|Lesson title: Children’s literature|
|Topic: Themes in Poetry|
|Subject / grade level: class 5|
|Materials: Poetry and Verse text book, chalks and mark pen, exercise books|
|Description of prerequisite skills: The students learned how to pronounce different letters and identification of the sentences written in present and past tense. These skills will enable the students to comprehend the message contained in the poem and even pronounce the words correctly in order to establish any rhyming skills used in the poem|
|Lesson objective(s): In this lesson, the students will learn how to identify various themes in a poem. Also the student will learn the various styles used by the authors in a poem.|
|Differentiation strategies to meet diverse learner needs I will interact with the students to help me to identify the needs of the students. I will use visual aids to make the objectives of the lesson plan more clearly to the students with special needs.|
|ENGAGEMENT I will introduce the book in a class and give the synopsis of the book to the students in order to capture and maintain the attention of the students.At the end of the lesson the students should be able to identify and explain the main them of the poem, any characters used in the poem and different styles applied in the poem.|
|EXPLORATION I will encourage the students to pose questions for discussion as the lesson progresses in an attempt to encourage the learners to explore more on the class work.|
|EXPLANATION I will use the lecture method to clarify the content of the lesson to the students and ensure the students will participate in summarizing the poem. The students will be given opportunity to explain the message that is contained in the poem and finally the learner will learn how to explain the theme of the message.|
|ELABORATION I will compare the work covered in class with the contemporary life issues that are happening in our lives and offer a deep explanation to the students in order to enhance their understanding.|
|EVALUATION The students will form discussion groups and discuss the poem covered in class in order to evaluate their understanding of the work covered. The students will be given questions regarding the work covered to test their understanding on the work covered.|
The modifications that are necessary in my lesson plan to address the needs of English learning Learners is by ensuring the lesson plan is effectively structured by having an explicit instruction and modeling, assessing the content as well as ensuring that he lesson plan offers an opportunity for a teacher to interact with the students and also use of peer interactions (Bliss & Macrae, 1996). For those students with special needs the lesson plan should make the objectives of learning clear and easy to understand and the teacher should provide visual aids if necessary to enable the students with special needs to understand the objectives set in the lesson plan. In scaffolding, the teacher may decide to preview the passage and discuss the main vocabularies (Gibbons, 2002). In case of those students who are yet to learn how to read, the teacher can decide to give a different task that the learner can easily understand.
Bliss, J., Askew, M., & Macrae, S. (1996). Effective teaching and learning: Scaffolding revisited. Oxford review of Education, 22(1), 37-61.
Echevarria, J., Vogt, M., & Short, D. (2004). Making content comprehensible for English learners: The SIOP model. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Gibbons, P. (2002). Scaffolding language, scaffolding learning: Teaching second language learners in the mainstream classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.