Siop Lesson Plan for Literary Arts

Topics: Writing, Education, Learning, Literature, Reading, Essay / Pages: 8 (1940 words) / Published: Feb 7th, 2013
SIOP Lesson Plan for Literary Arts
Sheri Ransom
Grand Canyon University: SPE 533N
December 5, 2012

This paper will explain how to incorporate the SIOP lesson plan for Literary Arts at the 5th grade reading level which can be found at the completion of the paper. It takes into account the language acquisition stages of development when presenting the lesson. The standard being followed for the lesson is reading, analyzing and interpreting literature. The content objective is from the Pennsylvania State Academic Standards which states, “students will be able to compare the use of literary elements within, among texts including character(s), setting, plot, theme and point of view”. The language objectives chosen to align with the content objective were taken from the Pennsylvania Standard Aligned Systems which states, 1) “students will effectively use language in a group setting of their peers to verbally communicate information”, 2) “students will be able to identify character(s), setting, plot, theme and point of view”,3) “students will be able to retell the story using key vocabulary as a guide” and 4) “students will listen for context clues to appropriately identify definitions of new vocabulary”. The novel chosen for the lesson is entitled “Shades of Gray” written by Carolyn Reeder. The novel is set in the Civil War era about a twelve year old boy. The teacher should complete background knowledge before beginning this lesson plan to learn what knowledge the students have of the Civil War era. Pre-reading activities of displaying visuals should be set throughout the classroom to assist students in building background knowledge such as a large, student friendly map of the United States form 1865 pre-war era with the North and South clearly defined as well as the location of where the main character lived. Key vocabulary words of character(s), setting, plot, theme and point of view should be displayed for students. Through group discussion and

References: Vogt, M. & Echevarria, J. (2008) 99 Ideas and activities for teaching English Language Learners with the SIOP model. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. Pennsylvania State Board of Education. (July 1, 2010). Standards Aligned System. In Reading Comprehension. Retrieved October 26, 2012, from|786|0|0. Date: December 5, 2012 Grade/Class/Subject: 5th Grade/Literary Arts/ Reading Unit/Theme: Shades Of Gray Standards: Reading Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

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