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Description of Classroom:

Special Education Kindergaten

11 students
4 Girls
7 boys
Ages 5-6


This is day three of a 3 week thematic unit based on the series of If You Give a books by
Laura Numeroff.
Students will use their prior knowledge of dominoes and marbles to help them make
Students will use their prior knowledge of number recognition to learn to write the numbers
4 and 5.

Content Objective(s):

Students will be able to identify cause and effect by making the correct matches with 80%
Students will be able to write the number 4 and 5 with 90% accuracy.

Language Objective(s):

Students will answer questions about cause and effect.

Students will write on the story map.
Students will listen to the teacher explain cause and effect.

Nevada Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners

about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information
presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details
and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information,
or clarify something that is not understood.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with
prompting and support, provide additional detail.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the
adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects
with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

Key Vocabulary:
Mouse small rodent.
Cookie - A small, usually flat and crisp cake made from sweetened dough.
Milk - Awhitishliquidthatcomesfromacow.
Straw A long cylinder used to drink with.

Napkin - A piece of cloth or paper used at table to wipe the lips and fingers.
Mirror - Something that reflects or gives a true picture of something else.
Tape - A narrow strip of plastic used to stick things together.
Scissors Metal tool used to cut paper.
Mop Long stick with yarn on the end used to clean the floor.
Refrigerator Large box used to keep food cool.
Crayon Small waxy stick used to color with.
Bucket - A pail or container used for holding liquids or solids.
Broom Long Stick with straw on the end used to move dirt into a pile.
Book Pages with writing on them bound together.
Can A metal container.

Best Practices: (put an X next to those that you address in your lesson)
Adaptation of content
Links to background
Links to past learning
Strategies incorporated
Integration of Processes

Guided practice
Independent practice
Verbal scaffolds
Procedural scaffolds
Authentic (Meaningful)
Linked to objectives
Promotes engagement

Grouping Options
Whole Class
Small groups

Teaching Strategies:
Modeling, Guided questioning, Discussion, Shared reading, shared writing

Warm Up Activity:

Teacher should have a line of dominoes standing on end across a table.

Hold the paper towel tube at a slight angle at the front dominoes.
Release the marble down the tube starting a chain reaction of the dominoes falling.
Teacher will ask students what caused the dominoes to fall? (the marble) What happened when
the marble rolled down the tube? (It knocked the dominoes down) Have you ever done
something like this before?
Teacher will explain that the marble was the cause and the dominoes falling were the effect.
Can you give me an example of cause and effect that happened outside of school?

Lesson Sequence:

Teacher will model cause and effect using a circular story map based on If You Give a Mouse
a Cookie on the SMARTboard pulling sticks to call on students to write on the story map with
teacher guidance.
Teacher will read the cause and effects cards out loud and have students place them under the
proper column on the pocket chart by choosing sticks to call on students.
Students will cut out and match the cause and effect cards based on the pocket chart and then
glue them on to a separate piece of paper.
Teacher will model the numbers 4 and 5 for students.
Students will copy as teacher writes the numbers in the air.
Students will complete worksheets for writing numbers 4 and 5.


Students that are struggling can be partnered up with another student that has a firm grasp on
the material we are covering.
Students are grouped based upon their current ability levels. Groups change often depending
on the content being taught.
Teacher will work one on one if needed.

Supplementary Materials:

Paper towel tube or toilet paper tube
Marble or small ball
Circular story map
Set of cause and effect cards for each student
Paper for each student
Numbers 4 and 5 worksheets
Sticks labeled with each of the students names


Students will be informally assessed through discussion and teacher observation.

Students will be formally assessed based upon their cause and effect worksheet and numbers
4 and 5 worksheets.


Form: 005
JDC 4/22/08