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Teacher Candidate: Dominica Angotti

Grade and Topic: 2 nd Grade Science

Mentor Teacher: P. Murdock and M. Phillips

Lesson Plan

Date: 24 April 2017

Length of Lesson: 45 minutes for 3 days

School: University of Memphis

UNIT/CHAPTER OBJECTIVE/GENERALIZATION/BIG IDEA:

This week’s unit is on the topic of the sun. Students will review a aeries of online interactive activity to collect

LESSON OBJECTIVE:

their information about the sun. After completing this activity, students will create a graphic organizer presenting what they have learned. Students will also be asked to complete a short multiple choice quiz to test their knowledge at the end of the lesson. The goal of this lesson is for students to learn multiple facts about the sun.

Another goal of this lesson is for students to be able to present their collected knowledge in an organized and

creative manner.

Given access to multiple interactive learning activities, students with be able to create a graphic organizer

including facts about the sun with a score of 80% on the rubric. Given 10 statements, students will be able to select true or false with 80% accuracy.

STANDARDS ADDRESSED:

 

TN State Standard- GLE 0207.6.1 Realize that the sun is our nearest star and that its position in the sky appears to change.

ISTE Standard- 3. Research and information fluency: b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.

synthesize,

MATERIALS:

Access to class laptops (These laptops must have access to Kidspiration)

 

Interactive Learning activity websites:

 

Quizzes (1 per student):

Directions: Students must decide if the statement is true or false.

  • 1. Heat energy comes from the sun.

  • 2. The sun is not a source of light. It reflects the moon’s light.

  • 3. All of these are words associated with the sun: corona, plasma, and solar cycle.

  • 4. Shadows do not appear to change size.

  • 5. The sun is a star.

  • 6. Shadows are casted when an object blocks out of the light.

  • 7. The sun powers the Earth.

  • 8. There are 3 seasons in a year.

  • 9. The planets are the center of the universe.

10. The sun’s position in the sky appears to change. Correct Answers: 1. True 2. False 3. True 4. False 5. True 6. True 7. True 8. False 9. False 10. True

Pencils (1 per student)

 

Projector

BACKGROUND and RATIONALE:

Students will be able to understand and remember different facts about the sun.

Academic language is not addressed in IDT 3600.

This is the first in depth lesson about the sun.

After this lesson, the class will learn about the moon and the different planets found in our solar system.

PROCEDURES AND TIMELINE:

It is important to plan differentiated activities and assessment to accommodate students who are not able to meet

expectations of this lesson or special education students.

Introduction: I will begin the class by presenting my own graphic organizer to the students. I will then explain to the students that they will be creating their own graphic organizer after completing a series of interactive learning activities. I will then go over the rubric for the graphic organizer.

Procedures:

 

Research: 45 Minutes

Teacher Procedures:

 
  • 1. I will assign each student to a laptop.

  • 2. I will give each student and rubric.

  • 3. I will be walking around answering questions and assisting students.

 

Student Procedures:

 
  • 1. Each student will be assigned a laptop.

  • 2. Each student will receive a rubric and begin going through the interactive learning activities.

  • 3. Students will take notes while going through the activities.

Graphic Organization: 45 Minutes

 

Teacher Procedure:

 
  • 1. I will have my example of the graphic organizer on the projector for students to view at all times.

  • 2. I will be actively assisting students while they are working.

  • 3. I will remind students of what is required in their graphic organizer.

 

Students Procedures:

 
  • 1. Students will create a graphic organizer.

  • 2. Students will save their work to the computer when they are finished.

 

Quiz: 30 Minutes

Teacher Procedures:

 
  • 1. I will give each student a quiz and a pencil.

  • 2. I will actively monitor the students while they are taking their quizzes.

  • 3. I will collect and grade the quizzes when everyone is finished.

 

Student Procedures:

 
  • 1. Students will complete their quiz and turn it over when they are finished.

  • 2. Once students are finished, they will select a book from the book shelf to read until all of the students are done.

Closure:

To the complete this lesson, I will show the students a video to recap what they have learned.

ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE:

Graphic Organizer Rubric

Criteria

10 Points

8 Points

6 Points

4 Points

Content

Students fully understand a variety of facts about the

Students understand some facts about the sun.

Students only understand a few facts about the sun.

Student do not understand any facts about the sun.

sun.

Facts

Graphic organizer includes 5 facts and 20 sub-facts.

Graphic organizer includes at 5 facts and some sub-facts.

Graphic organizer includes 5 facts, but no sub-facts.

Graphic organizer does not include all 5 facts and no sub-

facts.

Images

Graphic organizer include 5 images.

Graphic organizer includes 3 or 4

Graphic organizer includes 1 or 2

Graphic organizer does not include any

images.

images.

images.

Organization

Graphic organizer is easy to read and is

Graphic organizer is well organized but is

Graphic organizer is easy to read but not

Graphic organizer is not easy to read or

organized.

not easy to read.

well organized.

well organized.

Creativity

Graphic organizer includes different shapes and colors for

Graphic organizer includes different shapes and colors for

Graphic organizer includes different shapes or colors for

Graphic organizer does not have different shapes or

every fact.

some facts.

some facts.

colors.

Grade: 50/50

MODIFICATIONS:

If students do not master the objectives, I will give a lecture in order to review the facts about the sun that I found to be most important.

If students are ready for enrichment activities, I will have them make a Power Point or short essay about the sun to explore their knowledge of the sun more in depth.