Lesson Plan : The Four Seasons On Earth

Teacher Name:
 Kimberlee McElroy
Grade:
 Kindergarten
Subject:
 Other

Topic:
 Vocabulary of the Four Seasons
Content:
 Concepts: seasons, temporal concepts, same/different, categories, questions, grammar, vocabulary Vocabulary: seasons, winter, spring, summer, fall, clothing, sports, weather, crops, animals
Goals:
 The goal of this lesson is for language impaired students to increase vocabulary knowledge and usage related to the Four Seasons.
Objectives:
 Objectives are based upon each students' individual IEP goals (in the areas of articulation, vocabulary, grammar, and listening comprehension); however, below are the general objectives of the lesson: *to name all Four Seasons *to describe the weather of each season *to list clothing necessary for each season *to list appropriate activities for each season
Materials:
 -computer or DVD player (to play video story) -book about seasons (EX: Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons or Seasons by Patricia Quiri) -seasons mini-book worksheet for students to create -pictures of activities, weather, clothing, holidays from each season -large chart with division for 4 seasons (draw a large circle and divide it into 4 pie pieces, each one labeled with a different season)
Introduction:
 1--Watch the Four Seasons Digital Picture Story and talk about the images seen and sounds heard in each season. Vocabulary will be introduced and discussed: winter, spring, summer, fall, weather, clothing, seasons, rain, thunder, lightening, beach, etc. 2--Read a book about the Four Seasons, continuing our discussion of the weather, clothing, activities that are related to each season
Development:
 Using the picture chart that has a section for each season, we will sort out 1-the clothing necessary for each season 2-the appropriate activities for each season 3-the weather typical for each season.
Practice:
 1--practice sorting the pictures into the individual seasons 2--create oral sentences about what happens in each season given prompts for categories (weather, activities, clothing) 3--answer questions about each season 4--compare and contrast seasons through questions and after completing sorting activity
Accommodations:
 *Visual sentence starters will be provided for students who have limited oral speech (EX: In the Spring, I see _________). *Verbal prompts provided for students whose understanding of the vocabulary is very limited to help them determine which season each activity occurs within *Read aloud all information in books and on pictures *Help students spell words in make-and-take book
Checking For Understanding:
 Throughout the unit....questioning, having students talk about vocabulary presented, complete Reading Counts tests on book(s) read, use vocabulary in sentences during activity.
Closure:
 Watch the Four Seasons digital picture story again to have the students talk about what they are seeing and hearing using vocabulary learned. Provide a copy of the story for students to take home along with their mini-books.
Evaluation:
 The students' progress will be judged based on their individual goals. Data will be kept on each IEP goal that correlates to students' performance during the unit. Examples include: answering WH-questions, using vocabulary in sentences, naming items in categories, naming categories, describing/defining vocabulary, following directions.

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