Key Explorer Vocabulary

Unit Topic/Title: Early European Explorers

Lesson Plan Number & Title: Lesson Plan #1: Key Explorer Vocabulary

Indiana Academic Standards:

English/Language Arts

5. RV. 3.2 Determine the meaning of general academic and content-specific words and phrases in a nonfiction text relevant to a fifth grade topic or text.

5.RV.2.5 Consult reference materials, both print and digital (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus), to find the pronunciation and clarify the precise meanings of words and phrases.

5.SL.2.3 Establish and follow agreed-upon rules for discussion.

Content Covered:

Students will be introduced to key vocabulary that they will be repeatedly exposed to during the unit. This lesson permits students the opportunity to determine the meaning
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They understand that the expectation is that you react positively or do not react at all. This will help to eliminate negative reactions that might include negative or hurtful verbal or nonverbal communication.

Following this, the class will proactively discuss what it should look and sound like while in groups. That way the expectations are clear; thus, decreasing the chance of behavioral issues and increase the opportunity to cultivate learning through social interaction. Should behavioral issues occur, I will first use my withitness to assess why there is undesirable behavior, then redirect the behavior to ensure group success. If a child continues to misbehave, he or she will have a logical consequence for his or her actions.

In order to elicit student attention at the end of group work, I will clap, and then students will clap as well. This will let them know that I will be giving them a message. How will you plan for varied grouping and transitions between activities? What other behavioral issues might arise based on your plan of presentation for this lesson? How can you be proactive in anticipating problem areas and then be able to avoid them
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What have you done to meet the needs of kinesthetic learners?

Should a student struggle to write, he or she will be required to use a dictation program in order to verbally express what they have learned.

In order to increase participation amongst students who have an IEP or other factors that negatively impact their ability to learn, will be provided with a number of opportunities to increase learning. First, the teacher will work with the students to ensure understanding of the directions. Second, the teacher will allow those students to demonstrate their understanding by drawing pictures or using a dictation tool. It is important that those with attention issues find strategies to follow along while reading. One way to increase success with reading is to use an easy reader to keep one’s place while reading. The kinesthetic learner will be permitted to sit on a yoga ball while reading, in addition to using designated movement space to complete the written portion of the assignment. Those students will also be permitted to take breaks after short periods of work

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