Anitra Butler
Course Objectives:

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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.


    1. 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:

    Vocabulary Word


    Traits Physical characteristics
    Heredity The passing of traits from parents to offspring
    Genetics The scientific study of heredity
    Purebred Always produces offspring with the same form of a trait as the parent
    Genes Factors that control traits
    Alleles Different forms of genes
    Dominant allele One whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present
    Recessive allele One who is masked or covered up whenever the dominant allele is present
    Hybrids Two different alleles for the trait

    Students will help the teacher to sort the strips and then read to see if they were correct.

  1. Teaching
      1. 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.
      2. Independent Practice: At the end of reading the chapter, teacher will assign students to complete the section 1-review questions one through four.
  2. 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.
  3. Evaluation/Testing/Procedure for Collecting Formative and Summative Evaluation-
      1. 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 not.
      2. 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.