ED 155: Educational Psychology

Lesson Plan #2

I.               OVERVIEW OF THE LESSON

A.     March 18, 2010

B.     2 – 95 minute periods

C.     Miss. Libby Brundage

D.    Fourth Grade English Class

 

II.             GENERAL OBJECTIVES

A.     Students will learn what an adjective is and how it is properly used in a sentence. 

 

III.           BEHAVIORAL OJECTIVES

A.     Given that the students have been learning about different parts of speech the past few weeks.  Students will write a paper explaining their most memorable event in their lives so far, using adjectives as described in a prompt.

 

IV.            INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

A.     Worksheet (See attached)

B.     Paper

C.     Pencil

D.    Ball

E.     Letters  (Attached) – Still need to be cut

F.     Writing Prompt

G.     Timer

H.    Game Rules

I.      Ticket to leave the classroom

 

V.              MOTIVATION AND INTRODUCTION

A.     Welcome the class to English and take attendance

B.     While you are taking attendance ask a student to hand out the adjective worksheet that is attached.  Ask the students to begin the activity while you continue to take attendance.

 

VI.            DEVELOPMENT

A.     After attendance is taken and the class is in order, ask the students to put their worksheets aside and pull out their notebooks.  Explain to the students that today we are going learn about adjectives.  Ask the students to raise a quiet hand if they know what an adjective is.  Afterwards write on the board: An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, or identifying words.  An adjective comes before the noun or the pronoun, which it modifies.  Ask the students to raise a quiet hand and tell you what a noun is and what a pronoun is.  (A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea.  A personal pronoun refers to a specific person or thing and changes its form to indicate person, number, gender, and case.  It can replace a noun or another pronoun.)

After explaining what an adjective is, give the students a few examples (i.e., The blue boat traveled along the grey, wavy sea.)  Underline the adjectives in the sentence and explain why these are adjectives and their purpose in the sentence.  Afterwards, ask the students to give you 4 or 5 sentences using adjectives.  Ask the student to identify the adjectives and explain to the class.  Ask if there are any questions.

After teaching the lesson of adjectives, ask the students to pull out the worksheet they began in the beginning of the class.  Go over the worksheet (answer key attached) and explain how they were able to complete this worksheet without knowing what an adjective was. 

Every few weeks the class is suppose to do an in class writing assignment.  This week’s assignment will emphasize on adjectives.  (See attached prompt).  Ask a student to pass out the writing prompt to each student.  The students will have 45 minutes to create a paper according to the prompt.  Start the timer.  At the end of the 45 minutes ask the students to put down their pencils and collect the papers.

Depending on the amount of time left, play this little game with them  (Attached are the rules of the game). At this point you will need to use the hat and make sure the letters are cut up.  Make sure the room keeps quiet, and only one person is talking at a time, toss the ball to choose who plays next.  The students have played this game before with nouns, so they should be familiar, except this time we are playing with adjectives.  This activity should take us to the end of the period.

VII.          SUMMARY AND CLOSURE

A.     After the completion of working with adjectives and learning how to properly use them, students will get their ticket to leave the classroom.  The ticket(attached) must be completely filled out with name and either a question they have regarding the adjectives, or something they learned from the lesson. 

 

VIII.        ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

A.     The papers that were collected and created by the students will be graded based upon their understanding of adjectives, their writing styles and techniques, grammar, and punctuation.

 

 

 

Azure. (2003, August 19). The Noun game.  Retrieved from

                  http://www.proteacher.org/a/58954_Noun_Game.html

 

MacFadyen, Heather. (2010).  What is a Noun? Hypergrammar. Retrieved (2010, March 15) from

                  Web. 16 Mar 2010. <http://www.writingcentre.uottawa.ca/hypergrammar/nouns.html

 

Super Adjective Worksheets.  (2008).  Adjective story. Retrieved from

                  http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/full-index.html

 

Alignment

The objective of this lesson is to have students understand what an adjective is and how to properly use them in a sentence.  Since collecting, creating, and explaining are all concepts that are used within this activity, this objective falls within the Procedural/Create Knowledge cells of the Anderson/Krathwohl taxonomy.  Since students need to understand the concepts before they can apply them, there is an alignment between the objective and this activity.  I will assess students’ understanding of the concepts examining the way they interact with the activity and the understanding of adjectives.  Since the activity focuses on students focuses on students’ understanding of and the ability to apply the concept, it is in alignment with the activity and the objective.


Name__________________________________________Date________________________________________

Prompt: Do you remember a significant event that happened in your life?  Can you describe the event in detail?  I would like for you to think of an event that happened in your life and write about.  Remember to use as many adjectives as possible, in which you will be graded upon! Along with adjective use, you will be graded on the use of proper grammar, punctuation, and structure.  You will have 45 minutes to write.  Please begin writing on the lines provided and get extra sheets of paper if needed.  You can use the back of pieces of paper.  GOOD LUCK!

 

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THE ADJECTIVE GAME

Objective: To be the last person standing in the game.

 

How To Play:

1.    Have students stand behind their chair

2.    Draw a letter block from the hat

3.    State your rule, for example, “Car”. So If you toss the ball to a student and the letter S is pulled you have to use an adjective to explain the car. Example would be Shiny.  You as the teacher are the judge. Every so often change the “rule.”

4.    Start tossing the ball to the students.  Set the timer for 45 seconds (this can be changed). At the end of the timer choose a new letter.

How To Get Eliminated:

1.    Time runs out

2.    Student repeats an adjective that has already been said in that round.

3.    A non-adjective is said.

4.    Hesitation

This game is so much fun and it really gets them familiar with adjectives. 


 

 

TICKET TO LEAVE THE CLASSROOM

Miss. Brundage

 

Name_________________________________________

Date__________________________________________

 

What did you learn today?

 

 

Do you have any question?

 

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TICKET TO LEAVE THE CLASSROOM

Miss. Brundage

 

Name_________________________________________

Date__________________________________________

 

What did you learn today?

 

 

Do you have any question?

 

 


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