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Students Create their Own Books

Blue Book, Turning

SIMPLIFIED LESSON PLAN
SUBJECT: ESL                                    
GRADE(S): Mixed As                          
TEACHER: Cousin                                 
DATE: 02/24/04
PERIOD/BLOCK: 5
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 9
 
LESSON TOPIC: Jobs
 
SOL OBJECTIVES: 2.8d The student will locate information in reference materials. Use available technology.
 
UNIT TITLE: Careers
 
UNIT GOALS ADDRESSED: Be able to discuss your future career
 
RATIONALE FOR THE LESSON: Teach the students how to organize the information they have researched about their future careers
 
STUDENT OBJECTIVES: SWBAT - organize information about and discuss their future careers
 
ASSESSMENT/LEARNER OUTCOMES
  1. FORMAL: The students will each create a simple book that describes their future career
  2. INFORMAL: Questioning and observations as they research their careers and create their books

MATERIALS/TECHNOLOGY

  1. STUDENT MATERIALS: Paper, colored pencils or markers, information about their careers
  2. TEACHER MATERIALS: Rubric, example of the book, model storyboard, blank storyboards

METHODS/PROCEDURES

  1. ENTRY:
    • Journal writing: The students write about an assigned topic. This calms them down after lunch and helps focus them on their task.
  2. LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
    • After journal writing, I will go over the agenda for the day and set the goal of creating a book.
    • After five minutes of writing, I will introduce the activity. I will show them my storyboard.
    • I will explain that it is used to create the ideas for the book before the book is written.
    • I will have the students take out the information they researched about their career.
    • I will hand out blank storyboards and model for the students how I created my storyboard.
    • The students will then create their own storyboards using the information from their research.
    • I will show them the example of the book. 
    • I will hand out a copy of my book and the rubric.
    • I will also hand out a copy of  written instructions for making the book. The students are familiar with the the program for making the book.
    • I will answer any questions they may have.
    • The students will move into the computer lab to begin working on their books.
  3. CLOSURE:
    • I will ask the students what the goal for the day was and if they felt we made progress toward accomplishing it.

DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: I will give each student a copy of my example and written instructions to help those that work better from models than from written instructions and vice versa.

 

NOTES:

This lesson plan was used as an assessment to see how much the students understood and how well they had learned to organize information.