Lesson Plan : A Leaf Story

Teacher Name:
 Alicia Schofield
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Writing a leaf story
Content:
 Reviewing punctuation, capitalization, adjectives
Goals:
 1.03 Use pronunciation, sentence meaning, story meaning, and syntax to confirm accurate decoding or to self-correct errors. 3.07 Compare authors' uses of conventions of language that aid readers including: •kinds of sentences. •capitalization of first word in a sentence and proper names. •punctuation to end a declarative and interrogative sentence. 5.05 Use basic capitalization and punctuation: •first word in a sentence. •proper names. •period to end declarative sentence. •question mark to end interrogative sentence. 5.07 Use legible manuscript handwriting.
Objectives:
 The student will create a story from a given prompt while using correct spacing, punctuation, and capitalization.
Materials:
 Chalk, Chalkboard, paper, pencil, "The Leaves are Falling Down" song on chart paper, writing checklist
Introduction:
 Te teacher will begin explaining that today we are singing a song about leaves. It is sung like the Short Vowel song the students have learned, or like “The Farmer in the Dell.” She will first sing the song so the students can listen to the tune and then she will have the students sing chorally with her. They will sing it through a few times. The teacher will ask students what were some adjectives we used to describe leaves and fall. What do we do at the beginning of every sentence? What do we do at the end of every sentence? Today we are going to be writing about a leaf on an adventure.
Development:
 The teacher will explain to the students that we are going to write a story about a leaf. The prompt that we will use is…What if a leaf came to life on a playground? The teacher will write the prompt on the board. She will explain that the students will write at least three sentences about this prompt. All of it has to pertain to a leaf coming to life on a playground. She will remind students to use their Writing Checklist to ensure they are writing correctly.
Practice:
 She will ask students if there are any words they might need help writing with and write them on the board.
Accommodations:
 The teacher can scribe what the student wants to say. The student could draw pictures and talk about what they mean.
Checking For Understanding:
 The teacher will ask the students what comes at the beginning of every sentence. What should every sentence have at the end? How should all of the words be spaced in the sentences?
Closure:
 The teacher will ask the students to participate in Author Share to share with their fellow students.
Evaluation:
 The student will be assessed on their story from a rubric. They will be assessed on capitalization, punctuation, and word spacing (acording to their Writing Checklist).

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