Lesson Plan : Biomes of the United States

Teacher Name:
 D. Tatum
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Special Education

Topic:
 Biomes of the United States
Content:
 The chapter book is "Ecosystems in the U.S.A.". The chapter in this topic will cover "Biomes of the United States".
Goals:
 TLW apply use of special vocabulary in the context of a topic. TLW answer questions related to what is read. TLW experience different literary forms (chapter books). TLW ask and respond to questions during a listening activity. TLW compare different ecosystems.
Objectives:
 Level 1: TLW visually focus on pictures while listening to text read aloud. TLW select a picture in response to an oral question. Level 2: TLW read/listen to text during a shared reading experience. TLW point to pictures in response to oral/written questions. Level 3: TLW independently read text in chapters. TLW respond to oral/written questions during discussion of the chapter.
Materials:
 Simple Chapter 1: Biomes of the United States communication board Comprehension worksheets and sentence strips
Introduction:
 TLW do a picture walk through the chapter story to see what the story may be about. Students state the different pictures they see and make a hypothesis about the content.
Development:
 Introduce the word "biome" and it's meaning. Read using a shared reading experience of the chapter book.
Practice:
 Students follow along visually during the shared learning experience. Discussion questions are asked after each page. Focus on pictures on each page to reinforce learning.
Accommodations:
 Students may answer orally or by selecting pictures from the chapter communication board.
Checking For Understanding:
 Assess discussion questions through students mode of communication.
Closure:
 Students will brainstorm something that the learned from the chapter book.
Evaluation:
 Discussion questions Review of material the following day.

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