Design an original lesson plan that focuses on using a research-supported specific reading comprehension monitoring strategy for a grade level of your choosing. (It would be ideal to construct the lesson plan for the same grade level as the class that you observed in part A.)
1. Include a technology component to address the needs of a diverse student population.
Subject(s): Language Arts, Reading Literacy
Topic or Unit of Study: Reading Comprehension, “The Giving Tree”
Grade/Level: 4th Grade
Classroom is comprised of 17 students with one teacher. Seating arrangement is one group of five students and three groups of six students at individual desks. Seating was arranged to have a mix of slow students, average students and gifted learner at each group. The group of students is a diverse mix of white, black and Asian students. The blackboard area is at the back of the room as you enter the door and the teacher’s desk is located off to the right side of the board. The classroom contains a smart board, dry erase boards, and overhead projector. There are numerous bulletin boards within the class at the back of the class on sides. The class also has a small reading area and collection of books for reading. There is also a small computer station at the front of the room with 4 computers, however the student use a mobile lab and have an individual assigned netbook. The lesson will include a direct instruction, large group discussion, cooperative learning groups and an independent learning activity.
STANDARDS AND OBJECTIVES
Your State Core Curriculum/Student Achievement Standard(s):
RLA.4.1.3 : recognize the defining characteristics of a variety of literary forms and genres (e.g., fairy tales; folk-tales; fiction; nonfiction; myths; poems; fables; fantasies; biographies; autobiographies; chapter books).
RLA.4.1.4 : use comprehension skills to understand literary works (e.g., summarize; story elements; skim and scan; define expository text; compare/contrast; imagery; paraphrase; compose personal response; infer; fact and opinion; sequence).
RLA.4.1.7 : use meaning clues to aid comprehension and make predictions about content across the curriculum (e.g., pictures; picture captions; titles; headings; story structure; story topic; action - events - character behaviors).