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Student Melissa Bellomo Professor Mary Brower


Course EDU 527 02 Date May 3, 2017
Grade Second Topic Lifecycles Content Area Science

INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVE

After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and viewing a video on the life cycle of
a butterfly, students will complete a quiz on Quizizz answering at least 4 out of 5 questions
correctly.

NYS-CCLS / +NYS STANDARDS AND INDICATORS

ELA and Literacy Standard (NYS-CCLS):


Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate
understanding of key ideas in a text.
Indicator: This will be evident when students discuss and answer questions from the
book and video.

ISTE Standards:
Empowered Learner: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving,
and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
Indicator: This will be evident when students complete a quiz on Quizizz using iPads or
computers.

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, a SMART Board, iPads, computers, paper plates, pasta, glue,
construction paper, scissors and markers will be used in this lesson.

MOTIVATION

The lesson will begin with a read aloud with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar followed by a
video about the life cycle of a butterfly.

DEVELOPMENTAL PROCEDURES

1. Students will gather around for a read aloud. The teacher will begin reading The Very

Hungry Caterpillar. (Why do you think the caterpillar got a stomachache? What do you

think will happen when the caterpillar breaks out of the cocoon?)

2. After reading the book the class will start a discussion. (What did the caterpillar eat

first? What made the caterpillar feel much better? What did the caterpillar build around

himself? When did the caterpillar come out of the cocoon? Which part comes

first? Which part is last?)

3. After a short discussion, the students will watch a video on the life cycle of a butterfly

from YouTube (Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly).

4. Students will go back to their desk and complete a Quizizz answering 5 questions from

an iPad or computer.

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

Discussion
Indicator: This will be evident when students participate in a class discussion answering
questions related to the book and video.
Questioning
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Indicator: This will be evident when students answer a variety of questions based on
Blooms Taxonomy.

ADAPTATIONS

The student who is an English Language Learner will be provided with a sheet containing visuals
and content specific vocabulary words prior to the lesson.

DIFFERENTIATION OF INSTRUCTION

Struggling Students
Students will work on a worksheet to match the life cycles to pictures.

Average Students
Students will work on a fill in the blank worksheet.

Advanced Students
Students will create their own book about the life cycles of a butterfly.

ASSESSMENT

Students will complete a quiz on Quizizz answering at least 4 out of 5 questions correctly.

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Following the lesson, students will create a project including the key components of the life
cycle of a butterfly.

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES: DIRECT TEACHER INTERVENTION AND


ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

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Direct Teacher Intervention
The teacher and student will work together on an interactive website
(https://www.Sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/life_cycle/butterfly_lifecycle.html).

Academic Enrichment
Students will work collaboratively to create a big poster to hang up in the classroom representing
the four life cycles of a butterfly.

REFERENCES

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Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=7AUeM8MbaIk

Bellomo, M. (n.d) Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz (Quizizz)


https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/58e51699d957de9d3b991db0

Carle, E. (1983). The very hungry caterpillar. New York: Philomel Books.

Science for Kids


https://www.Sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/life_cycle/butterfly_lifecycle.html

Turtle Diary Educational Computer Games Online. (n.d.)


https://www.turtlediary.com/worksheets.html

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