Lesson Planning Waynesburg University Writing the lesson plan: Translating thoughts into a plan of action _____________________________________________

Pennsylvania Academic Standard(s) addressed during this lesson: (Provide Standard number and statement) 1.4.11.B: Write complex informational pieces (e.g. research papers, literary analytical essays, evaluations) 1.4.11.C: Write persuasive pieces.

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Organize ideas and appeals in a sustained and effective fashion. Use specific rhetorical devices and persuasive strategies to support assertions. Clarify and defend positions with precise and relevant evidence, including facts, expert opinions, quotations, expressions of commonly accepted beliefs, and logical reasoning. Address readers’ concerns, counterclaims, biases, and expectations.

Lesson Objective(s) (Stated in observable and measurable terms) Following a viewing of a short clip of “Paying it Forward” the students will choose a community service project and begin the prewrite phase of writing to begin a persuasive essay. Assessment Plan (What will be done to determine if lesson objectives have been met?) To ensure that all students complete this assignment, they will be required to stay after school on Wednesdays in order to complete all elements of the assignment. Materials: Computer Library Research Database PreWrite Outline Instructions for Assignment Highlighters Inclusion Techniques for Students with Special Needs: The students that have writing goals and needs accommodations with writing assignments will receive small group instruction a day prior to the assignment to introduce the essay. They will also be given extended time to organize their thoughts, and write their rough draft. Several students may also need assistance in locating and citing quotations to integrate into their papers. They will also need assistance contacting the various volunteer organizations that the community service portion of the this paper/project is based. Enrichment Techniques: There is not a need to enrich this portion of the project. Today’s lesson is the first lesson in getting started. Lesson Differentiation (What modifications/accommodations will be made to ensure that ALL students have access to and are able to participate in the lesson): The students who have difficulty locating sources from different mediums will not be limited to a certain number of resources per medium.

There will be allowances for spelling, grammar errors when assessing the rough draft and the students will not be penalized for these errors until revised in final draft phase.

Lesson Presentation
Introduction/Motivational Activities/Anticipatory Set: Students will watch the short utube video clip of “Pay it Forward.” Following the video, we will discuss what pay it forward means and begin to brainstorm ways that we can offer to volunteer in our community to help others need it. Detailed Teaching Sequence: (Provide sufficient detail that would enable a substitute to effectively present this lesson. Bulleted statements are preferred) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. After brainstorming ideas for a community service project, explain the 3 components of the paper/project. Students should know that they will currently begin to contact a community program, etc. that they will base their project on. At this time, they will only set up a mentor and decide on a program. The students will then begin today’s portion of this project. After discussing reasons for problems such as poverty, autism, etc., the students will complete the graphic organizer together as we go over it in class. The students must identify an “essential question” such as “What can I do to help children who have to be in the hospital during the holidays?” My example was a “Presents for Patients” idea Next, the students must list 3 reasons that this problem exists. They must then list 3 solutions to help with this problem. After they have completed these sections of the organizer, they need to write a thesis that will be used in a persuasive research paper that they will begin in the library tomorrow. Guided Practice/Independent Practice/Assessment Activities This is the beginning lesson to a community service project/paper and the students will be assessed daily, at short deadlines where they will earn points for having each step of the process completed by the end of class. Closure: At the end of the lesson, review some of the students’ ideas and reasons/solutions to help. Ask if anyone has any questions. Make sure that by the end of class, everyone has chosen a project and completed the organizer.