Lesson Plans - Jennifer Possanza English 400 April 21, 2011...

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Jennifer Possanza English 400 April 21, 2011 Subject: English Language Arts Title: Indian Culture Grade Level: 2nd Grade Duration: 30 minutes Content: The main content area of this lesson is to learn a part of the Muslim culture through vocabulary words by reading, Mama’s Saris by Pooja Makhijani . Along with this, students will able to evaluate their own traditions about their culture. This lesson can also be applied to other subject areas such as social studies and learning about the Indian culture. Purpose/Goals: Students will learn more about Indian culture through literature. Students will be able to apply the vocabulary learned to their own lives. The goals of this lesson are important because they will be learning how to apply vocabulary words from another culture to their own traditions and will strengthen their understanding of the Indian culture Being able to apply the vocabulary learned through the story will give the students a better understanding of part of the Indian culture and will be able to apply that to their own values and traditions. Being able to learn about another culture will give students a better understanding of their classmates and will build a classroom community between all students including ELL.
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Students will learn a deeper understanding of the Indian culture through taking the vocabulary words used in the story. Students will write their own story about their own culture or family traditions. State and National Standards: This lesson fulfills the Michigan Department of Education standards for second grade English Language Arts through understanding the meaning of words and phrases in a story and by being able to compose a piece of writing with appropriate grammar and spelling. The following standards are applicable to this lesson: R.WS.02.11 in context, determine the meaning of words and phrases including objects, actions, concepts, content vocabulary, and literary terms, using strategies and resources including context clues, mental pictures, and questioning W.PR.02.05 draft a coherent piece with appropriate grammar, usage, mechanics, and temporary spellings This lesson also applies to the NCTE/IRA standards 1, 3, and 9 for the English Language Arts. For Standard 1, students will be able to read a story to acquire new information in order to understand themselves more and other cultures in the United States. There will be a form of comprehension in order for the students to understand the text in order to appreciate it to incorporate it into their lives. For Standard 3, reading a book about another culture will allow students to be able to practice their understanding of language groups and different dialects across cultures. Standard 9 will be addressed through the read aloud where students will be able to gain appreciation of another culture and the language used. Students whose first language is not English may use their native language to develop competency in the ELA and to develop an understanding of other cultures. Assessment:
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ENG 302 taught by Professor Masko during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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