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USC Aiken School of Education Lesson Plan Template

(see detailed lesson plan guide and rubric)

Template

Candidate Name: Santanna M. Templeton

On my honor as a University of South Carolina Aiken student, I have completed


my work according to the principle of Academic Integrity.
Lesson Title: Firefighters
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s) 4k
Number of Students: 20
Date: December 8, 2019
Duration: 35 mins
Standards & HPD8- Identify people who can help them in the community (police, firefighter,
Indicators: nurse).

Learning Objective: Students will be able to recognize, identify, and understand the role of a firefighter
with 90% accuracy.
Assessment: Pre-Assessment: Formative Assessment: Summative Assessment:
See the lesson plan
guide for suggested The teacher will begin the The teacher will ask There will be a summative
assessments. Attach a lesson be asking the questions after the assessment at the end of
copy of all rubrics, students the following: firefighters are done with the unit.
checklists, rating sheets, 1. What is a their visit.
and scoring guides you firefighter
will use. 2. Is a firefighter a 1. What is the role of
community a firefighter?
helper? 2. How do you know
These questions will be what a firefighter
asked during whole group looks like?
instruction. 3. How does a
firefighter help us?
Differentiatio Accommodations will be made for all students that need them. Accommodations
n will be established in accordance to a student’s IEP, ESOL, and/or 504 plans.
Students who learn better with hands on examples will be able to understand by
being able to try on firefighter’s gear, getting onto the fire truck, and being able to
touch the equipment. Students with visual learning abilities will learn best through
Accommodati
watching the firefighter video, as well as, seeing the firefighters. Auditory learners
ons
will learn best through the teacher reading the read aloud, as well as, listening to the

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Modifications firefighters. Also, auditory learners will learn best through the discussion of
Student Learning firefighters.
Diversity for

Modifications will be determined once the teacher has assessed students at the end of
the week and knows if students understood the content or not.

Grouping Students: Whole Group:


- Firefighter Video
- Read Aloud
Materials/Resources: Teacher Materials
Attach a copy of all - Smart Board (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28yn_3BEraM)
handouts for your - Firehouse! by Mark Teague
lesson.
Student Materials
- N/A

Other Materials
- Materials that the firefighter brings to the classroom.
Educational - Smart Board (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28yn_3BEraM)
Technology:

Pedagogical
Strategies: ☐ Anticipation Guide ☐ Direct instruction/lecture ☐ Mnemonic
See the lesson plan
device
guide for suggested
strategies. Attach a copy ☐ Brainstorming ☐ Demonstration ☐
of all activity sheet(s) to Drawing/artwork
your lesson plan. ☐ Graphic organizer/concept ☐ Hands-on manipulatives ☒ Movement
map
☐ Structured notetaking ☐ Small groups ☒ Music

☐ Analyze image, photo, or ☐ Inquiry stations ☒ Video


object
☐ Annotate or highlight text ☐ Gallery Walk ☐ Roleplay
☐ Guided practice ☐ Turn & Talk ☐ Game

☐ Quick Writes ☐ Think-Pair-Share ☐ Project

☐ Inquiry Learning Cycle ☒ Other: Read Aloud


Firefighter Visit

Music/Video: The video is appropriate for this lesson because it is engaging and
very catchy song which will keep students interested. The video also aligns with the
objective by talking about what firefighters do, what they look like, and tools that
they use on the job.
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Read Aloud: The read aloud is appropriate and aligns with the objective because it
takes an exciting and amusing look the role and how to be a firefighter.

Movement: Students will have the opportunity for movement when the firefighters
come in and visit the classroom.

Firefighter Visit: This is appropriate for students and the objective because students
get to meet and see a real firefighter which will help them recognize, identify, and
understand the role of a firefighter.

Lesson Structure/ ENGAGE (5 mins)


Procedures: . The students will be engaged by the Firefighter video. The students will be asked to
See the lesson plan come sit on the carpet in a semi square. The teacher will sit students where it is
guide for step-by-step appropriate to avoid disruptions during the lesson.
procedures. The teacher will begin by asking students
1. What is a firefighter?
Include: 2. Is a firefighter a community helper?
 Launching the The teacher will call on a few students to answer these questions. After the
lesson with a strong questions have been answered, the teacher will play the Firefighter video.
opening EXPLORE (5 mins)
 Opportunity for Students will get to explore about firefighters by listening to the read aloud
students to explore Firehouse! By Mark Teague. This read aloud takes on an exciting and amusing twist
 Direct teaching on how and the role of being a firefighter.
 Opportunity for EXPLAIN (20 mins)
students to practice The students will be able to get a real world understanding of what firefighters do
 Assessment in our community. A few firefighters will come to visit the classroom. The
embedded firefighters will explain to the students what they do, allow students to try on gear,
throughout the and visit the firetruck.
lesson EVALUATE (0 mins)
 A meaningful The teacher will be able to assess the students’ knowledge at the end of the week.
closure END (5 mins)
Once the firefighters are done with the students, the students will come back inside
and sit back in their semi square. The teacher will review what was discussed about
firefighters from the video, read aloud, and the visit from the firefighters to ensure
students are able to recognize, identify, and understand the role of a firefighter.
Before reviewing, the teacher will ask the following:
1. What is the role of a firefighter?
2. How do you know what a firefighter looks like?
3. How does a firefighter help us?
Safety Considerations: Students will be asked to keep all hands, feet, and other objects to themselves.
Students will be asked to follow directions and pay close attention to what the
firefighters ask them to do since they will bring equipment.

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Follow Up: EXTEND (0 mins)
A follow up will occur once the teacher has given the summative assessment at the
end of the week.
Once the teacher has assessed each student, then the teacher can properly work with
students who did not achieve mastery, as well as, extend with the students who did
achieve mastery.
Questioning: Knowledge and Application and analysis Creation and
comprehension evaluation
1. What is a 4. What is the n/a
firefighter? role of a
2. Is a firefighter a firefighter?
community 5. How do you
helper? know what a
firefighter
looks like?
6. How does a
firefighter help
us?
Linking Theory to Social Cognitive Theory: Learning occurs in a social context through observation,
Practice: imitation, and modeling. The teacher focuses on demonstration and repetition.
See the lesson plan  Students will be learning about firefighters through many different ways.
guide for suggested However, students will be able to observe and imitate firefighters through the
theoretical perspectives. video, read aloud, and the visit from the firefighters.
The theory you select
should support the
teaching strategies and
groupings described in
your lesson plan.
Reference(s): Bounce Patrol-Kids Songs. “Firefighters Song for Kids- Fire Truck Song- Fire
Trucks Rescue Team | Kids Songs” (Mar. 24, 2018) Retrieved from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28yn_3BEraM

South Carolina Early Learning Standards. (2017, August). Retreived November 8,


2019, from http://sc-ccccd.net/pdfs-docs/SCEarlyLearningStandards.pdf

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