partners C. Materials: Houghton Mifflins Social Studies textbook School and Family (p. 36-39) Vocabulary & Study Guide (Unit Resources p. 5) for each student see last page of lesson plan Pencils D. Objectives: o NV State Social Studies Standards o H3.1.4 Demonstrate respect for each other and people in the neighborhood.

Student-Friendly Standards I can explain what it means to care for something or someone. I can tell how I can show that I care.

E. Procedure: 1. TW have students imagine a world without rules and a world without respect. What would be different? Why is it important to have rules and respect? 2. TW have students look at the pictures on pages 36-39 and ask how the pictures look like our classroom or playground. What is the same and what is different? 3. TW review the second lesson in the unit about Family and discuss vocabulary word. 4. T&SW read pages 36-39, discussing each page and pictures. 5. TW ask students the questions for Lesson Review on pg. 39. 6. CLOSURE: Today, we learned about caring about each other and how we can show we care. SW complete Reading Skill worksheet to turn in.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Paper #2: Using the Teacher Edition


F. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding?

submitted by: Martha Rendon

I will use an informal type of assessment and listening to their responses while we are discussing throughout the reading and the completed worksheet. Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. The ultimate measure of understanding will be from the reading worksheet, however, a big emphasis will be placed on the interaction in the classroom during the reading. G. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think opening the lesson will be the easiest because I will simply be asking about something that the students are already familiar with-rules and respect. I would just need to provide the right amount of support to probe these students into thinking about the importance of caring for one another. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? I have always had a bit of trouble going through each page and checking for comprehension after each page. It seems really choppy whenever I do it in the classrooms Ive been placed in, but practice makes perfect (close to perfect.) 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? I would like to use the extension activity that is in the book for this lesson. I would want to use the We Help Song on page 40 to extend this lesson. The song is a fun way for students to grasp the concepts we just discussed by listing different ways we help at school and at home. I also like the Helping Hands Tree activity, which would allow for the teacher to check for comprehension, since the students would have to write one of their helping jobs on their traced hand cut-out and it would also display student work-double plus! 4. What can you do for students who dont grasp the concepts? I would work one-on-one with the students who do not grasp the concepts. I would ask what the student is having trouble with and then, have the students think about maybe a different setting that requires respect and caring such as the classroom. Maybe not every student will have someone that helps them with homework at night or helps them get ready for school, so I wouldnt be able to use those examples with every student. I would ask them about sports teams or classmates to help them think of the concepts in different ways. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? I actually liked the set-up of this lesson, so I couldnt imagine that I would change anything in the lesson.
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Paper #2: Using the Teacher Edition

submitted by: Martha Rendon

6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? The most difficult part, hands down, was the wording. I have written lesson plans before, but I never had to write a lesson based off of a lesson that was already written (i.e.: write a lesson plan for the lesson that was already written out in the Teacher Edition book.) There were times where I had to stop and think about how I would word things for a substitute teacher, for example, so anyone else who was reading the lesson plan could make sense of it.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Paper #2: Using the Teacher Edition

submitted by: Martha Rendon

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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