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SPED 875 Lesson Plan Template

Lesson Plan Template

Unit Title Social Skills: Gratitude
Subject Area Writing & Computer Technology
Lesson Title How to use music and computer programs to learn social skills.
Length of Lesson 35 minutes
Audience Description Number of students: 20
Race: Various ethnicities
English Language Proficiency: yes
Gender: varies
Exceptionalities: 1
Cultural Considerations: yes
Other information: The students come from diverse backgrounds, which is why I make a
conscious effort to display multicultural images and names in our assignments.
IEP Goals (where When given a worksheet students will demonstrate the understanding of gratitude. STUDENTS
available) will write complete sentences about gratitude in 4 out of 5 trials.
Given within the reading material, STUDENTS will provide definitions of social skills in at least
3 out of 4 trials.
Objectives All students can identify gratitude.
Most students will write about gratitude.
Some students will be able to create a digital world that depicts gratitude.



Assessment (formative The assessments will be given in a whole group format as a quick check. The assessments will
and/or summative) also be given in a center format to provide the students with choices.
Center 1: Digital Sentence Review
Center 2: Coloring and Writing Social Skills
Center 3: Keyboarding (
Center 4: Feelings (
Resources (texts,
technology, materials, Gratitude worksheet
etc.) Technology:, writing software, social skills software, music
Teacher laptop
Student computers
LCD Projector
pencils, markers, and crayons

Incorporation of other Other subjects being covered during the lesson are: literature, writing, science, and art
subject areas
Introduction # of minutes:___2___
(Anticipatory set,
thinking device, advance Today we are going to discuss gratitude. Using your thumb show me how much you
know about gratitude.
organizer, lesson
“hook”) We are going to watch a video about gratitude, and then we will discuss what we think
about it with a buddy.
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Description Rationale
UDL principle & description (at least 1): Explain your reason for choosing the UDL
Engagement: Students will discuss gratitude with a buddy.
They can also learn additional information
from their peers.

Lesson activities # of minutes:30

(Content, methods,
strategies, procedures,
formative assessment) Students will review gratitude using a teacher directed video.
Students will interview a student about gratitude after the video.
Questions: What are you thankful for?
Why are you thankful for…?
Students will play along with Ms. Hall in going through social situations.
Students will pick centers and complete them for the remaining time in the period (4 choices).
They will be reminded of showing empathy and compassion while working with others.
Student’s Centers:
Center 1: Digital Sentence Review
Center 2: Coloring and Writing Social Skills
Center 3: Keyboarding (
Center 4: Feelings (

Assessments are built into the introduction, centers (formative), and conclusion.

UDL Description Rationale:

Anchoring prior knowledge using imagery

Multiple media via the computer, videos, music, movement, and video
are being utilized

Expression & Provided students alternatives in the requirements for rate, timing,
speed, and range of motor action required to interact with
instructional materials, physical manipulatives, and technologies.

Engagement Provided students with choices on how to reach the objectives

Peer interaction is encouraged during center time; they are aware

that they can work with a buddy and help each other out

Closure # of minutes:____5___

Students are provided with a feedback link and questions they can ask their buddy.

What did you find interesting about the peekaville site?

What do you have questions, comments, or concerns about?
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UDL principle & description (at least 1):

Principle 1) Provide multiple means of representation: To reduce barriers in learning it is

essential to ensure that key information is being taught to accommodate a variety of learners.