I. OBJECTIVE: 17 out of 20 learners will demonstrate ability to write a three line poem by completing, in cooperative groups of four students, the poem outline provided by the teacher with 95% accuracy.
II. SET (WHAT): Overhead, overhead transparencies, overhead markers, stratus, cumulus, and cirrus wordbanks, WS# 1, cloud posters, sentence strips, pocket chart. Students will be seated during the demonstration of the lesson. Expectations for the lesson are that students will listen carefully to the directions so that they can successfully write a poem.
III. PROVIDING INFORMATION (HOW): (questions, modeling, sequencing, learning principles, monitoring, etc.) The teacher will model how to write a poem, following the guidelines on the overhead. After finishing, the teacher will ask the students questions about the writing a poem.
IV. GUIDED PRACTICE (MATERIALS): (monitoring, learning, practice, directions, questions, etc.) The teacher will model writing a poem, using the guidelines written on the overhead, on sentence strips. The teacher will select a few students to complete a second poem, using the guidelines on the overhead.
CLOSURE (EVALUATION): (Does the activity meet the objective? All learners assessed?) 17 out of 20 learners will successfully write a three line poem by completing, in cooperative groups of four students, the poem outline provided by the teacher with 95% accuracy.
V. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE (CONTINUING EVALUATION): Working in cooperative groups, students will write a poem about either a cumulus, stratus or cirrus cloud by completing the poem guidelines listed on the overhead.
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