Strand Unit: receptiveness to language, competence and confidence in using language, developing cognitive abilities through language.
Differentiated Learning Objectives:
1. All children will be enabled to listen to a story about a Spring Bird called ‘Davie’s Journey’.
2. Most children will be enabled to complete a piece of creative writing based on pictures of Spring Birds. ( 1st and 2nd class) Most children in junior and senior infants will be enabled to copy two sentences from the whiteboard and draw a picture of the bird.
3. Some children will be enabled to complete a a piece of creative writing based on ‘What Davie Did Next’
The teacher will use self assessment. The children will close their eyes and put their thumbs up, down or sideways, depending on how they felt about the task they completed. The teacher will record findings in the assessment notebook.
Literacy: the children will develop literacy as they write a short paragraph based on each picture on the teacher designed task sheet.
Oral Language: the children will develop oral language as they talk about the story the teacher read.
Content of Lesson:
The teacher will introduce the lesson by asking the children if they remember the bird we were talking about earlier in the day- the wren.
We will talk about what we learned about the wren.
The teacher will tell the children that we will be reading a story about a bird called Davy today.
The teacher will read the children the big book ‘Davy’s Journey’.
The teacher will then encourage a talk and discussion session based on the story.
The teacher will ask the children to show her the signs of Spring they can spot in the pictures.
The teacher will then model the teacher designed task on the whiteboard.
There will be three pictures containing images of birds and signs of Spring. The children in 1st and 2nd class must write sentences based on each picture. E.g. ‘the bird is building a nest’.
The early finishers will complete a piece of creative writing based on the story the teacher read.
The teacher will work with junior and senior infants on a written task while 1st and 2nd work independently. The teacher will model writing two sentences about the story on the whiteboard and the children will write them into their copies.
The children in 1st and 2nd class will read their work to the rest of the class.
We will talk about the story we read and the signs of spring in the story.
‘Davy’s Journey’ book, task sheets, flashcards with new vocabulary.
Inclusion and Diversity/ Differentiation: (May include adaptations in any of the following areas; Content, Activities, Resources, Product, Environment, Teaching Strategies)
Child K and D will require the teacher to write sentences on the whiteboard for them to copy.