Name: Courtney Buccilli Date: 5/11/10 Grade Level: 2nd grade Lesson Topic: Geometry: Quadrilaterals (Google Presentation) Lesson Parts Content Standards: 3.1 Use properties and characteristics of two- and three-dimensional shapes and geometric theorems to describe relationships, communicate ideas and solve problems. 1. Identify, describe and draw polygons (triangles, quadrilaterals including trapezoids and rhombuses, pentagons and hexagons), solids and other familiar two- and three-dimensional objects in the environment. [Connecticut State Department of Education March 2010] Student Learning Objectives: Students will be able to visually and orally identify and recognize quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, trapezoid, rhombus) as well creating them using manipulates through an interactive presentation. Students will be able to identify these quadrilaterals found in the environment. Differentiation Accommodations Assessment: Students will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of quadrilaterals by actively participating in a Google presentation. Students will be asked to come up and do various tasks including indicating equal sides of a rectangle, indicating opposite angles in a rhombus, counting how many squares are in an image and measuring the sides of a trapezoid. Students will be asked to participate in a class discussion about where and how quadrilaterals can be found in their schools, community and at home. Students will be asked to form quadrilaterals using the website: http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/quadrilateralsinteractive.html Initiation: (5 minutes) I will introduce the lesson by asking if anyone knows what quadrilaterals are. “Why is learning about geometry so important? I will explain that geometry, especially quadrilaterals, are a big part of our lives and are everywhere we look; at home, school and in the community. I will tell them “Look up at the board and be ready to get out of your seats because you’re going to be part of this presentation.” I will Students are encouraged to make connections from what they are learning to real life. The lesson becomes culturally relevant to each student’s life. For English Language Learners, the Google presentation has clearly labeled pictures of the shapes on every slide so the ELL can associate the familiar shape to the unfamiliar English word. For the visually impaired, large, black font is used. For wheelchair-bound students, assign a buddy to go up to the board with them and help them with the task. tell them that they will be asked to come up and help me teach the class about quadrilaterals through pictures, songs, watching a video and drawing. I will then tell them they will have a chance to work on their own computers with quadrilaterals. “The reason you’re learning this is to know about common shapes and be able to pick them out your everyday life.” Lesson Development: Materials: Computer Lab (computer for every student), Google presentation, SMART Board I will teach using the Direct Instruction method. I will introduce the concept, allow the students to come up to the board and participate in guided practice and then the students will be asked to work at their own computers in independent practice. Step 1: The students will be in the computer lab, sitting away from their computers. The Google presentation will be displayed on the SMART Board in the front of the room. Introduce the four quadrilaterals and then begin teaching about each one and where they can be found in the environment. Have the students come up throughout the presentation and use the SMART Board manipulatives to follow the given directions. (30 minutes) Step 2: Have the students watch and listen to a For the visual learner, I am using a visual presentation where the shapes, text and directions are clearly, visibly displayed. For the kinesthetic learner, they are getting out of their seats and going up to the board and moving around to learn. For auditory and musical learners, I am sharing a song about learning the shapes. For interpersonal learners, the students are having a whole class discussion about shapes and working off of each others’ ideas. fun song about shapes. Encourage them to sing along. (5 minutes) Step 3: Have students move back to their computers (before lesson, I will bring up the interactive website on each computer) and create their own quadrilaterals. I will walk around and offer assistance if needed. (10 minutes) Closure: (10 minutes) 1. Review through a class discussion what a quadrilateral is and the four kinds we discussed. 2. Have each student go around and give an example of where a square, rectangle, rhombus or trapezoid is found in the environment. This lesson is culturally relevant because students from diverse cultural backgrounds can share different perspectives and places where shapes are found in their culture’s environment.