Lesson plan

Labs: Launch Stage - Imagine

teaches Common Core State Standards W.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/2/3
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/6
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/5
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/4

Labs: Launch Stage - Imagine

Learning target: 

  • I can plan a pollinator fable based on shared criteria, a pollinator character, and a common moral.
  • I can write a first draft of my pollinator fable.

Purpose:

  • Students are able to access, and show, their knowledge of pollinators in a new and creative way.   

  • Provides an additional opportunity for students to make progress toward writing an original fable.

     

In advance:

Storytime

  • Review the Labs song.
  • Post: Focus question (optional).

Setting Goals 

  • Post: Guiding question and learning target(s) for the Lab students will be launching that day (see detailed plans for each Lab on the pages that follow).

In the Lab

  • Preview the butterfly model fable that will be studied as a mentor text to both identify the elements of and build criteria for a fable.

  • Consider forming new Lab groups based on students’ progress, strengths, and needs as exhibited in the Module 3 Labs.

Reflect on Learning

  • Post: Sentence frames or picture clues for any reflection questions you will use regularly (optional).

Materials:

Storytime

  • Labs song (one to display)

  • Text for Storytime (chosen by teacher)

Setting Goals

  • Labs notebook (new; one per student and one for teacher modeling)

  • Pencils (one per student)

  • Learning target(s) (one to display for each Lab; see Launch Stage: At-a-Glance for the specific targets for each Lab)

Imagine Lab

  • Fable Elements anchor chart (new; teacher-created; see supporting materials)

  • Fable Elements anchor chart (example, for teacher reference)

  • Butterfly model fable (one to display; for teacher read-aloud)

  • Shared Moral and Common Problems anchor chart (new; co-created with students; see supporting materials)

  • Shared Moral and Common Problems anchor chart (example, for teacher reference)

  • Labs notebook (new; one per student and one to display)

  • Fable Elements planner

  • Fable writing pages

Reflecting on Learning

  • Labs song (one to display)

  • Labs notebook (one for teacher modeling and one per student)