Lesson Plans and Rationale

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The lesson plan I developed is for first grade Science: Living and Non-living things. It is to be used in a sheltered instruction program for English Language Learners. They will receive instruction in the regular first grade classroom with accommodations and support in their native language because there are several English Language Learners in this first grade classroom. Most of the English Language Learners in this class are early intermediate learners. They are starting to understand some English; their receptive language is stronger than their expressive language. The teacher is trained in teaching English Language Learners and preparing them for the mainstream class without support. She will build up their self-confidence and ensure that each student feels safe and comfortable in her class. She abides by the Humanistic Learning Theory (Echaverria, 2011.) There will be plenty of opportunities to share and work in groups and each child will feel they are a contributing part of the class. All of these strategies and methods will help the teacher get to know the students and all of the students get to know each other. This fosters acquisition of the English language. The more opportunities the students have to interact the more practice they will get using English.

Name: Grade Level: 1st Subject Area: Science Topic: Living and Non-living things Day 1: Content: Learn the difference between living and non-living things. Key Vocabulary: Living, non-living, air, grow Food, water, move Supplemental Materials: Pictures of living and non-living things Live fish and stuffed fish

Learning Outcomes: Students will understand the difference in living and non-living things. Students will be able to identify living and non-living things. English Language Learners will say the words and point to pictures of fish. Objectives: Students will be able to distinguish between living and non-living things. Materials needed: pictures of living and non-living things, journals,...
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