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YourName:BriannaJackson

TitleofLesson:LifecycleofCorn
Grade:2ndGrade

LESSONPLANTEMPLATE

STANDARDS
NOTE:Pleaselistatleasttwocompletestandardsyourlessonplancovers.[CommonCoreStateStandards
(mathandlanguagearts),NextGenerationScienceStandards(science),ArizonaStateSocialStudies
Standards(socialstudies)].

PO2.Predicttheresultsofaninvestigation(e.g.,inanimallifecycles,phasesofmatter,thewater
cycle).

Bytheendofyear,readandcomprehendinformationaltexts,includinghistory/socialstudies,
science,andtechnicaltexts,inthegrades23textcomplexitybandproficiently,withscaffoldingas
neededatthehighendoftherange.(2.RI.10)

LESSONSUMMARY/OVERVIEW
Provideanoverview/synopsisofthelessonandthetopicsthatitwillcover.Makesuretoprovideareason
whyyouselectedthistoberelevantforaunitonsustainability?
Afterlearningaboutcornoverthecourseof3days,thestudentswilllearnmoreaboutthelifecycleofcorn.
Wewillstartthelessonbystandingupandpairingupwithapartner.Theywillsharewiththeirpartner
whattheythinkthecycleofcornis.Iwillcallonafewstudentstosharewhattheytalkedaboutwiththeir
partner.FollowingthisdiscussiontheclassandIwillreadtogethera bookcalledFromKerneltoCornby
RobinNelson.AsavisualthestudentswillalsowatchashortvideoonthelifecycleofcornfoundonSchool
Tube.
OBJECTIVES
Describewhatyouwantstudentstoknow/beabletodoasaresultofthelesson.
Forexample,Studentswillbeableto
Studentswillbeabletoreadandcomprehendtextwith80%masterybyplacingpicturesinthecorrect
sequence.

ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION
Whatmeasureswillyouusetoknowifyoustudentsmettheobjectives?

Iwillbeinformallyassessingthestudentsastheyreadthebook.
Studentswillhavetoorderthelifecycleofcorninthecorrectorder.

PREREQUISITEKNOWLEDGE
Whatwillstudentsneedtoknowpriortocompletingthislessonandhowwillyouaccesstheirprior
knowledge?

Studentswillneedtoknowwhatmaterialsarerequiredwhenplantingcorn.Alongwiththestepstoassure
thatthecornwillgrow.Iwillaccesstheirpriorknowledgebyrefreshingwhatwelearnedthepreviousday
andincorporatingitintodayslessonplan.

Listofrequiredmaterials.

MATERIALS

LifeCycleofCornworksheet
Glue
Scissors
Video(aboutthelifecycleofcorn)
FromKerneltoCornbyRobinNelson

Listofkeyvocabularyterms.

VOCABULARY/KEYWORDS

Fertilizer
Soil
Hoe
Seed
Harvest

TEACHINGPROCEDURES
ProceduralSteps(Stepbystepinstructionsforteachingthelesson):

Teacherwillstarttheclassbyallowingstudentstoviewtheseedsthatwereplantedthepreviousday.
Afterthestudentstaketurnviewingtheseedstheywilldiscusswiththeirtablepartnerswhatthey
observed.
Teacherwillhavethestudentsstandupandpairuptodiscusswhattheythinkthelifecycleofcorn
is.
Hearingafewresponsesfromthestudents,theteacherwillexplainthelifecycleofcornis.
TeacherwillhavetheclassreadaloudtogetherabookcalledFromKerneltoCornbyRobinNelson.
Teacherwillreadthestoryasecondtime,havingthestudentshighlightimportantstepsinthelife
cycle.
Foradditionalknowledge,teachercanplayavideoforthestudentsfoundonSchoolTube.
Teacherwillgivestudentsaworksheetthatthestudentswillhavetocutoutthecornscycleprocess
andgluetheminthecorrectorder.
TodosostudentswillusewhattheyhighlightedandthevideofromSchoolTube.

RESOURCES
Listanyreferencesyouusedtocreatethislesson.Ifyouborrowedideasfromanylessonplanspleasenote
themhere.UseAPAformat.

CornLifeCycle&SequencingCardsfor#Preschool!#PlayfulPreschoolThePreschoolToolbox
Blog.(2014,September16).RetrievedNovember7,2015.
ExploretheLifeCycleofCorn.(n.d.).RetrievedNovember7,2015.
Life Cycle of Corn. (n.d.). Retrieved November 7, 2015.
USDA ERS - Corn. (n.d.). Retrieved November 7, 2015.

WAYSOFTHINKINGCONNECTION
Provideacompleteexplanationofhowyourlessonplanconnectstofutures,system,strategic,orvalues
thinking.Definethewayofthinkingyouselectedandusedinthislessonplan.Remember,thisshouldbe
includedmeaningfullyinthelessonplan.
Thislessonplanconnectstosystemsthinkingbecausetheyarenotjustlearningaboutcorn.Theyare
learningtheprocessofcornalongwithitsconnectiontootherfoodsources.Cornisthemostgrowncropin
theUnitedStatesasitisusedformany,manythings.Systemthinkingallowsyoutothinkbeyondjustcorn
itselfbuttoseehowcornisusedtofeedalltheotherfoodsourcesintheworldsuchasourmeatproducts.It
allowsthestudentstounderstandhowimportanttheprocessofcornis.