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Sorrick, RoxanneSorrick

Teacher-candidate: Laura Kelly

Subject Area: Social Studies

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Date: 2/12/16
Grade Level: 1st grade

Prior learning related to lesson or unit: (what has been covered that will provide
the foundation for this lesson or unit?) Kindergarten: models and maps are used to
represent places, and Terms related to direction and distance, as well as symbols and
landmarks, can be used to talk about the relative location of familiar places.
Standards Alignment(s):
Geography, grade 1, 5. Places are distinctive because of their physical
characteristics (landforms and bodies of water) and human characteristics
(structures built by people).
RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g heading, tables of contents,
glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
Learning Target(s) measurable and observable with actionable verb:
Formal learning target:
Define and illustrate different features of landforms.
Student language learning target I can.
I can write about and draw different landforms.
*Integrated Learning: How does this lesson fit in a broad unit? How can other
content areas be integrated? At least one other content area should be integrated.
Language Arts: Reading an informational text. Using text features to talk about the
river and lake pages.
Science: Could address basic needs in this and other lessons in the unit.
Social Studies:
Fine Arts:
Teaching Strategies:
Whole group

Instructional Materials:
sentence strips
landform flip books
Rivers and Lakes book

Classroom Management Reminders:

Give students time, but not too
much time to work on their
beginning drawings.
iPads are just for learning.
Students can talk to share ideas.

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Differentiation Instruction (objectives, strategies, environment, materials, or

Child A (or Group A):
Students who might have a tough time drawing or typing on the iPad can use
a white board or plain paper to get their ideas down.
Planned Assessment Tools
Assessment of learning target product: definition and illustration of landform
Criterion 2/2 for lakes, 2/2 for rivers (total 4/4)
Next steps for students showing mastery students will continue with landforms
and move on to oceans in the next lesson.
Next steps for students that are progressing students will continue working
with and reviewing prior landforms discussed (mountains, rivers and lakes).

Lesson Body
Content Summary:
Students will learn about landforms, specifically rivers and lakes in this lesson. They
will use their iPads to write, draw and explore pictures of rivers and lakes. Students
will define and discuss different features of landforms using their specific
characteristics. Students will also use pictures text features to locate key facts in the
Set Induction/Introduction of Lesson and Learning Target (connect to past and
introduce current; this should be motivating and engaging!! You must state this
learning target at the beginning of the lesson):
Today we are going to
Open nearpod with iPads and pass back flipbooks

Review what we did yesterday in our landform flipbook, and with near

Academic Language I need to use (vocabulary, function, and/or form):
Landforms, Lake, River, (headings, subheadings, caption, ect.)
Organization, Questions, Transitions, Scaffolding, etc.
Reminder of learning target
We are going to be talk about rivers and lakes today. First lets focus on
o Draw a picture nearpod
o Show pictures from students who give approval.
o Talk about the characteristics that everyone included in their picture.
o What other characteristics to rivers have?
o Talk about book pages (6 and 7 & 20,21) about the river how it starts,
pictures of what they look like
o Write a class definition of what a river is
o Check it with nearpod definition.
o Write and draw in flipbook River
Repeat all of these same actions for Lakes
o Book pages 24 & 25

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o Write and draw in flipbook Lake

Allow time for sharing flipbook pictures if students want to talk and collaborate.

Conclusion/Review of Objective and learning that has occurred during this lesson;
Connection to future learning:
Today we
Define lakes and rivers using the characteristics we discuss.
Tomorrow: talk about valleys and plateaus.
Alternate plan: One alternate method for the lesson in case my plan isnt working.
If nearpod or smart board isnt working, we can use our iPads as whiteboards, or use
actual white boards.