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LESSONs/UNIT

Class Y22 - PS 255

Objective

Lesson Plan

Students will demonstrate their


understanding of the plant life cycle by
identifying different characteristics
through art, writing, interactive activities
and responding to questions posed
throughout the unit.

Plant Unit- The Plant Life Cycle

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Essential Question

1. What are the parts of a


plant.
2. What do all plants
need?
3. Why are plants
important to us?
4. What do you notice
during the plant life cycle?
5. What are the stages in
the plant life cycle?

Common Core Anchor Standards


Writing: W.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are

appropriate to task, purpose and audience.


Speaking and Listening: SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and

collaborations with diverse partners, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly and
persuasively.

Reading: R.1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it;
cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from a text.
DOK

Vocabulary

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Level 1: Identify, Label, Match

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Level 2: Organize, Construct, Show

Lesson Plan

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Spring, Flower, Lifecycle, Stem, Leaves, Roots, Seeds,


Plant ing,

Level 3: Hypothesize, Investigate

Materials

Vocabulary Flash cards (with visuals)


Brainopopjr.com video Plants
Book: My Book Can Grow Food by Claire Repp
Observation paper
Cut out words
Book: The Tiny Seed by: Eric Carle
Pictures relating to plants
Flower pot, soil, water, flowers, seeds, ziplock bags,
paper towels
Life cycle of a plant- SMART Notebook activity
Labeling parts of a plant activity
Plant life cycle cut and paste activity
Plant life cycle flow chart
Plant life Cycle model
Construction paper
Crayons/markers/colored pencils

Motivation

Brainpop jr. video


Pictures
Token Boards
First/then board
Edible Reinforcers

Common Core Activity/Performance Task

Students will ask and answer questions to formulate discussion and share
ideas using visual supports relating to the content.

Feedback

Token boards
Verbal Praise

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DAY 1

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Lesson Plan

Activate students prior knowledge by watching Brain Pop video on plants.


Go over vocabulary and read the book My Plant Can Grow Food by Claire
Repp. Go over Smart Notebook lesson on what plants need in order to grow.
Observe a young plant and write and draw what they observe.
DAY 2

DAY 3

Read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and teach parts of a plant. Create a plant
using construction paper and label all the parts.
Plant a seed in ziplock bag. Make a flow map sequencing the activity.

DAY 4
Understand the lifecycle of a plant by completing a life cycle of a plant
worksheet (which requires sequencing of steps).
Observe and identify the plant in their habitat. Students will draw and write
what they observe.
DAY 5

Smart Notebook lesson on what plants give us

DAY 6

Review Smart Notebook lesson and fill out graphic organizer.

DAY 7

Review the lifecycle of a plant. Observe and identify the plant in the

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Lesson Plan

classroom and draw what they observe.

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Differentiation/Grouping
Level 1

Level 2

Gustavo
-

Select his
name from
an array of
three names.
Draw and
paste on
sentence on
plant
observation
Match
pictures and
paste labels.
Identify
some
pictures

Level 2
Yunus

Select his
name from
an array of
three names.
Draw and
paste on
sentence on
plant
observation.
Match
pictures and
paste labels.
Identify
some
pictures

Level 3

Brandon
-

Write his
name.
Draw and
paste on
sentence on
plant
observation,
read
sentence.
Match
pictures and
trace labels.
Identify all
pictures.
Answer some

Level 3
Isaiah

Write his
name.
Draw and
paste on
sentence on
plant
observation.
Match
pictures and
trace labels.
Answer some
questions.

Addison
-

Write his
name on the
line.
Draw and
choose one
sentence to
copy
sentence
from board
on plant
observation.
Read some
words,
identify all
pictures and

Wallace
-

Write his
name on the
line.
Draw, paste,
then copy
sentence
from board
on plant
observation.
Read and
comprehend

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answer
questions
using
pictures
Hand and
over hand
assistance
with graphic
organizer.

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Lesson Plan

answer
questions
questions
using
pictures
Hand and
over hand
assistance
with graphic
organizer.
Procedure/Lesson Steps

Students will change schedule for group work.


Students will sit in their seats.
Students will listen as teacher reads good listening rules.
DAY 1

Students will engage in a brainpopjr.com video Plant.


Teacher will ask questions relating to the video to formulate
classroom discussion by student response and student questions.
Teacher will go over vocabulary are read aloud My Plant Can Grow
Food by Claire Repp.
Teacher will introduce Smart Notebook lesson on what plants need
in order to grow.
Student will plant a seed using paper towels, ziplock bags, and seeds.
Students will write one sentence on what plants need in order to
grow and draw a picture of what they see.

DAY 2

Teacher will review the topic of spring with students by reading the

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comprehend
using her
listening
skills.
Answer
questions
verbally

Higher order questioning

What do plants need in order to


grow?
Can you identify the parts of a
plant?
Why do we need plants?
What is the lifecycle of a plant?
What do you think will happen to
the seeds we planted?

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DAY 3

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Lesson Plan

book, The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle.


Students will identify the pictures and respond to questions relating
to the story.
Teacher will teach parts of a plant.
Students will create a plant out of paper and label the parts of a
plant.
Teacher will introduce students to a flow map.
Students will individual sequence the events.
Teacher will go over with the class.

DAY 4
Teacher will introduce the plant life cycle.
Students will color and glue the stages of a plant life cycle on their
worksheet.
Class will observe their plant and write what they see.

DAY 5
Teacher will introduce SMART notebook lesson on what plants give
us.
DAY 6
Teacher will review SMART notebook lesson on what plants give us
and fill out graphic organizer.
DAY 7
Teacher will review life cycle
Student will observe the plant and write what they see.

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Addison
o

Answer wh questions to
demonstrate comprehension
skills.
Copy a sentence and draw
picture to describe what he
sees.

Isaiah

Answer wh questions to
demonstrate comprehension
skills.
Copy a word sentence and draw a
picture to describe what he sees.

Yunus

Draw a picture of what he


sees.
Actively participate in group
by responding to simple
questions and cues.

Student produced work from


performance task/activity
Data collection
Teacher observation of student
responses to questions posed

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IEP Matrix/Student Expectations

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Assessment

Lesson Plan

Wallace

Brandon
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Gustavo

Select his name from an array


of three names.
Draw a picture of what he sees.
Sustain joint attention for 3
minutes

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Follow-up

Draw a picture of what he sees.


Actively participate in group by
responding to simple questions
and cues.

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Students will be learning how to


grow a plant, parts of a plant and
the plant life cycle.
This lesson is part of an
interdisciplinary unit.
Students will also observe the

Select his name from an array


of three names.
Draw a picture of what he sees.
Sustain joint attention for 2
minutes

Paraprofessional Involvement

Manage students behaviors by


redirecting them back to task and
following the behavior plan.
Work with group (two students at
level 1 or 2) during
performance/task activity to

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Lesson Plan

Butterfly life cycle in another


classroom.

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assist and support student with


minimal prompting necessary.