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Claflin University School of Education

EDUC 450: Professional Clinical Practice
Reflective Lesson Plan Model

Name: Quincy Agnew Date:

PART I: PLANNING
PERSON-ification

Title of Lesson
Is this lesson original idea? If not, from what source did I borrow this lesson?
Created in cooperation with my cooperating teacher.

Source
ELA
Subject Area (s)
3rd
Grade Level
3.2 Employ metaphor, imagery, personification, and
hyperbole when appropriate to impact the audience.
(Curriculum Standards)

Describe the lesson’s activities and content to provide a clear overview of the lesson.

Description and Background Students will watch a flocabulary video through one time and then again with pauses for
Information reiteration. I will use “candles dance in the wind” and asked students what is going on, and
ask could that really happen? I will break down “The wind whispered to the flowers” and
identify the personifying word(s) and how this is a human action. I will ask for the definition
of personification. I will ask for three examples of personification and then have another
students identify the personifying word in the example.Students will write 10 sentences
correctly using personification with the personifying word underlined. Students will
rewatch video and the personification common objects in the classroom.Assessment is
worksheet (graded).

What will students be able to do at the conclusion of this lesson? Make sure that your
Lesson Objectives objective(s) are measurable.
The learner will be able to identify personifying words in a sentence/phrase with 100%
accuracy. The students will be able to personify a common everyday item with 80%
accuracy.
How will I vary these objectives for students who do not understand the material?
Students will be able to define personification and identify personifying words with 80%
accuracy
Varying Objectives for How will I vary these objectives for students who have already mastered the
Individuals Needs concept?students will be able to personify unusual items with 80% accuracy

How will I vary these objectives for students who are presently learning English? Students
will be able to define personification and point out pictures of personification with
80%accuracy

Why is it important for the students to learn this content?
Students need to know how to personify items when looking to enhance their writing and
Statement of Purpose also to be able to comprehend other writing prose that includes personification,

What materials and supplies are needed to help your students achieve the stated
objectives?
Materials and Resources What will the teacher need? What will the students need? What other resources are
needed? Will you use resource speakers?
cleartouch board, paper, pencil, worksheet, talking ball.
What will you do to motivate the students and get their attention? What is the “hook”
Anticipatory Set that will serve as a focus for the lesson’s activities?

Students will watch a flocabulary video through one time and then again with pauses for
reiteration.

Part II: IMPLEMENTATION

How will I find out what students already know about this topic?
I will use “candles dance in the wind” and asked students what is going on, and ask could
Pre-assessment that really happen?

What will I do to show students what is expected?

Teacher Modeling or I will break down “The wind whispered to the flowers” and identify the personifying word(s)
Demonstration and how this is a human action.
What will we do together as they learn how to succeed at the new task?
The students and I will go through flocabulary video and break down all phrases used with
Guided Practice each student completing a think-a-loud as though explain the personifying word.

ATTACH ALL PRACTICES (GUIDED / INDEPENDENT & ASSESSMENT) TO LESSON PLAN.
What questions will you ask to determine if students understand so far? What techniques
or strategies will be used to determine if students understand so far? I will ask for the
Checking for Understanding definition of personification. I will ask for three examples of personification and then have
another students identify the personifying word in the example.
What will students do by themselves to show that they have internalized the knowledge?

ATTACH ALL PRACTICES (GUIDED / INDEPENDENT & ASSESSMENT) TO LESSON PLAN.
Independent Practice Students will write 10 sentences correctly using personification with the personifying word
underlined.
How will I conclude the lesson and relate it to future experiences? How will you wrap up
the lesson to reinforce concepts taught during the lesson?
Closure Students will rewatch video and the personification common objects in the classroom.

What will students do to demonstrate what they have learned?

Assessment ATTACH ALL PRACTICES (GUIDED / INDEPENDENT & ASSESSMENT) TO LESSON PLAN.
(attach to lesson plan) Assessment is verbal(results of the closing activity)
What can students do at home or in the classroom to apply the knowledge or skills? How
could you use your colleagues or community agencies to improve student performance?
Extension Activities
Take notice of things on a car ride and how that thing or action could be personified

How will you use technology to assist students with learning the concepts? What technology will you
use to enhance the delivery and comprehension of your content? The cleartouch board will serve as
Technology technology as we reinforce information with video while allowing students to break down phrases on
the board.
How will you connect this lesson with other content areas across the curriculum?

The Arts: Drawing the personifying action

Connection Across the Health: speaking about plants/trees
Curriculum
Physical Education:

PART III: REFLECTION ( Complete JOURNAL RESPONSE after individual lesson
presentation responding to three items below.) ** Submit next class after presentation.

Describe the strengths of your instructional techniques, strategies and classroom management.
Describe the strengths of student engagement.
My instructional strategies were good as there was a lot of discourse and ideas bouncing
Strengths around in the class. Due to the video and the repeated return to it classroom management was
absolutely no problem. Student engagement was great because they got to come up with examples and
made the content relevant to “Orangeburgeans”
Describe the weaknesses of your instructional techniques, strategies and classroom management.
Describe the weaknesses of student engagement.
One weakness was that some students didn’t seem to fully grasp the concept early on and some of the
Weaknesses discourse was lost to them and would slightly inhibit their engagement.

What would you change when teaching this lesson again?
Suggestions for I would definitely do a deeper check for understanding earlier in the lesson
Improvement
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