Lesson plan

Lesson 1 - Speaking and Listening: Schools around the World

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.1.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/1/c
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.1.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/1/b
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards W.2.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/2/8
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/1
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/3

Lesson 1 - Speaking and Listening: Schools around the World

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 1 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can listen and respond or ask questions about my classmates’ ideas. 
  • I can write about my observations after closely viewing pictures.

Ongoing Assessment

  • During Work Time B, use the Speaking and Listening Checklist to monitor student progress (see Assessment Overview and Resources).
  • Collect student work in Work Time C to assess which students may need additional support with writing throughout the unit (phonics, sight words, inventive spelling).

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students reflect on the habits of character introduced in Unit 1 by creating the Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart. Students will return to this chart throughout the year to add the habits of character empathy and integrity. The term “ethical” is used simply to help students think about doing what is right, even when no one is watching. Find ways to work the ideas of this chart into conversations and activities throughout other parts of the day to ensure that students gain a solid understanding of habits of character.
  • Students add to the Classroom Discussion Norms Anchor Chart in Work Time A with “responding to others’ ideas by adding on or asking questions.” This norm will require active practice throughout the unit. To help students understand the internal processing they need to be successful with the norm, consider using the think-aloud included in this lesson each time the norm is demonstrated or modeled.

In Advance

  • Several times in this lesson, volunteers demonstrate the new discussion norm. Choose volunteers ahead of time to preview the task with them.
  • Predetermine triads for Work Time B.
  • Distribute pencils and the Noticing and Wondering about Pictures Response Sheet at students’ workspaces. Doing this in advance helps ensure a smooth transition during Work Time C.
  • Prepare:
    • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart.
    • Unit 2 Guiding Questions Anchor Chart.
    • Speaking and Listening Sentence Starters.
    • Our Study of School Word Wall.
    • Our Study of School Word Wall Card for the word community. Write or type the word on a card and create or find a visual to accompany it.
  • Review the Think-Pair-Share and Closely Viewing protocols.
  • Post: Learning targets, Think-Pair-Share Anchor Chart, and Classroom Discussion Norms Anchor Chart.

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display the lesson or assign it to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.

Vocabulary 

  • Lesson-specific: observations, ethical, community , respect, compassion, respond

Materials

  • The Invisible Boy (from Unit 1, Lesson 6; one to display)
  • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (new; teacher-created)
  • Think-Pair-Share Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Classroom Discussion Norms Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2; added to during Work Time A)
  • Speaking and Listening Sentence Starters (one for display)
  • Speaking and Listening Checklist (for teacher reference)
  • Our Study of School Word Wall (new; teacher-created)
  • Our Study of School Word Wall Cards (new; teacher-created; one card)
  • Close Viewing Protocol (one per student and one to display)
  • Mystery Pictures 1–4 (one each for display)
  • Noticing and Wondering about Pictures Response Sheet (one per student and one to display)
  • Unit 2 Guiding Questions Anchor Chart (new; teacher-created)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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