A Teacher\\\'s Ramblings: A Lesson Plan for Classroom Rules
Jan 20, 2012 Lesson Planning 3868 Views
Remember, I teach English. If you are required to cite standards for every lesson, you may have to do some adapting for standards in other subject areas.
Rules Lesson Plan
Subject Area: Language Arts
Grade Level: 9th Grade Intervention
1. Learning Goals
After this lesson the students will be able to:
- Name the three classroom "Zones" as per classroom rules
- Describe the expectations associated with the zones
- Paraphrase the one or more rules
2. Content Standards for this lesson:
Strand: Word Analysis, decoding
1.1 Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently and accurately and with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression.
Vocabulary and Concept Development
1.4 Monitor expository text for unknown words, or words with novel meanings, by using word, sentence, and paragraph clues to determine meaning.
3. Connection to prior learning
This lesson is the first of three in the unit on the classroom rules.
Following lessons will cover:
· Specific practice of daily procedures
o Entering the room
o Re-setting desks for pairs activities
o Gathering belongings at class end
· Interpreting and applying the rules using scenarios
4. Prerequisite knowledge and skills needed
Expected prerequisite knowledge:
· The students will need to listen and take polite turns in talking
5. Anticipated difficulties
· Students not on task - teacher attention and refer to the 'No Parking Zone' rule
· Those with lower reading skill will need specific support with both pronunciation and writing.
1. Communicating the learning goals to students
Use an overhead transparency that simply says "RULES" with three clipart images that represent the Zones
Generates curiosity - leads to warm-up exercise
2. Instructional strategies
----0 - Overhead and students write the day's agenda
----1 - Warm-Up - guess the three rules from the graphics - list made on the board
Engaging students, teacher preparation for framing the rules
----2 - Direct Instruction - Pronunciation, definition and examples/synonyms
Teacher presentation and instruction connecting full class reading aloud
----3 - Pair share - a situation of follow or not follow assigned rule
Provide practice in comprehension and in following directions to begin
and end sharing time
----4 - Writing activity - individual completion
Students paraphrase rules - teacher modeling, class discussion, then
individual writing of at least one paraphrase
----5 - Class sharing of paraphrases
3. Activities in which students will be engaged during each phase of the lesson.
----1 - Pair share
----2 - Listening, responding to class instruction
----3 - Individual writing
----4 - Class sharing
4. Grouping of students for each phase of the lesson
Students are assigned a partner for the pair share, then work independently and in a whole class.
6. Materials, technology, and other resources the teacher and students will use for this lesson.
Overhead transparency for warm-up, agenda discussion, and pair share reports
7. Progress monitoring of students during lesson
1 - Oral review of pair discussions.
2 - Listening to student responses
8. Data Collection
1 - Writing sheets are collected and reviewed both for participation grading and as a guide to students needing support.
9. Lesson closure
Class share of writing
10. Follow-up activities, extensions, and homework
11. Evidence of Student Learning
During the pair share response teacher will take note of the responses as written by the scribe to assess understanding of basic concepts. Teacher will visually check student participation.
Teacher modeling of the paraphrase writing will show students what is expected during the activity. Teacher proximity and assistance will help students stay on task and assess individual ability to complete the activity.
After teaching the entire three-lesson unit on classroom rules, I do give a quiz that COUNTS for a grade. I get good enough results with this to keep doing it! Try it yourself; you will be surprised!