Grade: 5
Subject: Language Arts
It's so Wonderful to Live Here
a science fiction story used for CASI type work

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1. to educate students about Science Fiction texts
2. to give practise in describing science fiction
3. to raise the scores of the students
Teacher Objectives-
1. discuss the difference between science fiction & other types of fiction
2. to acquaint students with the characteristics of science fiction
3. to guide students in their work on answering questions about the text
- a copy of the text for each child
- Language Arts notebooks
- pencils & erasers
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. - read through the text (round robin style)
2. - discuss the story, share experiences related to it
3. - begin to work on answers to questions about the text

2. Lesson Progression-

1. - model how to answer the questions
2. - supply examples of the type of answer required
3. - remind students of their previous work methods

3. Guided Practice-

1. - circulate the room to offer aid to certain students
2. - allow partnering to work on their answers
3. - take anecdotal notes on student progress

4. Student Practice-

1. - class discussion - an anecdotal gathering of ideas
2. - anecdotal notes - especially noting interruptive behaviour
3. - rubric - outlining types of answers

5. Learner Accommodations-

1. Tiernan - direct interaction to aid
2. Brandon - direct interaction to aid
3. - ESL (Stage 1 & 2)students - withdrawal for ESL support

6. Assessment-

- marking of the first three questions together - using the rubric & checking for understanding

7. Lesson Closure-

- class discussion of the results before going back to work on questions
Measuring Student Progress-
1. - compare to previous story results
2. - consider how to encourage greater awareness

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