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Lesson Plan Name: Missy Tucker

Grade Level: 3rd

Date: 9-8-11

Group size: 6

Lesson Topic: Guided Reading: Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield by Theodore Stevenson Objectives: The student will use their comprehension skills to answer questions about the story. GLE’s:     

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Decode words using knowledge of base words, root words, and common prefixes and suffixes (ELA-1-E1) Decode similar words using knowledge of basic syllabication rules (ELA-1-E1) Determine meanings of unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies including, knowledge of context clues (ELA-1-E1). Identify story elements including theme, conflict, character traits, feelings, and motivation (ELA-1-E4). Demonstrate understanding by summarizing stories and information, including the main events or ideas and selected details from the text in oral and written responses (ELA-1E5). Connect ideas, events, and information identified in grade appropriate texts to prior knowledge and life experiences in oral and written responses (ELA-1-E6). Demonstrate oral reading fluency of at least 110 words per minute in 3rd grade text with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression (ELA-1-E7).

Teacher Materials:  Information strips  Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield by Theodore Stevenson Student Materials:  pencil Lesson Procedure and Activities: Introduction:  Begin lesson by asking the group to go on a picture walk.  Have the students look through the book silently by themselves.  Ask the students: What do you think this book is going to be about? What makes you think that? What genre do you think this book might be? Why do you think it is that genre? Mini Lesson:  Hand out questions to the students.  Read the questions aloud to each student.  Tell the students that they are going to read the book silently, and answer the question.


Inform the students that good readers look for information in the text to support their answers. Whisper read:  Have students whisper read.  Assist students who need help during this time.  Listen to the students read aloud. Closure:  Have students finish reading and begin writing down answers to their questions.  Tell students that they will have time to finish reading and answering their questions the next time you meet with them.  Have students turn in their questions and books, and excuse them from the table. Accommodations/Modifications:  Individually listen to each child read  Provide information strips to each child to keep them focused during reading.  Help individual children with their specific needs


Lesson Plan Name: Missy Tucker Grade Level: 3rd Date: 9-12-11 Group size: 6 Lesson Topic: Guided Reading: Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield by Theodore Stevenson Objectives: The student will use their comprehension skills to answer questions about the story. GLE’s:  Decode words using knowledge of base words, root words, and common prefixes and suffixes (ELA-1-E1)  Decode similar words using knowledge of basic syllabication rules (ELA-1-E1)  Determine meanings of unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies including, knowledge of context clues (ELA-1-E1).  Identify story elements including theme, conflict, character traits, feelings, and motivation (ELA-1-E4).  Demonstrate understanding by summarizing stories and information, including the main events or ideas and selected details from the text in oral and written responses (ELA-1E5).  Connect ideas, events, and information identified in grade appropriate texts to prior knowledge and life experiences in oral and written responses (ELA-1-E6).  Demonstrate oral reading fluency of at least 110 words per minute in 3rd grade text with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression (ELA-1-E7). Teacher Materials:  Information strips  Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield by Theodore Stevenson Student Materials:  pencil Lesson Procedure and Activities: Introduction:  Hand out the questions to the students and explain that they will have a couple of more minutes to finish reading the story and writing their answers on the information strips. Mini Lesson:  Re-hand out questions to the students.  Remind the students that good readers look for information in the text to support their answers.  If the student has completely finished answering the question give the student a new question to work on.  If two or more students have finished writing their answers, tell them to switch information stripes and add more detail to their friend’s answer.  Have the students read the questions aloud, and report their answers to the group.  Scaffold the child to give more detailed answers.


Give the other students in the group the opportunity to say their own thoughts about each question. Closure:  Ask students if they enjoyed reading this book. Ask them why or why not they did or did not enjoy the book. Accommodations/Modifications:  Individually listen to each child read  Provide scaffolding to students to further their thinking.  Help individual children with their specific needs


Information strips

Why wasn’t Clara allowed to join the Union army?

How is this different from today?

How did Clara help out the Union Army?

How can you help support the army today?

What type of person is Clara?

Do you know someone who is like Clara? How are they similar?


What job did Clara have before she went to the battlefield?

Do you know someone with a similar job?

Why do you think Clara Barton gave food to the enemy soldiers?

Have you ever been nice to someone who was mean to you?

What types of activities did Clara like to do as a child?

Do you like to do like the same activities as Clara?


Did you enjoy this story? Name:

yes

no

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