|Lesson Plan ID:
The Apple Pie Tree
Who doesn't love an apple pie? In this story, students will observe an apple tree throughout the seasons while answering who, what, where, why, when, and how questions. As a conclusion, students will make and eat an apple pie!
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
|ELA2015(2) ||1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. [RL.2.1] |
|ELA2015(2) ||7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. [RL.2.7] |
|ELA2015(2) ||10. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. [RI.2.1] |
|ELA2015(2) ||25. With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. [W.2.5] |
|ELA2015(2) ||26. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. [W.2.6] |
|ELA2015(2) ||30. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. [SL.2.2] |
|ELA2015(2) ||31. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. [SL.2.3] |
|Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will understand and use who, what, where, when, why, and how to ask questions about key details in the text.
|Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will use adult and peer guidance and support to write, revise, and publish a recipe.
|Approximate Duration of the Lesson:
|| 61 to 90 Minutes|
|Materials and Equipment:
Class set of the book The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall (or use digital projector to read book online)
Anticipation Guide (attached)
Graphic Organizer (attached)
Recipe for apple pie
Ingredients and utensils needed to make apple pie
|Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access and word processor
The Apple Pie Tree online (if you don't have the book). This is a YouTube.com link. If you don't have access to YouTube.com at your school, you can download keepvid.com on your home computer. You can then download the YouTube.com video listed above, save it on a flash drive, and show it offline at school.
- bring apples
- bring recipe and ingredients for an apple pie
- gather a class set of The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall (or watch a video of the book online)
- make copies of the Anticipation Guide and Graphic Organizer (one per student)
1. Show children different kinds of apples and ask questions such as:
- How do apples taste?
- Is an apple a fruit or vegetable?
- Where do they grow?
- Have you ever picked an apple?
- Where do you get apples you eat from?
- What are some things we can make from apples?
2. Give students the Anticipation Guide. Read each statement. Students circle True or False on the Before side only.
3. Give students a slice of apple to enjoy while teacher reads The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall.
First read: Listen to teacher read story
Second read: Choral read with teacher
Third read: Partner read
Teacher hands out Graphic Organizer.
Ask and answer "What" and "Where" questions with students (We do). Model how to look back in the text to find the answers to each question.
Partners answer "When" questions (Y'all do). Remind students to look back in the text.
Individually answer "Why" questions (You do).
Revisit Anticipation Guide. Teacher will read each statement. Students will circle True or False on the After side. If a statement is false, students must tell how to make the statement true.
The teacher will show students a recipe for apple pie. Discuss and list the different parts of a recipe: ingredients, cook time, oven temperature, and directions. Show the ingredients for apple pie and allow students to help measure and mix ingredients. Place in oven to bake.
Ask students to think of their favorite baked food. They will write a recipe including all the parts discussed and listed. Partners will proofread each other's recipes and edit as needed. With guidance and support from parent volunteers or helpers from older grade levels, students will use a computer with word processing to type and print their recipe. Recipes will be collected for a class book.
Of course, enjoy the apple pie!
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Students will be given another book to read with a partner. Students will then independently complete the same type graphic organizer with questions about their book. Teacher will check the graphic organizer for correct answers.
Using the graphic organizer as the guide, students who need additional help will meet with the teacher in small groups for remediation.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.
|Presentation of Material
||Using Groups and Peers
|Assisting the Reluctant Starter
||Dealing with Inappropriate
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.
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