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UHD-CPDT Lesson Plan Intern: Ms. Angela Rosales Mentor: Mrs.

Ringer-Sumner School: Aldine 9th Grade center Plans for: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Topic: Classification of the Six Kingdoms of Life Objectives: The learner will understand the differences and similarities of the Six Kingdoms of Life. The learner will correctly classify each Kingdom of life. Rationale: (Learner-Centered): student will learn why things need to be classified and why it is important not only in science but in our daily lives. (Professional): Classification is one the other most important tool used in science in order to organize information and evaluate life on earth. This lesson is needed to provide students the basic understanding of classification and understand that there are several other kingdoms that are different and similar to the animal kingdom. State Requirements: 1. TEKS/STAAR: (112.34 (b)(1) Biology. In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and the environment. 2. TEKS/STAAR: ( 112.34)(C)(7)(A) analyze and evaluate how evidence of common ancestry among groups is provided by the fossil record, biogeography, and homologies, including anatomical, molecular, and developmental 3. TEKS/STAAR: (112.34)(C)(9)(B) categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences shared among groups 4. TEKS/STAAR: (112.34)(C)(9)(C) compare characteristics of taxonomic groups, including Achaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Prerequisite Skills: Students should have general understanding of the five kingdoms. In addition, the students will be told to watch a short video, online, in order to clarify any questions they might have before the class. Homework:

(Students will be able to watch and understand the simple ways to classify the six kingdoms. they will be able to visually see what they are learning about on the computer. Students whom are concrete thinkers will have already mastered the general understanding on how to classify kingdoms, with this video they will learn to think more abstractly and learn how to translate words into pictures).
Special Needs Student Accommodations/Modifications/Extensions: For English Language Leaners and other students who may have difficulty with spelling, vocabulary will be on the board. Pictures will also be provided next to the vocabulary words in order to help the students visualize what the vocabulary word is defining. Students with Autism will be allowed to practice the game that will be used in class a day before the lesson, after school under the guidance of the teacher (priming). Students with visual Impairment will have a Vocabulary list with the definitions in braille and student will work with a student, the student will dictate what is happening in the game and the visually impaired student will be able to answer questions for the game. If necessary a teachers aide will be available to help students with the verbal directions. If the class is composed of mainly students with behavioral or learning disabilities, the teacher will explain the directions of the game thoroughly with simple directions and decrease the complexity level of the game.

Description of the Learning Environment: The teacher will start off explaining what they will be doing and what will happen if they refuse to follow rules. This will encourage student to take responsibility for their own actions and encourage them to listen and take better notes during the lesson. The teacher will then ask the class what they know about the kingdoms. The teacher will then provide a quick lecture on the differences of the kingdoms and have students fill in charts that will function as their notes for the game. Students will be grouped in fours in order to minimize yelling and encourage healthy competitiveness. The teacher will then explain the rules of the game. If the class finishs the questions early they can either start on their homework or they will have a second part to the game concerning the animal and plant kingdom depending on how much time is left and how well they behaved during the game. Connections: The connections student should make by the end of the class is that classification is a fundamental component in everything and acknowledge that everything is classified not only in science but in everything else surrounding the student. They can apply this to their future goals, for example if the student wishes to be a hair stylist; they will learn the different classifications of hair styles and how to divide different styles. This applies culturally with Taxonomy being one of the fundamental science fields in the 21st century. This topic can be related to all the course a student will take in their school life, even the separation of subjects is an example of classification. Classification will help students understand new and current organism that are being discovered and the difficulty in classifying them. Once students understand the basics they will also have a chance to understand how organism can be further divided into smaller classification groups. Evaluation of Learning: students will complete a conceptual map from the lesson. They will use the chart they created in class and notes that they formulated during the lesson. The purpose of the conceptual map will be to provide the students not only another source to study the material but it will also provide the students a strategy to manipulate what they have learned and present it in a different format. Possible Sponge: They will be able to start on the homework. If there are is a large gap the students will be able to go online to:, here they will be able to play an interactive game that makes the student sort through pictures and identify certain things being asked. With this game students will learn that studying can be fun and games can be educational. Through this the student will understand that learning can be fun and interesting. Transitional Activities: Instruction/Direction as to what the student will be doing next; students will write down the vocabulary words with their definitions from the board to their notebooks. This will ensure that the students have a foundation to work with as the lesson progresses and a reference for the student to look at if they get lost. Students will be grouped into fours; this should reduce yelling across the tables and will reinforce students to rely on their notes as opposed to their other group members notes. Materials/Set-up: Magnets representing the six kingdoms, Chart, PowerPoint with game questions and lecture based slides, vocabulary words with definitions on the board, small whiteboards with markers,

Teaching Phase Objectives:

The learner will understand the differences and similarities of the Six Kingdoms of Life. The learner will correctly classify each Kingdom of life. Schedule Sponge

A. When the period begins the teacher will explain the expectations she has for them as far as behavior and class participation. She will explain what will happen during the period and the consequences of their actions (positive and negative consequences).

Teach/ Active Engagement

B. Once the teacher has explained her expectation for the day and the lesson. She will ask the students what they know about the kingdoms. From there the teacher will be able to determine what she may need to emphasize during the lesson. C. Depending on their behavior the students will either have a game or a worksheet to complete. D. The Game: the game will be based of the game, Who Am I?, where the student will be provided a description and they must identify the organism to the correct kingdom. The second part of the game will focus on the animal and plant kingdom, they will need to provide four examples for each kingdom and get one point for each unique example they come up with. The second part of the game will be provided based on time and behavior of the students. E. The Worksheet: The students will complete a conceptual map where they have to interpret the information from the chart to a different format, a map of the kingdoms. This work will be done individually and silently as part of the negative consequence due to their behavior. F. Classification is one the other most important tool used in science in order to organize information and evaluate life on earth. This lesson is needed to provide students the basic understanding of classification and understand that there are several other kingdoms that are different and similar to the animal kingdom. This is also the foundation to Binomial nomenclature and keys used in science. Not only does science use classification but also other subjects ( for example in English: Poetry, Fiction, Bibliographies). Classification is also used in s students daily lives. G. In the last 10-15 of class I will ask students to look over the homework and ask them if they have any questions. I will also go over some terms that they would have already learned from the previous lesson and from the first 15 minutes of class when the teacher was explaining what they will be looking over and what they should know. Students are expected to complete homework and turn in for grading the next day. If they class played the game: the teacher will also tally up the result and announce the winner.