1. Topic-
Author's Purpose, action verbs, /er/ sound
2. Content-
Spelling: shirt, turnip, purse, birth hurl, twirl, serpent, person, curb, swirl

Vocabulary: interfere, guardian, agile, tottered, awkward, proclaimed
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
LA452 Apply speaking strategies
LA4162 Listen to and discuss familiar texts
LA4264 Categorize key vocab.
LA416 Develop grade appropriate vocabulary
LA4163 Use context clues
LA4168 Use knowledge of synonyms
LA4178 Question to repair comprehension
LA4172 Identify author's purpose
LA417 Use strategies to comprehend text
LA4211 Read fiction
LA4173 Make inferences
LA4171 Identify the purposes of illustrations
LA4221 Explain information from text features
4. Objectives-
1. Students will apply knowledge of word meanings and context clues
2. Use synonyms to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
3. Decode words with /er/ and apply decoding strategies to "problem solve" unknown words
5. Materials and Aids-
Elmo, transparencies from curriculum, basil, SRA cards, Read Naturally Curriculum, FFR curriculum, post it notes
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Monday: Build Background discuss pg.276-277 Discuss dialog boxes for each animal
2.Tuesday: Preview/Predict, set purpose.
3. Wednesday: Create narrative story elements graphic organizer
4. Thursday: Dancing w/ Rudolfo & David pg.296
5. Friday: Food Chains pg. 298

B. Development-

1. Monday: Overhead read pg. 278-9 and orally discuss vocabulary. Discuss synonyms
2. Tuesday: Read Pg. 281-289
3. Wednesday: Read 290-295
4. Thursday: Practice making weak verbs such as run, walk, said into stronger verbs and create a "verb" list for writing binder
Friday: Listen to "Roadrunner's Dance"

C. Practice-

1. Monday:Complete PO75 1-6
2. Tuesday: Page PO78 for fluency
3. Wednesday: Partner reading 290-295
4. Thursday: Grammar pg. 66
5. Friday: Spelling pg. 68

D. Independent Practice-

1. Monday: Complete Vocab Pretest on overhead
2. Tuesday: Create picture cards of vocab. words
3. Wednesday: Synonyms Literacy Activity
4. Thursday: Sort words based on /er/ sound pattern.
5. Friday: Spelling pg. 67

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.small group, extra time, repetitive instruction
2.graphic organizers
3.visual/auditory/ kinesthetic instruction
4. use of behavioral intervention plans

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Questioning
2. Oral feedback
3. Student product

G. Closure-

1. Discuss why do people and animals need to have friends?
2. Why do we and they have foes?
7. Evaluation-
1. Friday: Spelling Test
2. Next Tuesday: Comprehension/Grammar Test
8. Teacher Reflection-
Higher Order Questions:
1. In what ways did evaluating the author's purpose help you to understand the story?
2. What does the folk tale teach us about life?

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)