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RU Teacher Education Lesson Plan Format

Candidate Name: Krista Cowan Date: February 20, 2017 Grade

Level: Kindergarten

Lesson Title/Topic: Counting Crocodiles

Standards: English K.9.a) The student will identify what an author does and what
an illustrator does.
Math K.10) The student will compare two objects or events, using direct
comparisons or nonstandard units of measure.

Specific Observable Objective(s): I can tell what the author does and what the
illustrator does.
I can make a prediction.
I can use nonstandard measurement.

Essential Vocabulary: Pucker wrinkle

Delectable delicious
Nonstandard measurement using something other than a ruler to see how long
something is

Assessment: I will measure student mastery of objectives using formative

assessment by asking the students questions during the lesson. These questions will
include, What does the author do? What does the illustrator do? Do you think
20 crocodiles will be enough to get across the room? and How many crocodiles do
you think it will take to get across the room?

Student Considerations: For students who have trouble with one-to-one

correspondence, I would either provide them with extra assistance, or I would have
other students help them. For students who have trouble forming numerals
correctly, I would have examples up for them to look at.

Instructional Resources, Materials, and Technology:

Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra
Crocodile outlines
Prediction sheet


The Beginning (a.k.a. Anticipatory Set): (5 minutes)

I will begin the lesson by telling the students that we are going to read a book
and do a math activity. I will then read the book Counting Crocodiles by Judy
The Middle: (10-15 minutes)
After I read the book, I will tell the students that we are going to see if we can
use crocodiles to get all the way across the room. Each student will get a
crocodile to color and cut out, and then we will predict whether or not 20
crocodiles will be enough to get across the room. Then, we will test it out by
taping the crocodiles to the floor. If 20 crocodiles are not enough to get across
the room, we will predict how many we think it will take to get across the
room, and then we will test our prediction again.
The End (a.k.a. Closing): (5 minutes)
I would end the lesson by reviewing what we did. I would say that we used
nonstandard measurement to measure the classroom. I would also ask the
students if they could tell me some other things that could be used for
nonstandard measurement. After that, I would transition into the next activity.

Teacher Reflection on Practice (following the lesson):

1. What evidence did you collect to show your students attained todays
objective(s)? Please explain how you know which students did and did not
master your objectives. Use formative assessment data to support your claims
regarding the portion of students who did and did not master the learning
The student mastered the learning objectives. They were able to tell what an
author and illustrator do, make and record their predictions, and measure the
room using nonstandard measurement.

2. Based on the result of your assessment, what will you do tomorrow? Can you
go ahead as planned or will you need to reteach concepts from todays
lesson? (Explain how you will reteach and/or connect and feed forward.)
I can continue as planned. I will continue to occasionally have the students
measure objects using nonstandard measurement and periodically ask them
what the author and the illustrator do.

3. If you have to teach this lesson again, what might you do the same and what
might you do differently?
If I had to do this lesson again, I would allow for more time to color the
crocodiles. Some of the students were upset that they did not get to finish
coloring before it was time to measure.