1. Topic-
Language Arts Block
2. Content-
Circle: Character Development
Center: Word Choice-Gradiens
Seat: Cursive: Capital A and C
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Circle 1.Students will understand that main characters have personality traits that can be identified.
Center 2. Students will use strong word choice in their writing pieces.
Seat 3. Students will write in cursive.
4. Objectives-
Circle 1.Students will identify 3 adjectives about the main character of their lit. circle book.
Center 2. Students will rank synonyms.
Seat 3. Students will properly form cursive capital A and C.
5. Materials and Aids-
Circle: Literature circle reading books and packets
Center: Smartboard, gradients worksheet, thesauruses
Seat: PAF cursive workbook
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Go over THE PLAN
2. Go over the circle-center-seat activities for the day

B. Development-

1. Teacher will model personality characteristic identification from previous read-aloud book.
2. Center: Word choice review. Ranking modeling.
3. Introduce Cursive letters A and C (Whole group- Seat)

C. Practice-

1. Circle: Students will brainstorm personality characteristics of Omri: small group.
2.Center: Students will practice ranking gradient word choice synonyms in small group or pairs (depending on level).
3.Seat: Students will practice writing the cursive letters multiple times.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Circle: Students will identify main character personality traits from lit. book in reading book packet. (Individual)
2.Center: Students will create gradients for a variety of words: hot, cold, happy, sad, big, small, etc.
3.Seat: Same as independent practice.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students will work individually or in small group depending on level.
2.Reading books are leveled.
3. Students will receive independent support on his ESL activities.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Circle: students will accurately complete the reading book packet page on character development.
2.Center: Students will create a story using accurate gradients in an upcoming center lesson.
3. Seat: Students will accurately form cursive letters A and C. Self-assessment.

G. Closure-

1.Read aloud: The Green Book
2. Review before snack.

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