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Subject: Science - Grade 7
General Goal: Students will be able to explain factors that control the inheritance of
traits in organisms.
Specific Objective: (1) Students will be able to use newly learned vocabulary in a
written essay to explain factors that control the inheritance of traits in organisms.
Materials needed: Science textbook, sentence strips, tape recorder, paper, and pens.
Estimated time required: One block schedule period.
Planned classroom management strategies: Teacher will use whole class instruction.
Accomodation/Adaption- For student X, who has an I.E.P., the teacher will encourage
him to read along as the text is being read aloud by several different classmates. The
teacher will pair student X up with a partner to answer the comprehension questions. The
teacher will assisted the paired group when needed. The teacher will ask the student to
tape record his essay and then listen to himself as he attempts to write down what he said
in an essay format.
Evaluation/Testing/Procedure for Collecting Formative and Summative Evaluation-
- Motivating activity- as a warm-up, the teacher will ask the students to help match
vocabulary sentence strips to their right definition. The following words and definitions
will be written on sentence strips and scrambled up:
||The passing of traits from parents to offspring
||The scientific study of heredity
||Always produces offspring with the same form of a trait as
||Factors that control traits
||Different forms of genes
||One whose trait always shows up in the organism when the
allele is present
||One who is masked or covered up whenever the dominant allele
||Two different alleles for the trait
Students will help the teacher to sort the strips and then read to see if they were
- Demonstration/Modeling and Guided Practice: Teacher will review the objectives with
the students. Teacher will call on students to read-aloud different portions of the text.
As the class reads, teacher will initiate discussion to check for comprehension. Teacher
will also ask students to answer the checkpoint questions provided in the text.
- Independent Practice: At the end of reading the chapter, teacher will assign
students to complete the section 1-review questions one through four.
- Formative: As questions at each checkpoint area are answered, in addition to
assessing the discussion, the teacher will determine whether the lesson is effective or
- Summative: Students will write an essay that summarizes the chapter read. Students
must use the learned vocabulary in their essays.
Reflection/Self-Evaluation: Based on the essays and the comprehension questions,
teacher will determine whether students understand the objectives of the lesson.