Lesson Plan : Fitting Together

Teacher Name:
 Barnes
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Literature Activities

Topic:
 Community Building (EDITED 8)
Content:
 Building a safe environment for student learning.
Goals:
 Students will work together as a team to create a puzzle which reflects the input of each student.
Objectives:
 Given media to view, read, and represent information, the students will write for a variety of audiences, experiencing a publishing opportunity.
Materials:
 1. Bulletin Board Paper 2. Markers 3. Tape 4. Checklist used to evaluate performance
Introduction:
 Students will pick up a piece to a simple child's puzzle upon entering the classroom. Then, they will place their own piece on the puzzle to complete assembling the puzzle.
Development:
 The teacher will model creation of a personal puzzle piece by using a marker to write simple descriptors on a piece of bulletin board paper.
Practice:
 The teacher will provide guided list for students to include on personal puzzle piece: 1. home address 2. hobbies 3. 2 illustrations 4. 3 describing words 5. name
Accommodations:
 The teacher will circulate through the room to provide suggestions and encouragement. The students will work in small groups to offer one another suggestions and ideas.
Checking For Understanding:
 1. The teacher will use a checklist to see if puzzle piece includes 5 requirements. 2. Assembly of puzzle by students. 3. The teacher will use sticky notes to make observations about student participation.
Closure:
 1. The students will post puzzle on wall. 2. The students will create a list of skills used to complete the exercise.
Evaluation:
 The checklist created by the teacher will be used as an assessment of following directions. Finished puzzle will also be evaluated.
Teacher Reflections:
 Were the students comfortable talking about themselves? Was I aware of students who needed help with this lesson? What worked today and what can I do to make this better next time?

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