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West Virginia State University

College of Professional Studies: Department of Education

Teacher Candidate _Meegan King____
Date _November 16th, 2016 ___
School ___Pt. Harmony____________ Grade/Subject ___2nd Grade LA________
Lesson Topic __Drawing Conclusions_____


Students Will:
Determine the setting of a short story using clues from the text and prior knowledge.
Determine the animal and food given through digital clues.
Display an emotion by acting out clues for other to conclude.

Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital
literary text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and
appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers
and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification
strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence,
sentence structure, context, graphics).
Overall Time - 30 Minutes
Time Frame 1 minute for cold Introduction
3 minutes for Powerpoint discussion
3 minutes for concluding animal
3 minutes for concluding pizza
5 minutes for beach story
10 minutes for worksheet
5 minutes for emotion conclusions.

Teacher led discussion, independent/group practice, project/inquiry learning.


Higher Level- These students will benefit from the enrichment activities if they finish early.

On Level- These students will benefit from working in pairs and the many examples given.
Below Level- These students will benefit from working in pairs, the many examples given,
and any help they need from the teacher or peers.
Introduction/ Lesson Set
To begin, the students will draw a conclusion that the teacher is cold. The teacher will make
movements and grab her jacket to infer that she is cold. She will ask the students what
happened and how they came to their conclusion.

Body & Transitions

The teacher will talk about drawing conclusions from the made
The students will turn to their neighbor to discuss what animal the
powerpoint is describing from the clues given. Next, a pizza.
The teacher will read a short paragraph about a scene at the beach. The
students must turn to their partners and discuss where the setting of
the story is and how they came to the conclusion. The teacher will ask
for suggestions and underline the important information.
The students will work on the Drawing Conclusions worksheet.
Closure The students will work in groups to act out an emotion. The teacher
will have index cards for each group with an emotion to act out (With hints on
the back). The students will perform their emotion and the class must
conclude what their emotion is.
Diagnostic: The teacher will act cold and the students will guess how she feels. (Obj. 3)
Formative: The students will work in partners to guess the animal and food based on the
clues given. Also, the students will show an understanding of clues in a short text through
the beach example and the worksheet. (Obj. 1 and 2)
Summative: The students will show their understanding of clues and drawing conclusions
by acting out an emotion and guessing each others emotions. (Obj. 3)
Drawing Conclusions worksheet
Index Cards with emotions
If lesson finishes early bag activity.
EXTENTED ACTIVITIES If Student Finishes Early
If students finish early, they will come up with three clues for others to guess what hobby
they enjoy.

If Lesson Finishes Early

If the lesson finishes early, the teacher will present a bag that represents a person. For
example, a gym bag with tennis shoes, mini weights, and bottle of water. This person likes
to workout. Or, a pink purse with lipstick, mini mirror, and credit card. This person likes
fashion or shopping.
If Technology Fails
The teacher will have a paper copy of the PowerPoint and write on the board.