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Direct Instruction Lesson Plan Template

Grade Level/Subject: 3rd Reading Central Focus: Summarize an informational text and share with the class.

Essential Standard/Common Core Objective: RI.3.2 Determine the main idea


of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Date submitted: Date taught:

Daily Lesson Objective: As a group, students will be able to discuss and summarize a chapter in a book. Students graded
based on their individual roles in the group as well as how they worked together.

21st Century Skills: Academic Language Demand (Language Function and Vocabulary):

Prior Knowledge: Students should have basic knowledge of jobs which require elections to fill as well as the voting
process. Students will have also practiced literature circles and should be familiar with the practice.

Activity Description of Activities and Setting Time


“Later this month you all will be taking a field trip to the Mayor’s office. Can
anyone tell me the job of the mayor? Scott Padgett is the mayor of Concord
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and he oversees all of Concord. Does anyone know how he got the job? He
had to be elected.”
As a group, students will be able to discuss and summarize a chapter in a
2. Statement of Objective
book. Students graded based on their individual roles in the group as well as 1
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how they worked together.
“Today we are going to be reading a book called 1 Vote, 2 Vote, I Vote, You
Vote. Does anyone want to guess what this book is about?” Wait for
responses. “This book is about elections. This is how we vote for the people
who run the country.” Read book stopping at preplanned points.
“Who can tell me what this book was about?
Why do you think the author wrote this book?
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Who is allowed to vote?
Who do we vote for?
What do you think will happen if no one votes?
Do we only vote for people?
What else can we vote on?

“So now we are going to summarize what this book is trying to tell us. Who
knows what summarize means?” Wait for answer. “To summarize, we find
the main idea of the story and support it with details. I am going to summarize
this story. It is important to do our part and vote so that we elect the people
who will represent our opinions and values. We can vote for people like the
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president, senator, and mayor.”
“Turn to your neighbor and say 1 more fact you learned from this book.”
Wait for students to settle.
“Who can tell me what their neighbor said?”

“Now we are going to split up into groups and you will read a chapter from a
book together. Once you finish reading that chapter, you will discuss what you
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read and fill out your worksheet based on that discussion. The jobs you will
have are: Discussion Director, Summarizer, Word Wizard, Fact Finder. First
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thing you do when you get back to your seat is to choose your job. Then one
person will read it out loud. As a group you help each other complete the
discussion questions, summarize the chapter, and draw the picture. Once all
groups are done, you will read your summery of the chapter to the rest of the
class.”
Teacher circulates the room, observing groups working, answering questions,
and making sure students stay on task.
Once students are finished, we will come back as a class.
“Ok beginning with chapter one, please summarize your chapter for the rest of
the class.”
Continue until all groups have gone.
6. Assessment Methods of Students will be assessed based on their completion of the worksheet based on their job.
all objectives/skills:
“Let’s hold our own election. We have:
Captain America and Superman running for President
Wonder woman and Cat woman for Vice President
7. Closure Potato chips and Cheeto’s for favorite snack 10
Coke and Pepsi running for favorite drink

8. Assessment Results of Students will be assessed based on their individual worksheet and how they worked as a
all objectives/skills: group.

Targeted Students Modifications/Accommodations: Student/Small Group Modifications/Accommodations:


For students who are visually impaired, audio books

Materials/Technology:
The book 1 Vote 2 Vote I Vote You Vote and enough copies, so each group has one of the book Presidential Elections and Other Cook
Facts.
The worksheets below. 1 set for each group

References:
Reflection on lesson:

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Summarizer
Role: Summarize the story or passage.

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Word Wizard
Role: Find 3 words in the passage that you are not familiar with. Write each word, then get a dictionary and
look up the definition and write the definition next to the word.

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Fact Finder
Role: Find 4 facts that you did not know before reading this passage.

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Discussion Director
Role: Write 3 questions your group wants to answer from the passage.

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