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Lesson Content
What Standards (national
or state) relate to this
lesson? LAFS.4.RL.1.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the
(You should include ALL text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
applicable standards. Rarely
do teachers use just one: LAFS.4.RL.1.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the
theyd never get through
text; summarize the text.
them all.)
LAFS.4.RL.1.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or
drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a characters thoughts, words,
or actions).

LAFS.4.RL.3.9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics

Essential Understanding
(What is the big idea or
essential question that you
want students to come away What is theme?
with? In other words, what,
aside from the standard and
our objective, will students
understand when they finish
this lesson?)

Objectives- What are you


teaching? Students will be able to.
(Student-centered: What will
students know and be able to -Determine the theme of the story.
do after this lesson? Include -Identify and analyze important details that support the theme of the story.
the ABCDs of objectives: -Compare similar themes
USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Template (S 2014) Name:
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action, behavior, condition, -Relate theme to the real-world


and degree of mastery, i.e.,
"C: Given a sentence written
in the past or present tense,
A: the student B: will be able
to re-write the sentence in
future tense D: with no errors
in tense or tense contradiction
(i.e., I will see her
yesterday.)."
Note: Degree of mastery does
not need to be a percentage.)

Rationale
Address the following The purpose of this lesson is for students to be able to apply their knowledge on theme
questions: to a story and in the real world. This is a topic that is important for students to have a
Why are you teaching this good understanding of because it is a literary device they will use in the future and will
objective? better help their comprehension/understanding.
Where does this lesson fit
within a larger plan?
Why are you teaching it
this way?
Why is it important for
students to learn this
concept?
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Evaluation Plan- How will


you know students have
mastered your objectives?
Formative- student discussion
Address the following:
What formative evidence Summative- completed graphic organizer with completed exit ticket question (see below)
will you use to document
student learning during
this lesson?
What summative evidence
will you collect, either
during this lesson or in
upcoming lessons?
What Content Knowledge The teacher needs to know in order to teach this lesson.
is necessary for a teacher
to teach this material? - What theme is
- How to find theme
- The specific theme of the story the class will be reading
- How theme can be found in real-world situations (music)
What background Students need to know
knowledge is necessary for
a student to successfully - What theme is
meet these objectives? - How to find theme
- How to support theme
How will you ensure
students have this
previous knowledge?
Who are your learners?
What do you know about
them?
What do you know about
their readiness for this
content?
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What misconceptions
might students have about Students might confuse theme with the main idea. Main idea is what the story is mostly
this content? about and theme is the message/lesson of the story.

Lesson Implementation
Teaching Methods I do, we do, you do: This is a scaffolding method that involves transition in instruction.
(What teaching method(s) will The lessons starts off by being teacher-centered, then whole-group centered, and it
you use during this lesson? ultimately ends in student-centered. The I Do phase is direct instruction where the
Examples include guided teacher models, thinks aloud, and introduces new content. In the We Do phase, students
release, 5 Es, direct complete the process alongside others while the teacher works with students and checks
instruction, lecture, their understanding with cues and questions. The You Do phase relies more on the
demonstration, partner word, student and less on the teacher completing the task.
etc.)

Step-by-Step Plan Time Who is Each content area may require a different step-by-step format. Use
(What exactly do you plan to responsibl whichever plan is appropriate for the content taught in this lesson.
do in teaching this lesson? Be e (Teacher For example, in science, you would detail the 5 Es here
thorough. Act as if you needed or (Engage/Encountering the Idea; Exploring the Idea;
a substitute to carry out the Students)? Explanation/Organizing the Idea; Extend/Applying the Idea;
lesson for you.) Evaluation).

Where applicable, be sure to 3 min


address the following: Teacher
I do:
What Higher Order I will begin the lesson by activating the classs background
knowledge by asking: What is theme? I will be looking for responses
Thinking (H.O.T.) questions
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will you ask? that involve theme being the message or lesson of a story. I will
How will materials be then inform the students that the purpose of todays lesson is
distributed? determine the theme of a story and supporting the theme with
Who will work together in details from the text.
groups and how will you 2 min
determine the grouping? Teacher/st I will pass out the reading passages to the class.
How will students udents
transition between 10 I will ask the class, from skim and scanning this article, what do you
activities? min think this story will be about?
What will you as the
teacher do? I will then begin reading
What will the students do? the story out loud to the students. Stopping to ask comprehension
What student data will be questions:
collected during each How does Zaki feel about Farid at the beginning of the story? What
phase? detail support that?
What are other adults in How do Farids words affect Zaki?
3 min Students How do Zaki and Farid feel about each other at the end of the story?
the room doing? How are
they supporting students
learning?
10
We Do:
What model of co-teaching After reading and discussing the last question, I instruct the student
min
are you using? to turn and talk to the partner about the theme, or lesson/message,
of the story.

Teacher/St I will bring the group back together and have partners share
3 min udents responses. I will inform students that a theme must be supported
with details for the story. To help them, I will provide a graphic
organizer to help them gather their information. With their groups,
they will complete the graphic organizer.

After 10 minutes, I will have the class come back together and share
6 min what they put. I will then ask the class can theme only be found in
reading? I will be looking for students to answer no and that theme
can be found in movies, tv, music. I will inform the class that the
music they listen to or the movies they watch usually have a
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message or lesson. Ask students if they know any examples.

I will then play Fight Song by Rachel Platten


(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8qDOGLCSFo). Looking at the
Students lyrics, what is the theme of this song? What details support that? I
10 will have the lyrics projected on the screen for students to refer to.
min

You Do:
I will then have the student self-assess themselves on their
understanding of theme.

I will then inform students of their exit ticket, how is the theme of
Zakis Challenge similar to the theme of Fight Song?

What will you do if a student struggles with the content?

I will be conferencing with students who need additional help based on their self-
evaluation (any student who scored themselves lower than a 3). In this conference, I will
provide support to these students and scaffold.

What will you do if a student masters the content quickly?

If students master the content quickly, I will challenge the students to think of a song,
movie, show, that has a similar theme to Zakis challenge.
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Meeting your students If applicable, how does this lesson connect to the interests and cultural
needs as people and as backgrounds of your students?
learners From a survey I administered to the class, I learned that most of my students have an
interest in music. I decided to incorporate music in this lesson to connect their interests
to theme.

If applicable, how does this lesson connect to/reflect the local community?

This lesson reflects the local community because it involves student applying theme to
the real world.

How will you differentiate instruction for students who need additional
challenge during this lesson (enrichment)?

If students master the content quickly, I will challenge the students to think of a song,
movie, show, that has a similar theme to Zakis challenge.

How will you differentiate instruction for students who need additional
language support?

There are no ELL students in this group.

Accommodations (If My CT will be sitting with CR and facilitate the class when needed.
needed)
(What students need specific
accommodation? List
individual students (initials),
and then explain the
accommodation(s) you will
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implement for these unique


learners.)

Materials -Graphic organizer


(What materials will you use? -Zakis Challenge
Why did you choose these -video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8qDOGLCSFo
materials? Include any -Self-Assessment guide
resources you used. This can
also include people!)