Lesson Plan : Interactive Body Parts

Teacher Name:
 Maria Alfonso
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 This lesson is an interactive way to introduce body parts to first graders. After students are introduced to new vocabulary, they work in pairs to construct and label twenty body parts on a life-size outline of their bodies.
Content:
 Hair Nose Forehead Ears Eyes Cheeks Mouth Teeth Chin Shoulders Arms Hands Fingers Chest Stomach Hips Legs Feet Toes Elbows
Goals:
 1.Knowledge: Will be able to name and locate body parts that were taught in the lesson. 2.Comprehension: Will give an example of what each body part is for and describe how he wears shoes to protect feet and helmet to protect head. 3.Application: Child should be able to role play simple things like drinking from a cup or brushing teeth. Also should be able to show how he physically traced his partners outline. 4.Analysis: Should identify that the outside of the body on the left and right are symmetrical to each other. 5.Synthesis: Child should come up with his very own unique alien and describe how it uses its’ body parts. 6.Evaluation: Should try to express how he feels if he were to be missing an arm or leg and will also share how they would use helmets, knee pads and other equipment to take care of the body while playing sports.
Materials:
 Sheets of paper, precut 4 1/2ft (one per student) Markers and crayons Copy of Body Parts vocabulary (one per pair) Song, "Hokey Pokey", Silver, Burdett & Ginn Inc., 1989 or book "Me and My Amazing Body" by Joan Sweeney Chart paper Scissors Colored yarn (for hair) Glue Outline of a body, sample (to be used by the teacher) Checklist with assessment You should have the papers precut to 4 1/2ft in height for students to lay out on floor and be able to trace each other on the paper. A sample should be displayed so students can see the outcome of the outline and be able to identify each body part.
Introduction:
 This lesson should be started by using the song "Hokey Pokey" and letting the students demonstrate what body parts they already know or you may want to read "Me and My Amazing Body". Either way you choose to begin the lesson is very much fun and will motivate the students to learn and explore different body parts and their functions.
Development:
 Play the “Hokey Pokey” song. Demonstrate motions to the song and ask children to participate. Ask students to name the body parts they heard in the song. List student responses on a vocabulary chart titled Body Parts. Introduce the outline of the body (your sample). Tell the children that this is an outline of a body without the parts. Ask the students to help you label the outline with the body parts from the song. Ask students to tell you what body parts are still missing on the body outline. As students generate missing body parts, write the word on the Body Parts vocabulary chart and then on the body outline.
Practice:
 Place children in groups of two. Inform students that they are going to make their own life-size body outline with 20 body parts drawn and labeled. Pass out a large sheet of paper approximately 4 1/2 ft per child. Ask each child to lie down on the paper while his/her partner traces the outline of his/her body. Each child cuts out the outline of his/her body. The students must work individually after the tracing is complete.
Accommodations:
 For any children who are behind in reading or ESL, a partner may help them with any necessary reading. It is best that a regular student or gifted student is paired with an ESE or ESL student. This promotes learning for the ESE or ESL child while the other student improves his social skills and moral development. Modification of the assessment checklist can be done for ESE students and an extra credit vocabulary list can be added for gifted children, which the other students can try as well.
Checking For Understanding:
 Display each outline for each child to observe. Ask students to write a journal entry about a body part that they have two of. Ask them to write an example of what each body part is used for and to describe some of the things they do to take care of their body. While students are writing in their journals, the teacher conferences with other students as a shaping assessment and gives corrective and positive feedback.
Closure:
  You can expand this lesson with the book "Me and My Amazing Body", and have the children write in a journal what are the different functions of the body parts described in the story.
Evaluation:
 Use the labeled outline of each child's body to assess the student's ability to name the parts of the body. The checklist includes criteria ranging from excellent to unsatisfactory. Checklist ____Excellent - All 20 body parts drawn and labeled correctly. ____Satisfactory - 15-19 body parts drawn and labeled correctly. ____Nice - 10-14 body parts drawn and labeled correctly. ____Unsatisfactory - 9 or less body parts drawn and labeled correctly.

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