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TanyaLovely LessonTwo

LessonOverviews:
Topic:OnceUponaParallelogram GradeLevel:7thGrade Subject:Geometry Duration:4050minutes Materials: paper pencils UnitDescription:Thisunitisdesignedtocreateanunderstandingofgeometricshapes.Eachshapehas specificcharacteristicsthatmakethemdifferentfromothershapes.Thestudentswillusevocabularyand formulastobeabletodifferentiategeometricshapes.Usinghandsonactivitiesthestudentswill categorizeshapesandseparatethemintodifferentgroups. LessonDescriptionfortheDay:Thelessonwillconsistofstudentscreatingastorylinetohaveadeeper understandingofthecharacteristicsforgeometricshapesinparticularparallelograms. StateStandards: Geometry 7.G Drawconstruct,anddescribegeometricalfiguresanddescribetherelationshipsbetweenthem. 1.Solveproblemsinvolvingscaledrawingsofgeometricfigures,includingcomputingactuallengthsand areasfromascaledrawingandreproducingascaledrawingatadifferentscale. 2.Draw(freehand,withrulerandprotractor,andwithtechnology)geometricshapeswithgiven conditions.Focusonconstructingtrianglesfromthreemeasuresofanglesorsides,noticingwhenthe conditionsdetermineauniquetriangle,morethanonetriangle,ornotriangle.

Goals:
UnitGoals: 1.Studentswillbeabletoanalyzetherelationshipbetweengeometricshapes. 2.Studentswillbeableclassifyshapesbasedonspecificcharacteristics. LessonGoals: 1.Thestudentswillclassifyparallelogramsexaminingangles,linesanddiagonals. 2.Thestudentswillcreateastorythatillustratestheirunderstandingofparallelogramsandprovidesa clearstoryline(beginning,middleandend). 3.Thestudentswillunderstand85100%ofthematerialaboutparallelogramsandtheircharacteristics.

Methods:
AnticipatorySet:Thisclasswillbeacontinuancefromthematerialpreviouslytaught.Iwillbeginclass withreviewingthelessonfromthepreviousdaybycreatingalistofalltheparallelogramswehave studied. Oncealistisproducedthestudentswillbeinstructedtochoosethreedifferentparallelogramsand createwordwebstodescribetheuniquenessofeachshapeandwhatdefinesthem.Thiswillinclude studentsusingthepropervocabularyandformulasthatareusedtoidentifyeachparallelogram. Thethreeparallelogramsthatarechosenwillbethemaincharactersoftheirstories.Theywillneedto createastorylinethatcreatesaclearunderstandingofhoweachparallelogramisuniqueandshowthe connectionbetweenangles,linesanddiagonals. Thehomeworkwillbetofinishwritingtheirstoryline.Wewillgoovertheminclassthenextdayand starttopublishthestoriessotheycanlaterjoina4thor5thgradeclassroomtosharetheirstorieswith.

Assessment:
AssessmentofStudent(s) Theobjectiveisforstudentstomakeconnectionstocharacterizeparallelograms.Oncetheyhave completedtheirstories,Iwillbeabletoassesstheirunderstanding.IfIseethattherearestudentswho arenotquitemakingthoseconnections,Iwilleithergobackandreviewthematerialdifferentlyorhave themworkinpairstoseeifstudentswillgetanunderstandingbasedoffhowtheirpeersunderstandthe material.

SelfAssessment(Teacher) AsIcheckinwiththestudentsattheendofclass,Iwillmakenotesastowhatconnectionsarebeing madeandtheimprovementsthatneedtooccursothatstudentsunderstandotherconnections.By makingnotesandfromreadingovertheirstories,IwillbeabletoseewhereIneedtomodifymy lessonsonparallelogramssothatfutureclasseswithgraspastrongunderstanding.