1. Topic-
The Gingerbread Man
2. Content-
Language Arts and Reading

3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students should be able to come up with adjectives describing the gingerbread man.
2. Students will be able to create a poem about their own gingerbread man or another character.
3. Students will be able to differentiate between real and make-believe.
4. Objectives-
1.Distinguish realism from fantasy.
2.Use context clues to discuss meanings of new words and develop vocabulary.
3. Use prior knowledge to anticipate meaning and make sense of text.
4. Establish purposes for reading.
5. Read to be entertained.
5. Materials and Aids-
Reading text
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Teacher will read the story to the class and class will echo read.
2. Teacher and students will discuss realism and fantasy.

B. Development-

1.Teacher will give examples of what adjectives are.
2. Teacher will give an example of a poem that students can refer to when they create their own.

C. Practice-

1. Students will come up with adjectives describing the gingerbread man in the story.
2.Students will brainstorm about their poems.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will make up their poems. Poems will include the name of the character, describing words, what the character did, what they like or love to do, and finally how the character ends up in the poem. There should be a total of 5 lines.
2.Students can use the adjectives that we have written on the board.
3.Students will share their poems.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. I will have the assistant or teacher work with small groups to help write the poems.
2. I will have some words or phrases as examples for the students to use.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. I will make sure that the students understand the difference between real and fantasy.
2. We will go over their adjectives.
3. I will determine if the students followed the correct procedure in writing their poem.

G. Closure-

1.Students can share their poems.
2. We can review the story and check for comprehension.

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