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EDCT 2030 Lesson Plan

Instructor: Maura McGinty Lesson Duration: 55 minutes Grade & Subject: 8th Grade Language Arts Topic: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Learning Objectives: This lesson is intended to allow students to acquire and use vocabulary in its many contexts. Readers should be able to better recognize and understand an authors choice of words for his or her text. After this lesson, students should be able to: Determine the meaning of multiple-meaning words and phrases through the use of a variety of tactics (i.e. use context, use common affixes, consult reference materials, etc.) Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances found in words Acquire and use grade-level appropriate words and phrases Students will also be able to recognize different examples of figurative language with 80% accuracy at the conclusion of this lesson. Lesson Summary: Students will understand and learn how to incorporate figurative language into everyday dialogues, writings, and encounters. The instructor will provide a PowerPoint at the beginning of class displaying examples of figurative words and phrases. Common, famous, and clich examples will be provided for reference. Students will then be given the remaining class time for independent study. During this time, they will research figurative phrases (pun, idiom, etc.) and draw a creative interpretation of their picked phrases. The paper will include a small description of their drawing, the phrase they choose to use, a citation, and an interpretation of the phrase in their own words. The homework assignment will be to complete the in-class assignment if it is not finished, and students will write a short story that includes at least three to five uses of figurative language for homework will be the assessment for students. Materials: PowerPoint and projector Access to laptops/computers for figurative language research and homework (Internet and word processor needed) Writing Utensil Notebook for note taking

White paper Coloring Utensils (crayons, markers, colored pencils)

Instructional Procedures: Method: Direct/Interactive Instruction Activity: Review the previous days lesson and begin instructional PowerPoint. I will begin by projecting a PowerPoint related to the acquisition and understanding of figurative language to the class that: - Defines figurative language - Demonstrates the types of figurative language - Gives examples of common and famous uses of figurative language as well as clichs most often found with its use Estimated Time: 15 minutes Adaptation: I will randomly call on students to give examples in their own words based on what they believe to be true about this type of writing (i.e.. define figurative language in their own words, give their own examples, etc.) to ensure that all are paying attention and have an equal chance at participation. Method: Collaboration & Research Activity: I will give students time to research different phrases and sayings that use figurative language with the use of technology. Students may use this time to collaborate with one another to generate ideas for their inclass assignment. Students will find a phrase and creative convey it on paper. On the back, they are to include a small description of their drawing, the phrase they chose to use, a citation, and an interpretation of this phrase in their own words. Estimated Time: 15 minutes Adaptation: I will walk around the classroom during this time to ensure that students are staying on task while using the computers. Method: Collaboration & Research/Independent Study Activity: Once students have determined the type of figurative language they will be incorporating on to paper, they may begin constructing their creative interpretation. Estimated Time: 15 minutes Adaptation: I will continue to walk among the students in the classroom to make sure the students are on task and to answer any questions they may have. Method: Direct Instruction Activity: Ten minutes before the class is over, I will conclude the days activities. Students are to stop working on their assignments so I may

explain the nights homework. If students did not have enough time to complete their in-class project, they are to finish it for homework and return it the next day. Additionally, they are to type a short story (one to two pages, double-spaced) that includes at least three to five uses of figurative language. Students are highly encouraged to include more examples in their writing to enhance its quality and further demonstrate their knowledge. Estimated Time: 10 minutes Adaptation: I will be clear and concise about the homework in order to leave enough class time for any questions and/or concerns the students may have related to the assignments. Assessment: There will be an in-class activity and homework assignment. These will be formative assessments used to determine how well the students comprehend the subject of figurative language. The main component in these two assessments is how well each student is grasping the concept of understanding and incorporating the use of figurative language in daily life. For the creative interpretation, I will mainly be reviewing the short description written on the back to determine how much the student comprehends. For the short story, I will be making sure that three to five uses of the language are effectively used and fit the storys context. Additionally, I may assign bonus points to students who go above and beyond the minimum requirements and demonstrate a mastery of the subject in their typed story. In the future and at the end of the lesson on vocabulary and the use of language, there will be a summative assessment in the form of a test to judge the knowledge of the students.