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ED 345 Calvin College Teacher Intern Lesson Plan Template

Teacher Intern: Danchao Zhang Date: April 19, 2018

Grade Level: 3rd/4th Subject/ Topic: Bible
Approx. time spent planning this lesson: 4 hrs
Main Focus: David trusted in God and defeated Goliath
Brief Context: the third lesson about David. Students already knew this story.
Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills: having learned the previous two lessons about David.
Objectives: [Indicate connections to applicable national or state standards.]
1. Students will be able to understand the mainline of the story.
2. Students will learn to trust in God in their own situations.
Assessment: [Formative and Summative]
Students’ answers after the story.
Worldview Integration: It’s a bible lesson.
Instructional Resources: pictures for new words and Goliath, shadow puppetry materials (projector
cover),computer for cheering sound, masking tape

Universal Design for Learning Networks/Domains (see UDL Guidelines)

Multiple Means of Representation Multiple Means of Expression Multiple Means of Engagement
Options for Perception Options for action/interaction Options for recruiting interest

Options for Language/Symbols Options for Expression Options for Sustaining Effort &
Shadow puppetry
Options for Comprehension Options for Executive Function Options for Self-Regulation
Pictures and shadow puppetry


COVENANT MANAGEMENT: [Relationship & community building. Note any specific ways in which you plan to build or
strengthen relationships and community – student-student & teacher - student.]
CONDUCT MANAGEMENT: [Behavioral expectations, strategies to encourage self-regulation, etc.]
Identify at least 2 ways you will gain whole group attention: sing a tune. Call 123
Strategies you intend to use to redirect individual students: call their names, stand nearby them

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: [Note any specific ways you will use the environment to contribute to the learning.]
Sitting on the rug first, then sit by their tables when watching shadow puppetry.


Motivation/Opening/Intro: [Think creatively about how to engage your students into the content.]
1. Write the word champion 冠军on the board. Ask students what that word means.
2. Read the entry for champions. Notes: Goliath’s height- 274; David’s height-158. Describe Goliath using words below
and a picture:
3. Ask students what the advantages and disadvantages of having a champion to represent an army would have been.
4. Introduce new words with pictures:
蔑视:小看,一个人觉得自己比别人好。 大象看蚂蚁
5. Review previously learned words:
战场 攻击 军营 巨人
Development: [It may help to number your steps with corresponding times. Think about what your students are doing!]
1. Act out the story using shadow puppets with a script.
2. Ask the following questions:
a. Why were the Israelites so frightened, even though God was on their side?
b. Why were the Philistines so brave?为什么非利士人这么大胆?
c. What made David a true champion? (David relied on God. He didn’t try to be anything other than the person
God had made him to be.) 什么让大卫成为真正的冠军?
Closure: [What will you SAY to emphasize the most important aspect of your lesson?]
Ask how David shows his trust in God throughout this famous story. 大卫在这个故事的始终是怎么信靠神的?(he
obeys his father, ignores the taunts of his brothers, is angered by defiance against God, shows bravery, does not try to
be someone he is not, and gives God the glory for the victory) Ask students in what situations someone their age might
show the same trust. 你们可以怎么样在你们的生活中像大卫那样信靠神?


[Please note recent evidence of your efforts as a professional.]
spend a lot of time preparing for this lesson.

This is my original lesson plan. But when I was teaching this lesson, considering students’ pre-assessment result, I
introduced most of the new vocabs and told students more details about the story after I showed the story using
shadow puppetry. Because of the limited time (or maybe because of my poor management of the pacing), we didn’t
get chance to have some time quiet down and think about the follow-up questions. This is a big loss of this lesson.
Next time, when I teach, I need to pay close attention to the pacing and leave enough time for the end quiet-down
reflection time.