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Lesson Plan Template for Formal Observation

Name: Kalee Alter Date: 2.20.18

Subject of the Lesson: Language and Literacy

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Lesson Objectives:
1. Students will be able to retell a familiar story including 2 key details.
2. Students will be able to notice that words are separated by spaces in the book.
Aligned Common Core Standards:
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.2: With prompting and support, retell familiar
stories, including key details.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.C: Understand that words are separated by
spaces in print.

Time frame: 20-25 minutes

Anticipatory set: Students will come sit on their assigned carpet spot. I will hold the book
and ask the students to identify the front cover, back cover, and spine.

Materials/ Resources:
o Numeroff, L.J., & Bond, F. (2016). If you give a mouse a brownie. NY, NY:
o 1 SmartBoard
o 1 Projector
o 1 AVID mandala drawn on the SmartBoard

o 2 SmartBoard Markers
o Wikihow. (2017, September 14). How to Draw a Mandala. Retrieved February
17, 2018, from
1. I will read the book If You Give a Mouse a Brownie by Laura Numeroff to the
2. I will stop periodically to ask questions like:
a. How does the character look on this page? Happy or sad?
b. What is happening on this page?
c. Are the words squished together or are there spaces separating them?
3. At the end of the book, I will ask the students to orally tell me the main idea of the
4. I will give the students 30 seconds to use the Think- Pair- Share strategy with their
carpet square partner to discuss the 2 key details of the story.
5. We will regroup as a whole class to share the key details that they came up with
while talking to their partners.
6. As a class, we will fill in the AVID mandala on the SmartBoard.
7. I will call on students to tell me the main ideas and the key details they came up
after talking to their partner.
8. I will ask the students to remind me of the title of the book, which I will write in
the center circle of the mandala.
9. I will then call on students to tell me the main ideas and key details from the story,
which will go in the squares around the center circle.

Technology Considerations for the Leaners: I will have the projector connected to the
SmartBoard to create the mandala on.

Adaptations for Students with Special Needs: The student who sits in the front row
closest to the blue bench has a behavioral aid he is always next to. The behavioral aid will
sit on the bench. This student may need several reminders to stay focused on the book
and the SmartBoard. For my students with speech challenges, I will have them practice
articulating their sounds while we are discussing and writing on the board. I will have
the students who wear glasses sit towards the front in order to see the SmartBoard better.

Adaptations for Gifted/Talented Students:

I will ask the gifted students to incorporate adjectives when identifying the main and key
details when we are completing the class mandala.

As a class, we will have a conversation to review the main idea and key details we put on
the mandala.

Reflection: I will attach my reflection to my weekly journal.

Assessment for lesson (Student Performance):
I will create a checklist with all the students’ names on it. I will check off when each
student participates, if they could tell me the main idea of the story and the key details. I
will fill this chart in after the lesson is complete.
Student’s Name Participated Orally retells story with main idea Notices words
And with 2 key details are separated by spaces