Lesson Plan : Predicting Outcomes

Teacher Name:
 Diana Douglas
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Drawing Conclusions
Content:
 Reading The student uses a variety of strategies to comprehend grade level text.
Goals:
 LA.910.1.7.1 The student will use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies (e.g., previewing, discussing, generating questions), text features, and text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading selection LA.910.1.7.3 The student will determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level or higher texts through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;
Objectives:
 1. The student will infer a reasonable predititon or outcomes or conclusions based on the available information. 2. The student will identify main idea and details, sequence of events for the conclusion.
Materials:
 Teacher and commercially-made worksheets/Packets, Impact Book, Sourcebook, USA Today, UpFront Magazine, etc. PowerPoint, Dry Erase Board, Reader's Notebook, graphic Organizer Improving Reading a Handbook of Strategies by Jerry L. Johns and Susan Davis Lenski
Introduction:
 Explain to students taht in much of their reading they are able to use the informatio n presented to predict conclusions or make inferences. Tell students that conclusions and inferences are based on what is stated in the story or text. as well as what they already know. Give students an opportunity to predict a conclusion after several facts are given: Fact 1: The sun did not shine on Saturday. Fact 2: There were many clouds in the sky. Fact 3: The grass, houses, roads and sidewalks were wet. Fact 4: Our picnic was canceled. Then ask students to predict a conclusion or make an inference. Discuss the basis on which the conclusion or inference is made. Event: It rained all night, and by Friday morning there was more than a foot of water on the ground. Possible outcome: We did not have school. We went on a picnic. Our house flooded. Discuss why some conclusions are more probable than others.
Development:
 The teacher will present background via PowerPoint TW discuss and model predictions based on events. TW give students brief passages where a conclusion must be drawn. For example, What would happen if ...you did not sleep for two days? ...had to stay in bed for a week? ...had a birthday every month? ...ate a pound of candy? ...crashed into a tree on your bicycle?
Practice:
 Students will be provided with practice exercised selected by the teacher to practice.
Accommodations:
 1. Provide students with graphic organizer. 2. Modified assignment. 3. Reduced writing. 4. ESOL - Allow collaboration with peers.
Checking For Understanding:
 1. Observation. 2. Ability to select correct conclusions from given passages.
Closure:
 1. Discuss concepts. 2. Demonstrte understanding from multiple choices.
Evaluation:
 1. Classwork. 2. Quiz. 3. Test.

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