Lesson Plan

3135 A-13 Plan

Tools to address setting
Ellen F.
Special Education Instructor
St. Louis, MO
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will demonstrate understanding of setting through multi-media tool usage and interaction with peers and a safe online community.

English Language Arts
reading comprehension
writing clearly
Grades 6 - 8
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1 Hook

This site has many different categories for students to explore such as the "today in history" section.  They can read about something they didn't know about or something they are familiar with.  The timeline in this section will help them understand the type of culture a person lived in/event took place at.  Students will be motivated to learn more becasue they have multiple options of what to read and reflect on.

2 Direct Instruction

Free, Paid

Concepts can be introduced in a novel way through using different interfaces and embedding videos, podcasts, etc. to encourage a more successful learning experience for all learning styles. The teacher provides the concrete examples of the desired outcome through using a clear and well-organized presentation on Prezi.

3 Guided Practice

Actively Learn
Free, Paid

This site allows teachers to post stories into a classroom group.  Teachers can embedd questions, quizes, polls You Tube videos, etc. Students cannot progress to the next session until responding to the stop point embedded by the teacher.  This site tracks student progress/understanding and shows which area(s) students may be struggling with according to responses.

4 Independent Practice

Free, Paid

Students write a story focusing in on the literary device, setting. Students can display mastery through creative application on an illustrative and written level. This does not provide a form of assessment, but assignments will be linked to edumodo for submissions.

5 Wrap-Up

Students will access links and respond through taking polls, responding to peer comments, and linking assignments from other sites such as Story Bird.