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Instructor: Autumn Combs Lesson Title: Veterans Day Curriculum Area: Social Studies Grade Level/Cooperating Teacher: 2nd, Underbakke Date: November 13, 2013 Estimated Time: 30 min

Standards Connection: Discuss celebrations in the United States and around the world. Learning Objective(s): When given a vocabulary matching sheet, students will match the word with the appropriate definition getting all three words correct. Learning Objective(s) stated in kid-friendly language: Ok boys and girls, today we are going to be talking about Veterans Day and learning some new vocabulary words at the same time. Evaluation of Learning Objective(s): The assessment used is a matching sheet. The words will be in one column, and the definitions of those words will be in another column. The students will then match the appropriate word with its definition. Students should correctly match all three words to their definitions. Engagement: I need table one to join me on your square. Please tiptoe there. Will table two now tiptoe to their square? Thank you for being quiet and respectful. (continue to ask students to go to their squares to prepare for the lesson. When all students are seated and quiet, start with a question)Who can tell me the holiday that we just celebrated on Monday? (wait for appropriate responses) Thats right, we just celebrated Veterans Day. We are going to read a book about Veterans Day. Who can tell me what you think the story will be about by looking at the cover of the book? (Allow student to share an idea.) Great, lets see if your inference is correct. (Teacher will read The Poppy Lady to the class.) (As the teacher reads, ask questions that will help with student understanding.) What do you think Moina is going to do to make the room for the soldiers brighter and more comfortable? (Wait for appropriate responses) Well lets see. (Continue to read) After Moina places the flowers in the room, what more do you think she could do? (Wait for appropriate responses and continue to read) Explain that Moina is reading a poem that talks about a field where men are laid to rest where poppies grow. (Ask the children why Moina chose to wear the poppies all the time) You are right, she chose the poppies because they were growing in the cemetery where the soldiers were. She thought that by wearing the poppies, it would help people to remember people who had fought for our country, our Veterans. Learning Design:

I. Teaching: Lets go back to our seats. Will this row tiptoe to their seats? (Continue to call rows until all students are back at their desks) Ok, we are now going to go over some words that we saw in our book. Our first word is bravery. (Show bravery card) Lets say it together, BRA-VERY. Now lets spell it together, b-r-a-v-e-r-y. Now, I want you to close your eyes and think about what it means to be brave. (Show the bravery card on the document camera and then flip it over to the definition) Raise your hand if you will read this to the class for me. (Call on student) Thank you!

That is right, bravery means that you do something even if you think you are too scared to do it. (Show bravery used in the text.) Now I want you to turn to a partner and talk about why soldiers are brave today. (Allow students a chance to talk to their neighbors) Now lets talk about our next word. It is honor. Think to yourself what it means to have honor. (Show the word on the document camera and flip to the definition) Lets read this word together. HO-NOR. Now Lets spell it, h-o-n-o-r. Good job. Think about this word and what it could mean. (Show the definition of the word) Lets read this together, to have high respect for someone. (show honor used in the story) Now turn to your partners and talk about a way that we honored Veterans on Veterans Day. (Call on student to share a point.) Our last word is remembrance. Lets read it together, now lets spell it. I want everyone to think of what you think remembrance could be. (Flip card over and read the definition) Remembrance is thinking about people even after they leave. How can we show our remembrance of soldiers? (wait for hands to raise. Call on student ) Yes?That is correct, we can wear red poppies like they do in the story so that we remember those that served our country. II. Opportunity for Practice: For practice today you all are going to make a concept map for the words that we discussed. (Model drawing the concept map for them) You will write the word in the top box, the definition in a bubble coming off of the word and an example of the word to help you remember in the other bubble. (Model the process so that they have something to go by.) (Pass out concept maps for children.) Go ahead and get started. You may work with a partner as long as you show me that you are able to respect the noise level. If it gets too loud we will have to work alone. (put the word cards on the document camera so that the students can see them as they work.) When you get finished raise your hand so I can come around and look at what you have done. III. Assessment Ok class, lets get settled down and talk a little about what we are going to do today. You are going to match the definitions that we went over to the words that we just learned. When are finished, turn it over and look at me. (Wait for students to finish the assessment.) IV. Closure: One thing that we talked about is that Veterans Day is about remembering people that have served in the military during war to keep us safe and free. Today, we are going to make a card to tell a soldier thank you for serving our country. Our card will be delivered to an actual man who is in the military now and who has fought for the United States. I have the card here and what we will do is sign your name to the card. You can even draw a quick picture or say something real fast. Again, this is just to show that we are thankful and we are remembering what he has done for us. I will start passing the card around but remember that we dont have much time so keep it going (Pick up assessment sheets and put up example for the class to use as they complete their letters)
Materials and Resources: The Poppy Lady Vocabulary cards (attached) Graphic organizer (attached) Assessment (attached) Rubric (attached)

Differentiation Strategies (including plans for individual learners): H: Students in this category can find more words in the book that that they do not understand. This way they can practice with new vocabulary words. L: Students in this category will be able to use the book to locate the words as they are used as they work. Data Analysis: We did not have time to complete the assessment due to time restraints.

Reflection: This lesson went well. Next time it should be more interactive with more basic definitions. From formal assessment throughout the lesson, I could tell that some of my students had trouble understanding. It was club day and the children were up and leaving half way through the lesson. There was no time for a summative assessment at the end.

Samford University Design for Learning

Bravery

Doing something even though you are nervous about it

Honor

To have high respect for someone

Remembrance

Thinking about someone or something when it is not with you

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Name: Vocabulary Matching

Bravery

Thinking of someone or something when it is not with you

Honor

Doing something even though you are nervous about it

Remembrance

To have high respect for someone

Name: Vocabulary Matching

Bravery

Thinking of someone or something when it is not with you

Honor

Doing something even though you are nervous about it

Remembrance

To have high respect for someone

Vocabulary Matching Rubric

Bravery

Thinking of someone or something when it is not with you

Honor

Doing something even though you are nervous about it

Remembrance

To have high respect for someone