Lesson Plan : Introductory and Closing Paragraph

Teacher Name:
 Wendy Carlson
Grade:
 Grade 4
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Written Expression
Content:
 being able to correctly identify the order of paragraphs within a multi-paragraph paper.
Goals:
 The learner will be able to correctly identify the introduction and closing of a multi-paragraph paper, and write an introductory and closing paragraph for a multi-paragraph paper on their own.
Objectives:
 The learner will identify and write introductory paragraphs with 85% accuracy.
Materials:
 smartboard or computer hooked to projector to display computer screen a multi-paragraph paper cut into individual paragraphs construction paper glue a multi-paragraph paper with the introductory and closing paragraphs left out writing prompt pencil paper
Introduction:
 Teacher will display definitions of an introductory and closing paragraph. Teacher will lead group discussion of personal understanding of definitions and purposes for using these paragraphs. Teacher will lead students in organizing paragraphs in correct order using the computer.
Development:
  Teacher will give students multi-paragraph papers cut into individual paragraphs. The learners will arrange the paragraphs in the correct order, and glue them on construction paper.
Practice:
 The teacher will give the learners a paper with the introductory and closing paragraphs left out. The learners will write their own introductory and closing paragraphs for that paper.
Accommodations:
 The teacher will provide a completed graphic organizer for the writing prompt.
Checking For Understanding:
 The learner will be able to verbally identify the introductory and closing paragraphs in their written product. The introductory and closing paragraphs will accurately reflect the main idea.
Closure:
 The learner will write their own definition of an introductory and closing paragraph along with the purpose for each.
Evaluation:
 The learner will locate a multi-paragraph paper at home, and bring it to school with the introduction and conclusion highlighted.

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