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Direct Instruction Lesson Plan TemplateGeneral Information Lesson Title: Giraffe ProblemsSubject(s): Literacy ThemeGrade/Level/Setting: This lesson is designed for a 3rdgrade class. There are 20 students that are seatedin groups of 4 students per table. The groups will be heterogeneous. The class consists of two studentsof which are English Language Learners, two gifted students, and 1 student with a hearing impairment. There is a smartboard at the front of the classroom and a word wall for students to refer to.Prerequisite Skills/Prior Knowledge:Students need to be able to identify a fiction book and know that a fiction book is made up, and not real. Students need to know that fiction books often are created to evoke emotions. Students need to be able to have active listening skills when listening to the book being read to them. Students should also be able to connect work that is being completed to the book that was read to them. Lastly, students should be able to draw and write basic words and pictures. Standards and Objectives State/National Academic Standard(s):CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. Learning Objective(s): Given a blank piece of paper, students will be able to show an understanding that differences are whatmakes us special (The theme in Giraffe Problems) by drawing three things and writing 2 short sentences for each picture about what makes them different/special. Materials TechnologyGiraffe Problems by Jory JohnSmartboard
Blank White Paper20 pencils20 sets of crayons20 theme worksheets20 animal admirations worksheetsDocument cameraBoth pieces of technology will be used to display the book and worksheets so that all students can clearly see.Language DemandsSpecific ways that academic language(vocabulary, functions, discourse, syntax) is used by students to participate in learning tasks through reading, writing, listening, and/or speaking to demonstrate their understanding. Language Function(s):The content and language focus of the learning task represented by the active verbs within the learning outcomes.