I teach 5th grade English Language Arts Special Education in a Resource Room. It’s the first time I teach this book. I have a para who assists in the class due to the size of the class and the students diverse needs. I incorporate various learning strategies and styles to help keep kids focused. Some strategies I use include brain breaks (kinesthetic), routine, visuals, audio, and hands on technology. My goals are for my students to gain vocabulary and reading comprehension so they can increase their reading lexile score. I feel this lesson format will help me stay organized.
The purpose of this lesson plan template is to guide the lesson in a structured manner. The book used for this template is the Strategic Intervention, Write-in Reader for the 5th Grade Journeys curriculum. This book is used for modeling skills and comprehension for reading done in class. While students work on the anchor text (Anthology-hardcover) from home (book or online copy format). My students have access to ThinkCentral (online resource from HMH Central). This was purchased by the district to incorporate technology based learning. The online resources have the ebook with audio and other readings students can read (magazine, practice and study aids). An excellent home resource. This lesson template was created according to the way the Write-in Reader introduces the lesson for each day. I just found this as a way to keep my lessons organized and structured (routine based). This way my visual presentations on the Smartboard can be organized the same manner while I’m teaching. It helps me have a template where all I do is input (plug-in) the information (strategy and skill) I will teach for each lesson. It does not include Leveled Readers for Day 5.
This Lesson plan consists of the following: (As I do in my classroom)
Common core standards, learning objectives, do now, daily warm up, materials, word wall vocabulary, skill, strategy, comprehension (unpack meaning), quick check, extra practice, homework and completed work suggestions. It also includes approximate time for each section.
The format of the template is in a table with rows and columns as you would use a teacher lesson plan booklet. Just enough information to fit in the box as bullet points and phrases. It has Days 1-5 from the Write in Reader Intervention book with an optional Day 6 column for test.
I’ve included a list of terms about reading/English Language Arts according to the day it is introduced. However, due to time constraint within the lesson and unforeseen events, I may not have time to introduce this. You can introduce it during the do now, daily warm up or bonus words.