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EDU 250

UNIT PLAN - LESSON # ___3______


NAME:

__Angelene Dixon-

Green________________________________________
CLASS/SUBJECT:

______3rd grade /

Reading_______________________________________
___The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

TOPIC:

___________________________
LESSON FORMAT
Focus/Review:
a. Focus (getting
started/warm-up activity)

TODAYS LESSON
a. On today the students will be able
to determine the main idea of a text,
recount the key details and explain
how they support the main idea of the
story The Giving Tree.

TIME
ALLOTTED
5 minutes

b. Review (related to
prior learning)

b. On yesterday, we identified and


described the characters of the story
The Giving Tree. Utilizing your Ipads,
type 3 short sentences describing
each character and email it to me.

INSTRUCTIONAL TECH

Ipad/Internet

NCDPI Standard

RI.3.2. - Determine the main idea of a text; recount


the key details and explain how they support the
main idea.

Introduction/Statement
Learning Objective:

At the conclusion of this lesson, the student will be


able to determine the main idea of a text, recount
the key details and explain how they support the
main idea of the story The Giving Tree.

LESSON
FORMAT
Scaffolded
Instruction:
1. Teacher
Input:
(delivery of
lesson whole
class)

TODAYS LESSON

Using Instructional PowerPoint, the teacher will teach


the students how to recognize main ideas within a
story.
1. Teacher will introduce the concept of Main Idea
by guiding the class discussion in identifying the
main ideas of the story.
2. Teacher will have students write their
suggestions on their IPads and, when called on
by teacher, the student will upload one of the

TIME
ALLOT
TED
15 min

suggestions onto class Smart Panel.


3. Teacher will then have the students evaluate
whether or not the suggestions from the class
are indeed related to Main Idea concepts of the
story.
4. Teacher will erase the suggestions that do not
qualify for Main Idea concepts.
INSTRUCTIO
NAL TECH

Ipads
Smart Panel

2. Guided
learning/pra
ctice:
(Teacher/Stud
ent)

Have students complete a quizlet on their IPad that


will acticvate prior knowledge of the following:
1. Characters
2. Sequence of Story
3. Plot
4. Characteristics/Traits of characters
5. After completing the Quizlet, have them to work
on their Accelerated Reader.

INSTRUCTIO
NAL TECH

IPads

3.
Collaborativ
e
Learning/Pract
ice
(student/stud
ent)

1. Divide the class into groups of 3.


2. Have students in their group go onto the Internet and
download (research) information that supports any
element of the story.
3. Students will use Google Map, Microsoft colleague and
virtual fieldtrip information.

10/60
min

15/60

For example:

If the story takes place in Bermuda, have students


download facts about Bermuda.
They should then use this information to create an
electronic collage.
Upload to Pathbrite.

Exit ticket:
Have students Tweet one thing they learned today regarding
Main Idea of the story.
INSTRUCTIO
NAL TECH

Internet
IPad/Tablet/Laptop
IPhones (Tweet)
Movie about
what we have
learned in the

Movie about
what we have
learned in the

Prepackaged PPT
for them to fill in
what they have

VARK
Visual
Audio
Read
Kinesthetic

Day 3

whole unit.
It will be
completed day
by day.

whole unit.
It will be
completed day
by day.

Include audio,
music,
graphics/picture
s.

Include audio,
music,
graphics/picture
s.

Upload entire
finished movie
to:
Pathbrite
Youtube

Upload entire
finished movie
to:
Pathbrite

Student will
personalize
the SLO.

Student will
personalize
the SLO.

Student will
personalize the
SLO.

At the
conclusion of
this lesson, the
student will be
able to

At the conclusion
of this lesson, the
student will be
able to

At the conclusion
of this lesson,
the student will
be able to
Student
Modification:

Student
Modification:

At the conclusion
of this lesson, I
At the
can
conclusion of
this lesson, I can

learned.
1. Characters
and their Traits
2. Characters
traits contribute
to action of story.
Upload entire
finished PPT w
audio to:
Pathbrite

Student
Modification:
At the conclusion
of this lesson, I
can