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The Grouchy Ladybug

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Author:Terri McHargue
System: Clarke County
School: Joe M Gillmore Elementary School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 6594

Title:

The Grouchy Ladybug

Overview/Annotation:

The students will thoughtfully listen to a story read aloud and comprehend the sequence of events. This lesson will culminate units completed in science and math and will incorporate literature, science, and math.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
Mathematics
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: K
16 ) Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category, and sort the categories by count. (Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10.) [K-MD3]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.K.16- Explore a simple pictograph (limited to two categories and limit a combined quantity of 5 for both categories).


Mathematics
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: 1
17 ) Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks. [1-MD3]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.1.17- Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of time using words such as yesterday, today, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, day, and night; identify activities that come before, next, and after on a daily schedule using a clock limited to time in hours.


Mathematics
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: 1
18 ) Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another. [1-MD4]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.1.18- Sort objects or pictures into common categories (e.g., shapes, pets, fruits; limited to two categories and a combined total of 15 objects/pictures for the categories).


Mathematics
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: 2
20 ) Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2-MD7]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.2.20- Identify the time that matches a routine activity using a clock (limited to hour).


Mathematics
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: 2
23 ) Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2-MD10]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.2.23- Use a pictograph, limited to 2 categories, to answer more/less, most/least, or equal to questions (limited to two categories and a combined total of no more than 30 objects/pictures shown for the 2 categories).


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 1
9 ) With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for Grade 1. [RL.1.10]

Local/National Standards:

 

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will listen to a story and identify different types of animals encountered in the story. Students will orally discuss and then illustrate the sequence of events of the story.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Students will use the Alabama Virtual Library with teacher assistance to locate information.

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

61 to 90 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Multiple copies of text or the Big Book, The Grouchy Ladybug, by Eric Carle; Time Graph (see web address under background/preparation); crayons

Technology Resources Needed:

Computer with Internet access, printer

Background/Preparation:

The teacher will need to make multiple copies of the five column chart from http://www.teachervision.com (click on graphic organizer) or modify the clock graphic organizer from http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/.

  Procedures/Activities: 
1.)Introduce and set purpose for the story.

2.)Read the story aloud.

3.)Discuss different animals that the ladybug encounters.

4.)Discuss the time that the ladybug encountered each animal.

5.)Distribute a graph to teach student and explain that they are to draw and color the animals that the ladybug beside the corresponding time from the story. Students may refer back to the Big Book or the multiple copies on their desks.

6.)Assist students individually at the computer in searching for information about their favorite animals from the story while others complete their graphs.
(Alabama Virtual Library: Searchasaurus)
Assist students in going to the Alabama Virtual Library, clicking on "Searchasaurus" and then on "General Encyclopedia" and typing in the name of a favorite animal to look up.

  Assessment  

Assessment Strategies

The teacher will check the graph for correct sequence of events. At a later date students will share one fact that they learned about a favorite animal from the story.

Acceleration:

The students could complete a talents activity, for example: "I felt grouchy like the ladybug when ......." or additional ladybug art activities.

Intervention:

 

View the Special Education resources for instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.