Anitra Butler
Course Objectives:

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Subject: Language Arts - Grade 8

General Goal
: Student will be able to read and discuss two chapters out of the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" novel.

Specific Objectives
: (1) Students will be able to describe events in the novel. (2) Student will be able to make a text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-world connection.

Materials needed
: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde novel, visual open mind graphic organizer, story map poster (to be filled in as the student reads)

Estimated time required
: One block schedule period.

Planned classroom management strategies
: Teacher will use individualized instruction.

Procedural
:

    1. Motivating activity- as a warm-up, the teacher will ask the student to think of a time when they saw someone do something very bad and that individual did not feel sorry for what he or she did.
    2. Teaching
      1. Demonstration/Modeling and Guided Practice: Teacher will introduce the story by saying, "a character in this book is so evil that he does not feel sorry for the bad things that he does". The teacher will ask the student to scan chapter one for names of characters within that chapter. The teacher will then ask the student to guess which character out of all the characters introduced is the evil one. Next, teacher will read aloud chapter one to set the stage for the remaining reading. After teacher finishes reading chapter one, the student will help the teacher fill in a story map graphic poster. The setting, characters, and events will be filled in based on what has been read.
      2. Independent Practice: Teacher will assign student to read chapter 2 independently. To check for comprehension, the teacher will ask the student to retell events that occurred in chapter two. The teacher will then ask the student to fill in any events that he want to add to the story map graphic poster. The teacher will also ask the student to fill in the problem of the story on the story map graphic poster.
    3. Accomodation/Adaption- For student X, teacher will read the first chapter to set the stage. Student will also be assisted with a story map graphic poster to help maintain comprehension. Teacher will assist student with any difficult words.
    4. Evaluation/Testing/Procedure for Collecting Formative and Summative Evaluation-
      1. Formative: Teacher will ask student to summarize both chapters verbally to check for understanding.
      2. Summative: Teacher will ask student to make a text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-world connection. Using the visual open mind graphic organizer, student will chose a connection. He will write his thoughts plus include drawings inside the head. This activity will demonstrate whether student is capable of making connections with text.

Reflection/Self-Evaluation: Based on the retelling and summarizing of events the teacher will decide whether the student comprehends well and if not what is a possible factor that could disrupt his comprehension. Teacher will also examine the visual open mind graphic organizer to assess the connections that the student makes with the text.