Lesson Plan : Inferring

Teacher Name:
 Mr. Terrell
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Inferring
Content:
 Key Vocabulary: The Key vocabulary will be built from unknown words in the text as this is a lesson on "Inferring" the meaning of unknown words.
Goals:
 Goals/Standards: Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level Appropriate Text 2.2 Respond to who,what,when,where,and how questions 2.4 Use context to resolve ambiguities about word and sentence meanings. 2.5 Confirm predictions about what will happen next in a text by identifying key words 2.6 Relate prior knowledge to textual information Written and Oral English Language Conventions: 1.2 Write and speak in complete, coherent sentences.
Objectives:
 Students will be able to determine meanings of unknown words by using their schema,paying attention to textual and picture clues, re-reading, and engaging in conversations with others
Materials:
 Teacher generated chart "What can you do to help yourself figure out the meaning of an unknown word?" Book titled: "Where Are You Going Manyoni?" By Catherine Stock. Additional book titled "The Royal Bee" by Frances and Ginger Park. Pencil and crayons.
Introduction:
 Starting with the newspaper, I will read headlines to the class and ask them what a particular word my mean. Using pictures and context clues we will resolve the meaning of the word, transitioning to our text "Where Are You Going Manyoni?"
Development:
 On the first day, teacher will read aloud the first few pages, thinking aloud about the meaning of words like baobab,limpopo,and bushpig. Teacher will model how to infer by re-reading (i.e."Hmmm Baobab tree? What kind of tree is that?)Using textual clues and pictures the meaning of unknown words may be inferred.
Practice:
 Students will record their thinking (Inferring) on the chart "What can you do to help yourself figure out the meaning of an unknown word." {As the book is read to them}
Accommodations:
 Small group instruction for those students identified as not being able to complete the task without one-on-one assistance.
Checking For Understanding:
 Asking students how to go about finding the meaning of unknown words. Teacher may ask "Think a minute about what you saw and heard me do to infer the meaning of words" Possible replies: * re-reading * paying attention to the words * Looking closely at the pictures * Taking my time * Asking a partner
Closure:
 Asking students to resolve the meaning of "One" word on their chart (At home) that they were not able to conclude the meaning of in class.
Evaluation:
 Class participation,completion of "What can you do to help yourself figure out the meaning of an unknown word?" chart.
Teacher Reflections:
 Note: This area to be completed after the lesson.

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