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EDUC 2220- Educational Technology Lesson Plan Template Our Dance Story
Malikah Jabbar Pre K/ Common Core

Common Core Standards: Domain: Cognition and General Knowledge Strand: Cognitive Skills Topic: Memory Recreate complex ideas, events/situations with personal adaptations. Sub Domain: Social Studies Strand: Government Topic: Civic Participation and Skills Demonstrate cooperative behaviors and fairness in social interactions. Domain: Language and Literacy Development Strand: Listening and Speaking Topic: Expressive Language Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly. (Articulation)

Lesson Summary: During this lesson children will be recounting the events of a game of musical chairs. They will use expressive language to describe in their own words the events that transpired and their relative emotions. The purpose of this lesson is to give students the tools to demonstrate cooperative behaviors and fairness in social interactions, as well as, to articulate thoughts and feelings. The game will be video taped, the children will later in the day be asked did you have fun playing musical chairs? Did you like the songs? Would you like to play again, why or why not?. Then each child will be asked to Describe your favorite part of playing musical chairs and their responses will be tapped. The teacher will make a video presentation where the kids will be able to watch themselves at play and their individual commentary. Estimated Duration: The duration of this activity is estimated at 140 minutes. The activity will be broken down into several parts: Prep: 15 minutes Instruction: 15 minutes Child initiated selection of song: 5 minutes Activity: 25 minutes Follow up discussion: 20 minutes

Individual commentary: 20 minutes Teacher composition of presentation: 30 Children video viewing: 10 minutes Commentary: I plan on gaining students interest in this lesson by first introducing or furthering music time in the classroom in the week prior. I anticipate that a challenge will be getting the children to briefly describe their favorite part of the activity on video. Another challenge will be to video each child individually, without interruption from the other children. Instructional Procedures: Day 1: First 20 minutes: Introductory activity- I will ask the children, Have you ever played musical chairs? The children who respond yes will be asked to explain to the group musical chairs. Supportive commentary will be provided. Then I will state, We are going to play today! Then Students will assist in selecting the Pandora music genre and song station from the classroom computer. 25 minutes: I will press play and pause on the musical selection. Students will proceed in the game of musical chairs. Although a chair will be removed at each pausing, no student will be asked to sit out. An assistant teacher will assist and participate in the game as well. A separate TA will video tape the game using a digital camera. 20 minutes: In the afternoon following lunch and nap time the students will be asked did you have fun playing musical chairs? Did you like the songs? Would you like to play again, why or why not? during circle time. Day 2: 10 minutes: The children will begin their day with free choice. While playing, I will remind the children of the musical chairs activity the prior day. I will ask each child, what was your favorite part? The assistant teacher will tapped the commentary using a digital camera. 30 minutes: During the childrens nap time I will download the files onto the class computer and create a video presentation. 10 minutes: The children will view the presentation later that afternoon on the class projector screen. Pre-Assessment: The children will regularly engage in group activities. Prior to this activity they will regularly be asked to articulate the activity and their respective feelings. Their cooperative behavior will be observed during other group activities. Scoring Guidelines: The pre-assessment results will be determined solely by teacher judgment and judgment of the TA. Post-Assessment: The teacher constructed video will demonstrate if the children were able to play cooperatively and articulate and recall their experience. Scoring Guidelines:

The Teacher and TA will review the video at length and determine where each child falls (Did well or needs improvement) in the following categories: Memory, Cooperative Participation and Articulation.

Differentiated Instructional Support Describe how instruction can be differentiated (changed or altered) to meet the needs of gifted or accelerated students: These students may be allowed to utilize the digital camera or other technology to ask question and record children in the classroom. The teacher or TA can assist these students with building their own video presentation to show. Or the students can write a letter or draw a picture describing the experience. Discuss additional activities you could do to meet the needs of children who might be struggling with the material: The TA will participate in the activity to assist struggling students. Self directed dance will be encouraged as well for students who may not be ready to follow the instruction. Children struggling with articulation will be coached with supportive language through their favorite part declaration. Extension NA These are pre K students. Homework Options and Home Connections Children enjoy viewing themselves. I would encourage parents to daily ask their children to describe their day to them. This will improve memory and articulation. Be supportive of the childs use of language, but do not speak for them, over talk them, discourage their word choice, or undermine their feelings. This could be during the ride home, dinner time, bath time, before bed, etc. Interdisciplinary Connections This activity could also apply to: 1)Physical well being and motor development; motor development; large muscle, balance and coordination; demonstrate spatial awareness in physical activity and movement. The children must be aware to avoid bumping in to each other and to ensure safety. 2) Social and Emotional Development; self; awareness and expression of emotion; communicate a range of emotions in socially acceptable ways. It is common in group activities such as musical chairs for a child to become upset or saddened if they do not find a chair during the music pause. The children must learn to communicate feelings appropriately.

Materials and Resources:

For teachers

Laptop, digital camera, internet access, projector screen, chairs

For students


Key Vocabulary Describe Music Record Video presentation

Additional Notes NA