Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lesson Plan: Annotated Bibliography

The following lesson teaches annotated bibliographies. This lesson should be used as a minilesson during part of a larger researach unit. The plan includes a worksheet and PowerPoint in the embedded Google Doc.  The lesson was taught to 8th grade Level 2 students. Level 2 students are equivalent to the Level 2 of the RTI scale; they simply need a little more assistance and attention than mainstream students. Although the lesson was taught for a specific grade level, the lesson can be adapted for other grades. The lesson includes a reflection on the instruction that shows the strenghts and weaknesses of the lesson and instruction. Teacher reflections are important, so here is a lesson that includes it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lesson Plan: Shoe Classification

Title: Shoe Classification

Grade Level: 5th Grade (can be adapted for other grade levels)

Subject: Science


  • Students will be able to create a classification flowchart.
  • Students will be able to narrow down objects into as many subgroups as possible.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lesson Plan: Outer Space Vocabulary

The following lesson is a vocabulary lesson intended to be a part of a 3-4 week unit plan on outer space and the solar system.  The lesson is intended for 6th grade, but can be easily adapted for other grade levels.  With this lesson including literary concepts, ideas within this lesson can also be applied to other content.

Title: Outer Space Vocabulary

Subject: Science/Literacy

Grade Level: 6th grade (can be adapted for other grade levels)

Integration of Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to create a booklet on an Outer Space subtopic with definitions, pictures, and examples in groups.

Standards: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.