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Lesson Plan Template

Teacher Candidate: Jessica Pickett


Unit Title: Authors Purpose
Lesson
Title/Number

Date: November 7, 2012


Subject: English

Grade Level: 4

The Horned Toad Prince: Authors Purpose

1. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize
Common Core the text.
Standards
2.Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly
and when drawing inferences from the text.
3. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a
text.

21 Century
Skills
st

-Smart Board: Power Point, Worksheet


-Radio: Used to read to the kids

Lesson
1. Students will be able to analyze a theme of the story and identify the authors
purpose.
Objectives
2. Students will be able to apply details when answering questions on the worksheet
provided.
3. Students will be able to explain the authors purpose based on the main points of
the story.

1.

Students will be filling out a chart on the worksheet provided. On this chart, they
will be analyzing the authors purpose for writing this piece.
Acceptable 2. Students will be answering questions on the worksheet provided. The students will
Evidence
be answering these questions using details from the story.
3. Students will be doing the entire worksheet with help from peers and the teacher.

Procedure

Bell Ringer

The teacher will reintroduce the topic (Authors purpose) by assigning the Bell
Ringer.
The teacher will ask guided questions. For example: What do you think this story is
about just by looking at the title page?
The teacher will hand out the worksheet for students to begin filling out the chart.
The teacher will begin reading out loud The Horned Toad Prince, and ask for
volunteers to read.
The teacher will stop reading and ask questions about the text as well as vocabulary
questions when needed.
The student will read if they decide to volunteer.
The student will answer questions out loud if they volunteer to answer.
The teacher will redirect students to the worksheet during the reading to fill out the
chart.
When the reading is done, students will finish the chart on the worksheet and share
answers with the class.
The teacher will then direct students to begin answering the questions on the bottom
of the worksheet.
The student will have an opportunity to talk about these questions with classmates.
The students as a class with the teachers help will come up with a topic sentence to
begin answering question number 1.
The student will answer questions 1 on their own.
Repeat for question 2.
A few students will share answers out loud with the class.
The teacher will collect worksheets to check for understanding.
Students will open up their notebooks and will answer the following question: What
do you know about authors purpose? What does authors purpose mean?

Learning Types
visual, auditory, Students are given a worksheet for kinesthetic learners. Students are given an
opportunity to view the worksheet on the Smart Board for visual learners. Students
and kinesthetic
are listening to the story that is being read to them. The teacher will also be talking
about the questions out loud for auditory learners.
Checks for
Teacher will be constantly checking for understanding by asking guided questions
Understanding:
during the reading, as well as collecting the worksheet at the end of the lesson to go
over.
Engagement

Students will be engaged by answering questions as well as working in groups.

Assessment/
Evaluation

Technology

Closure

Resources/
Materials

Formative Assessment: Teacher will be collecting the worksheet at the end of the
lesson to check if students understood how to figure out Authors purpose.

The teacher will be using the smart board for a power point (just to have questions on
the board) as well as have a copy of the worksheet on the board for students to see.

Teacher will ask if students would like to share their answers to the questions on the
worksheet. After some have shared answers, the teacher will collect worksheet to
review.

Powerpoint, Smart Board, worksheet, textbook, notebooks, pen/pencil

Time Required
80 minutes

Reflection (Use APPR guiding questions and provide evidence):

Goals and/or Professional Development Needs/Interests:


The teachers goal is to reinforce/teach the skill of finding the authors purpose in writing. Is the piece
written for entertainment or to persuade a reader or to inform a reader or is the author just writing about
his/her feelings. Students should be able to figure out what purpose the author is writing about by the end
of this lesson.

Teacher Notes for Use During Instruction


Lesson
Objective (s):

Comments:
above.

Agenda for Board:

Student/Class
Profile

Materials:

Smart Board, Worksheet, Powerpoint

Procedure:

Complete by:

___:___

Include:
cognitive
engagement &
formative
assessment (s)

Include possible
adjustments if
warranted by
formative
assessment

Include grouping if
any
Closure:

Begin by: ___ :___

Homework
Begin by: ___ :___
/Announcements:

Name:_____________________________________________

Date:__________________________

Authors Purpose
The Horned Toad Prince
Beginning
Did the story
entertain
me?
Did it make
me laugh?

Did the story


persuade
me? Did it
convince me
to do/want
something?
Which part?
Did the story
inform me of
something?
If so, what
did I learn?

Middle

End

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Detail from the story:

Did the story


make me
feel a certain Detail from the story:
way? Can I
see the authors feelings in the
story?

Name: ____________________________________________

Date:________________________

Authors Purpose:
The Horned Toad Prince
Question 1:
An authors purpose can be to teach the reader an important lesson. What
lesson do you think the author teaches in this story? Use details from the story to
support your answer!
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Question 2:
What was the most important event in the story? Why do you think this?
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What was the PURPOSE of putting this event in the story? What was the author
trying to tell us as readers? (Was she entertaining us? Was she persuading us? LOOK
AT YOUR CHART!)
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