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Teacher Candidate:

Emily Ash and Kari Kurtz Date: November 10,2014

Cooperating Teacher: Dr. Varano

Group Size: 20 students
(Circulatory System, n.d.)
Subject or Topic:

Coop. Initials

Allotted Time

Circulatory System

40 minutes

Grade Level 3rd


10.1. B- Identify and know the location and function of the major body organs and

I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes):

A. The 3rd grade students will be able to describe the circulatory system by
completing the provided KWL chart.
II. Instructional Materials
A. The Circulatory Story by Mary K. Corcoran
B. Pen and Pencil
C. KWL chart
D. PowerPoint
E. Guided Notes
F. Vocab Quiz (see attached)
III. Subject Matter/Content (prerequisite skills, key vocabulary, big idea, outline of
additional content)
A. Prerequisite skills
Information from a previous unit
B. Key Vocabulary
1. Circulatory system- make up the network that delivers blood to the
2. Heart- a muscle that pumps blood to the lungs for oxygen and to the
rest of the body
3. Blood vessel- a tube like structure that carries blood throughout the
tissues and organs

4. Artery- blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood away from the
heart through the body (rich-red)
5. Vein- blood vessels that carry de-oxgenated blood back to the heart
6. Capillary- tiny, thin-walled blood vessels that allow exchange of
gases and nutrients
7. Platelets-blood cells that help stop bleeding
8. Plasma-the liquid part of the blood

C. Big Idea
1. The parts of the circulatory system and how it functions.

D. Additional content
1. N/A

IV. Implementation
A. Introduction
1. Have displayed a poster of the circulatory system for the students to see
and get excited about the lesson. Also, write up on the board a fun fact
about the heart.
2. Explain to the students that we will begin science today by reading a
book on the circulatory system.
3. As a group, discuss what knowledge they already know about the
Circulatory System.
4. As a whole class, do the heart activity online
5. The activity shows a girl named Ruby and how her heart rate changes
with different exercises that the player of the game can make her do.
6. It also introduces how the heart pumps blood, roles of the arteries and
7. Have the students choose the answers to each question on the activity.
B. Development
1. Give each child a KWL chart.
2. Have the students fill in the K column on the KWL chart.
3. Next, ask the students what they would like to learn about the
Circulatory System.
4. Each student with a partner , should come up with at least 3 questions
that they would like to know by the end of this lesson.

5. They should write these questions in the W column of their KWL

6. Read The Circulatory Story. Point out key concepts and ideas while
reading the story The Circulatory Story that may have been mentioned in
the activity.
7. Have the students turn to a partner and tell them something that they
learned from the book. Did it answer one of their questions on the KWL
chart? Was there something surprising?
8. As a large group, discuss the story with the students.
9. Ask them to share with the class any new information they learned from
listening to the book.
10. Next, go through the Power Point on the Circulatory System (see
11. Have the students fill in guided notes (see attached).
12. Discuss the PowerPoint and other information they have learned.
Reiterate how all of the parts work together to function in the circulatory
13. Inquiry Time!
14. The students will write any information that they learned during the
lesson in the L section of the KWL chart.
15. Collect the KWL charts when they are all finished.
16. Give the students the vocab quiz.
17. End with playing the song

C. Closure
1. Summarize with the students all the information that was
discussed today. As a class, ask each student to name one new piece of
information they learned from the lesson.
2. Mention to the students that tomorrow we will focus on the heart
and how it works.
D. Accommodations/Differentiation
1. LA is a student in my class who has a writing disability called
dysgraphia. When the students need to fill in information on
their KWL charts, I will let LA verbally tell me what she
already knows, what should like to know, and what she has
learned. I will have proof of this by have a check list
specifically for LA and put a checkmark by the date for this
lesson. Other accommodation considerations: pencil grip,
word processor for writing assignments, or drawing out the
answers instead of writing words.- Verbalizing answers is
great, but I think there are accommodations that would allow
for more active participation.

E. Assessment/Evaluation Plan
1. Formative- Collect the KWL charts from the students for this lesson. Assess
what they learned from the lesson.
2. Summative- Vocab Quiz

V. Reflective Response
A. Report of Student Performance in Terms of Stated Objectives (Reflection on
student performance written after lesson is taught, includes remediation for
students who fail to meet acceptable level of achievement)

Remediation Plan

B. Personal Reflection (Questions written before lesson is taught. Reflective

answers to question recorded after lesson is taught)
1. Are the activities in this lesson effective enough to gain adequate
understanding for the students?
2. After completion of this lesson, can the students effectively demonstrate the
importance of the circulatory system and how it works?
3. How can this lesson be altered or improved?

VI. Resources (in APA format)

Circulatory System. (n.d.). Retrieved September 19, 2014, from Neok12:
Circulatory System. (n.d.). Retrieved from Hillendale Health:
Kivi, R. (2012, January 5). Comparing Veins, Arteries, and Capillaries for Students.
Retrieved September 19, 2014, from Bright Hub Education:
Okiyama, J. A. (n.d.). Circulatory System. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from Core
Watson, S. (n.d.). Amazing Facts About Heart Health and Heart Disease. Retrieved
September 19, 2014, from WedMD:

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