Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lesson Plan for a Model Lesson - It worked for me!

This is a model lesson that I gave a while ago to get a job in a school.  
 

 Find a paragraph on a current event, add in vocabulary words
and you are all set!

Good luck!

Lesson Plan Outline
Rachael Orbach

Level   Intermediate 3rd Stage                Grade   7th                                    Feb 29

Domain(s)  Access to Information

Purpose of Lesson: (General Aims)
Reading Comprehension of  text, analysis of  paragraph structure.

Lesson Benchmarks(s): (indicators of progress within each domain)
Understand the main idea and supporting details in this text, using this knowledge to answer questions about the text.

Materials:
Handout, of a paragraph from a newspaper, with questions, white board, markers, students'  notebooks to write answers to questions.

Activities

Stage
Description
Time

Set Induction
What makes a great paragraph?  How do you know that the paragraph is interesting?   
What associations?  How does it affect you?  
5 minutes
Practise (Groups, Pairs, Individuals
 The teacher reads the paragraph, asks questions about it,
15 minutes
Production
 Students answer the questions on the handout working quietly, Then teacher asks for the answers writing on the board.
15 minutes
Closure
Students summarize the text
5 minutes


Anticipated Problems and possible solutions

Vocabulary is too hard.  Have students look up words in dictionary.

Students don’t have dictionaries.  Teacher gives the definitions of hard words. 










Introduction: Paragraphs.

Make a list of elements that make writing interesting:

  1. ________________________________________

  1. _________________________________________

  1. __________________________________________

  1. _________________________________________

  1. __________________________________________


 Put in the paragraph here:  



  1. How does the first sentence of the paragraph grab your attention?

_____________________________________________________________________________________
    
  1. A topic sentence give the main idea of a paragraph.  What is the topic sentence of this paragraph?

_____________________________________________________________________________________

  1. How would you state the main idea of the paragraph?

_____________________________________________________________________________________

           
  1. What is the function of sentence 2?

_____________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What details does the author give?

_____________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the conclusion of the article?

_____________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Summarize the paragraph in your own words.

_____________________________________________________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________________


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