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USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Name: Victoria MacDonald

Grade Level Being Subject/Content: ELA Group Date of Lesson: 4/17/17


Taught: 3 Size:
Whole

Lesson Content
What Standards (national
or state) relate to this LAFS.3.RI.1.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how
lesson? they support the main idea.

RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a texts illustrations contribute to what is conveyed
by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

Essential Understanding How do the characters actions contribute to the events, plot, and theme in a text? How
is theme revealed through details and language in a text?

Objectives- What are you


teaching? Students will be able to independently determine the main idea of a text and be able to
support the main idea with key details from the text.

Students will be able to use the authors text and illustrations to determine the mood of
the story with their group.

Rationale
I am teaching this objective so students can understand the message that an author is
trying to portray. Students need to be able to support their main idea so they can see
that there should be a reason for their answer. They cant just make up an answer but it
needs to come from a source outside of themselves.

This lesson fits within a larger unit. They have already been working with these standards
and the majority should have a deeper understanding of the questions I will be asking
them.

I teach it in this way because it gets the students thinking and talking with each other.
Sometimes another peer explaining something to another student will make more sense
to them than me trying to explain it.

Evaluation Plan- How will Formative evidence:


you know students have - Group discussion
mastered your objectives? - Small group work
Summative evidence:
USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Name: Victoria MacDonald
Grade Level Being Subject/Content: ELA Group Date of Lesson: 4/17/17
Taught: 3 Size:
Whole

- Formal formative quiz


- FSA test that hits all standards

What Content Knowledge


is necessary for a teacher - The story of Brave Girl
to teach this material? - What is main idea and central message?

What background
knowledge is necessary for - Students need to be able to retell the story of Brave Girl.
a student to successfully - Students need to understand what the main idea and key details means.
meet these objectives?
These students enjoy and understand the story. The students have worked with main
idea and key details often and may only need some redirection.

What misconceptions
might students have about - Students may have a hard time with telling the difference between main idea and
this content? central message.

Lesson Implementation
Teaching Methods
- Direct instruction
- Turn and talks/ student lead discussions
- Read aloud
- Partner work

Step-by-Step Plan Time Who is


responsibl
e (Teacher
or
Students)?
1. Have students clear off their desks and the helpers pass out Brave Girl.
2. Remind students of the essential questions.
3. ASK: what has happened in the story so far? Talk within your groups.
USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Name: Victoria MacDonald
Grade Level Being Subject/Content: ELA Group Date of Lesson: 4/17/17
Taught: 3 Size:
Whole

4. REMINDER: While I am reading think about the main idea of this text
and then ALSO what the essential message of the story is.
5. ASK: What is the difference between the main idea and the essential
message or LESSON of the story? Discuss in groups!
6. Read pages 20-31
7. ASK: What character traits does Clara have? How do you know?
8. ASK: What is the main idea of this text?
9. ASK: What is the central message?
10. ASK: What is the mood of the text? Think when I read this book I felt
BLANK. It made me feel this way because BLANK BLANK BLANK.

11. Pull sticks to put students in pairs.


12. Students will work on the main idea chart with their partner.
Answer the 3 questions within the chart.

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


These students can be pulled to a small group to have teachers assistance and reteach.

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

These students are expected to have detailed work and then they can move on to the
other tasks.

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

If applicable, how does this lesson connect to/reflect the local community?
USF Elementary Education Lesson Plan Name: Victoria MacDonald
Grade Level Being Subject/Content: ELA Group Date of Lesson: 4/17/17
Taught: 3 Size:
Whole

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

Students are expected detailed work with many examples from the text.

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

The text will have been read to the student and the questions will have been read to the
student.
Accommodations (If
needed) - Writing information on the board
- Giving encouragement to students MS, AS, AS
- Giving extra time MS, AS

Materials
- Brave Girl Book
- Main Idea Chart