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Stephanie Hobein

Lesson plan #2

Secondary Lesson Plan Template


Name of class:
Length of class:
th
9 grade English (Special Ed)
90 Minutes
LEARNING GOALS to be addressed in this lesson (What standards or
umbrella learning goals will I address?):

(W.9-10.3) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences


or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and wellstructures event sequences.

(W.9-10.4) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the


development, organization, and style are appropriate to task,
purpose, and audience.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES (in ABCD format using verbs from Blooms


Taxonomy):

Students will take the position of a Hollywood producer to compose


a modern day script of a scene from Romeo and Juliet.

Students will pitch their ideas to the class through script readings,
videos, storyboards or other dramatization methods.

CONTENT (What specific


concepts, facts, or vocabulary
words will I be teaching in this
lesson?):

Use of synonyms
Transforming stories into
ones own words

SKILLS: (What skills will students


acquire or practice?)

Dramatization
Cooperative learning
Project-based learning
Using an online Thesaurus

RESOURCES/MATERIALS NEEDED (What materials and resources will I


need?):

Romeo and Juliet book

Paper

Markers/art materials

Flip camera(s)

Online Shakespearean dictionary


o http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Glossary

LEARNING PLAN (How will you organize student learning in this lesson?
ACTIVATE (How will I pre-assess my students
understanding, activate their prior knowledge, or get them
excited about my lesson?)

Students will be shown a portion of a video clip. This


clip is an example of a 9th grade English class that
created their own version of Act 3 scene 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPySCRMTZYg

ACQUIRE & APPLY (What instructional strategies will I


choose to help my students acquire and apply the
knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors outlined above?
Project-Based Learning:
Students will break up into groups and have the class
period to collaborate together to create a modern
version of Romeo and Juliet.
Dramatization:
Students will use communication skills to collaborate
with others and demonstrate their knowledge of the
characters roles through creative projects
Cooperative Learning:
Students will develop social interaction skills while
working interdependently with classmates

KWL, thumbs up,


fist-to-five,
entrance
slip/ticket,
questions of the
day, concept
formation, circle
map, video clip,
demonstration,
quiz, etc.

Lecture,
demonstration,
guest speaker,
video, concept
formation,
discussion,
debate,
simulations,
skits, projectbased learning,
jigsaw activity,
cooperative
learning activity,
flexible grouping
(heterogeneous
or homogeneous),
learning centers,

independent
study

ASSESSMENT (How will asses student understanding?):


Performance Assessment:
Students will have the opportunity to act out their
skit, create and show a video of their scene, or show
a storyboard of their plans. Each group will share
their creations with the class as an entrance activity
the next class period.

There must be evidence of participation from each


student. If the students create a video, I expect to
see each one of them present. If they create a script,
all students must participate in the reading and
lastly, if they create a storyboard, all students must
contribute in some artistic way.

Selected
Response (Test,
quiz)
Products from
Performance
assessment
(Skit, role play,
dramatization,
debate,
cooperative
learning, project,
student-inquiry)
Written Response
(Shortconstructed
response, journal
entry, bulleted
response, essay)
Personal
Communication
(Questions,
Discussion
Interview)

LESSON PLAN SEQUENCE & PACING (How will I organize this lesson?
How much time will each part of the lesson take?)
1. Video clip example of modern day Romeo & Juliet (10 minutes)
o Explain to students that they will have to use modern day
language rather than copying the words from the book
presented in Shakespearian language.
2. Have a discussion about the use of synonyms and how this can help

students with this activity (10 minutes)


o What is a synonym?
o How will synonyms help you with this activity?
o How can we use a thesaurus or dictionary to help us?
3. Show students how to use the online Shakespearean Dictionary on
the computer/laptop (5 minutes)
o http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Glossary
4. Allow students the remainder of the class period to work in
predetermined groups to create their modern version of a scene
from Romeo and Juliet. They will be able to use the flip cameras,
markers and poster board, or write out their own script. (65
minutes)
5. The following day, students will start class off by sharing their
creations (performance assessment).