1. Topic-
A Mama for Owen
2. Content-
Key Vocab:
North America
3. Objectives-
1. Children will sit and listen to the story attentively.
2. Children will remember important details from the story.
3. Children will be able to identify Africa on a map.
4. Children will be able to identify photographs of hippos and tortoises.
5. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Children will sit in the reading center and listen while the story is being read to them.

B. Development-

2. We will discuss the story as a group.
3. I will ask questions like "Has anyone ever been to Africa?" "Does anyone know what continent we live on?" "Has anyone ever seen a tortoise or a hippo?"
4. We will look at Africa and North America on a map. We will also look at pictures of tortoises and hippos.

C. Practice-

1. We will look at pictures as a group and the class will have to decide if it's Africa, North America, or a different continent.
2. We will do the same for Tortoises and hippos.
3. Children will practice writing their new vocabulary words.
4. We will practice vocabulary reading the words in basic sentences.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Children will practice writing all of our vocabulary words.
2. The children will color in outlined shapes of Africa, North America, tortoises, and hippos.
3. Children will identify the outlines by writing the correct vocabulary word underneath.
4. Children will be able to read the vocabulary words and identify them.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Provide student with traceable vocabulary words instead of just a blank sheet of paper to write them.
2. The seating chart can be rearranged so the student is not sitting close to a group she is likely to talk to.
3. Dividers can be put up between students while working independently so they are less likely to interact.
4. The student can orally identify the vocabulary words by showing her pictures and asking what it is instead of making her read them.
5. The student can be allotted more time to finish her reading or writing assignments.
6. The student's parents can be given an outline of the lesson plan and extra worksheets to work on at home.
7. The student can be given less vocabulary words required to learn than the rest of the class (i.e. if most students have to know all four, she has to know at least three.)

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Students will be able to correctly label each vocabulary word.
2. Students will be able to properly write out each vocabulary word.

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