Claflin University School of Education - - - EDUC 450 Reflective Lesson Plan Model Name: Peter-Ra’Nard Commodore Date: November 09, 2011 PART I: PLANNING How is the weather? Title of Lesson
Is this lesson original idea? If not, from what source did I borrow this lesson? This is my original idea

Source Science Subject Area (s) 2nd Grade Level 2-3.5 Use pictorial weather symbols to record observable sky condition Curriculum Standards Description and Background Information
What will students experience during the lesson? What is the content to be taught? We will look at the forecast on the internet for the Orangeburg area. After that we will talk about what a forecast is and how it is used. Once we have done that, the students will then create their very own forecast using the different weather symbols that we have talked about. It will be on the four day forecast.


What will I need to teach this lesson? What do students need to participate? Internet Crayons Paper Pencil What will students be able to do at the conclusion of this lesson? The students will be able to use pictorial weather symbols to record observable sky conditions in order to better understand their local weather report. How will I vary these objectives for students who do not understand the material? How will I vary these objectives for students who have already mastered the concept? How will I vary these objectives for students who are presently learning English? The student will be able to draw at least two different weather symbols on their forecast.

Lesson Objectives Varying Objectives for Individuals Needs

How will I find out what students already know about this topic? I will draw 2weather symbols on the board and allow the students to tell me what they mean. If they were to see it on the news, what do they think the picture will tell me about the weather for the day. What will I do to make a connection between students and this lesson? I will get the students to stand up behind their seats. I will call different weather conditions in like a story and they will act it out. Ex. “I will be going to my aunt’s house this afternoon and the forecast says that it is supposed to rain show me what I will need.” From this I will ask them how I was able to find the out the forecast for the day. What will I say to explain the importance of learning this lesson? “Every day and all day, weather changes. Weather constantly changes. We look at the news to find out what the weather will be for the morning, afternoon and night. On the forecast, there will be weather symbols that will tell you what the weather will be for that day. If you can read the weather symbols, you will be able to tell someone what the forecast will be like. We are going to learn how to read the weather symbols, so that you will be able to tell your parents what the weather will be for that day and show them that you can be smart like the weatherman on TV.” What will I do to show students what is expected? We will go on and discuss the weather symbols represented on the forecast. I will then go on to show the five day forecast and explain what it is used for. With that I will go into what we will be doing. What will we do together as they learn how to succeed at the new task? We will take the time to fold the papers together as a class, each section. After they have done that, I will explain to them what we need to do. The weather symbols that some of the classmates put on the board will still be on the board so that the students can refer back to it. I will show them an example of what it should look like using the Lumens lamp and SmartBoard. They will then create their own including the high and low What will I ask to know if students understand so far?



Statement of Purpose

Teacher Modeling or Demonstration

Guided Practice

Checking for Understanding

I will draw a symbol on the board and ask the students what it means. I will then call a few students up on the board to draw certain weather symbols such as: partly cloudy, mostly sunny, rainy etc. For those who are doing the drawing, I will then ask the other classmates if the pictures are what they are supposed to be. What will students do to internalize the knowledge? The students will create their very own four day forecast.

Independent Practice Assessment Closure Extension Activities Technology PART III: REFLECTION
Describe the strengths of my instructional techniques, strategies and classroom management. Describe the strengths of student engagement. They were able to create the weather and do what I asked. I see that the directions I gave a how I What can students do at home or in the classroom to apply the knowledge or skills? Watch the weather report How is technology meaningful to this lesson? We will use the internet to view the forecast. The forecast will be shown on the SmartBoard. What will students do to demonstrate what they have learned? I will walk around the class to assess the students. They must have a weather symbol to tell the reader what the weather will be like. They also need to add a high and a low. How will I conclude the lesson and relate it to future experiences? I will call some students to the front to share their forecast.


modeled it helped tremendously. They were focused while they were creating their own forecast. Describe the weaknesses of my instructional techniques, strategies and classroom management. Describe the weaknesses of student engagement. The students were talking while their classmates were presenting.

What specifically can I do to improve?

Suggestions for Improvement