Thursday, July 31, 2014

Learning Self-Control Through the Importance of Rules

published on: 8/28/2007

Contributing Teacher(s): Amy Flexsenhar

Subject Area: Guidance Program/Personal/Social Development

Grade Range: Lower Elementary (K-3)

Materials Needed:

  • Copy of "Bea''s Own Good" by Linda Talley (including teaching guide with crossword puzzle pp. 4-5)

Objective:

  • Students will improve study and learning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate skills needed to complete classroom tasks independently.
  • Students will build individual work habits and study skills that apply to a variety of learning topics.
  • Instructional Strategy: Cooperative Learning

    Process Standards:

    • Goal 3.2 develop and apply strategies based on ways others have prevented or solved problems
    • Goal 4.3 analyze the duties and responsibilities of individuals in societies

    Content Standards:

    • Communication Arts 2. Reading and evaluating fiction, poetry and drama
    • Social Studies 6. Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

      Time Allowance: 30 minutes

      Description: Learning Self-Control Through the Importance of Rules.


      Classroom Component:

      Enduring Life Skill(s)/Character Traits:

       

      Perseverance

       

      Integrity

       

      Courage

       

      Compassion

       

      Respect

      X

      Goal Setting

      X

      Problem Solving

       

      Tolerance

      X

      Responsibility

      X

      Self-Discipline

       Lesson Assessment: Assessment can be question-answer, performance activity, etc.

      • Formative assessment relates to the summative assessment for unit (performance outcome for goals, objectives & GLEs):
      • Informal Assessment during discussion.
      • Completed crossword puzzles to show understanding of topics covered.

       Lesson Preparation

      Essential Questions: “What did Bea learn about rules in the story?”, “How do you use rules at school? …at home?”, “What would happen if there were no rules?”

      Engagement (Hook): “Je m’appelle Madame Flexsenhar. Comment t’allez vous?” That is French and it means “My name is Mrs. Flexsenhar. How are you?” The story we will read today takes place in the country of France and we learn about a bee named Bea.

      Instructor Procedures:

    • Introduce today’s topic and new vocabulary words. (attached worksheet for teacher’s use only)
    • Read pages 1-15 of story “Bea’s Own Good”. Discuss cliffhanger at end of passage. Make predictions.
    • Pass out attachment student handout – Crossword puzzle. Complete puzzle in groups. As a whole class, determine which answers are correct in the puzzle.
    • Ask essential questions to gauge understanding of lesson by each individual student.
    • Student Involvement:

    • Answer questions about new vocabulary and make predictions about story based on the cover and our new words.
    • Listen to the story as it is read. Predict what will happen next.
    • Break into groups to complete the crossword puzzle.
    • Participate in discussion.
    • Teacher Follow-Up Activities

      Students will be able to show that they are capable of completing tasks by using self-control. They will also accept responsibility for their individual work habits in the classroom. (Classroom helper jobs are a great example of this skill.)

      Crossword puzzle question

      Crossword Puzzle

       

      Enduring Life Skill(s)/Character Traits:

       

      Perseverance

       

      Integrity

       

      Courage

       

      Compassion

       

      Respect

      X

      Goal Setting

      X

      Problem Solving

       

      Tolerance

      X

      Responsibility

      X

      Self-Discipline

       Lesson Assessment: Assessment can be question-answer, performance activity, etc.

      • Formative assessment relates to the summative assessment for unit (performance outcome for goals, objectives & GLEs):
      • Informal Assessment during discussion.
      • Completed crossword puzzles to show understanding of topics covered.

       Lesson Preparation

      Essential Questions: “What did Bea learn about rules in the story?”, “How do you use rules at school? …at home?”, “What would happen if there were no rules?”

      Engagement (Hook): “Je m’appelle Madame Flexsenhar. Comment t’allez vous?” That is French and it means “My name is Mrs. Flexsenhar. How are you?” The story we will read today takes place in the country of France and we learn about a bee named Bea.


      Instructor Procedures:

      1. Introduce today’s topic and new vocabulary words. (attached worksheet for teacher’s use only)
      2. Read pages 1-15 of story “Bea’s Own Good”. Discuss cliffhanger at end of passage. Make predictions.
      3. Pass out attachment student handout – Crossword puzzle. Complete puzzle in groups. As a whole class, determine which answers are correct in the puzzle.
      4. Ask essential questions to gauge understanding of lesson by each individual student.

      Student Involvement:

      1. Answer questions about new vocabulary and make predictions about story based on the cover and our new words.
      2. Listen to the story as it is read. Predict what will happen next.
      3. Break into groups to complete the crossword puzzle.
      4. Participate in discussion.

      Teacher Follow-Up Activities

      Students will be able to show that they are capable of completing tasks by using self-control. They will also accept responsibility for their individual work habits in the classroom. (Classroom helper jobs are a great example of this skill.)


      Crossword puzzle question


      Crossword Puzzle


       

      For additional information contact :
      Amy Flexsenhar
      Sullivan Elem.
      Sullivan
      (573) 468-5196
      EMAIL:
      flexsenhara@eagles.k12.mo.us

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