Milford Mill Academy LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE Formal Observation Teacher’s Name: Coffing Date: 10/14/19 Period: 2B Evaluation Year: Yes Subject/Grade/Level: 9th Grade American Government Unit/Focus Topic: Principles of Government Class Equity Background: This is a 9th Grade standard class. There are 25 students in the class. Students in this class seem generally interested in government, but are also interested in sports, technology, and socializing. I gathered this information through observations as well as student interest surveys given in the first week. There are five students with IEPs in this class. There is also one English Learner and one student who currently has a concussion. Accommodations to these students are most often presented as options for the whole class. I always offer all students highlighters, use graphic organizers frequently, offer to read aloud to students, and use timers in the classroom to keep students on track. I provide specific support to students who need it by doing additional check-ins with those students as they work. I also provide more one-on one instruction to those students, pulling a chair next to them or being near them during an activity to scaffold the content. For students who may need higher level content or activities, I provide extension activities every class period that are not graded but provide additional support, specifically in application of content. Students who finish early are instructed to complete the additional activity to push their thinking and apply their knowledge in a different way. For both students who need additional support and students who need to be pushed more, the function on Schoology to individually assign folders to specific students has been immensely helpful to me. By having two or three sets of information, leveled appropriately, students can work at their own level and pace without confusion. Students ONLY see the folder I assign them, so there is no public difference between what students are looking at. Finally, to accommodate all students I like to have a variety of activities and assessments available throughout a unit to give all students a chance to succeed or show off their best skills. Standards: I can analyze situations about the relevance and purpose of government in my daily life.; I can analyze the extent to which the principles of government are upheld in America and in other countries. Milford Mill Academy Learning Objective: I can use my knowledge of the principles of government to compare different government and economic types, explain whether or not a government is successful in filling its purpose, and analyze historical documents for their influence on my life and our government today. Drill: Why did the Articles of Confederation not fill the principles of our government? How does our current Constitution and Bill of Rights better fill the principles of our government? Anticipatory Set: Review of purpose for the lesson and acknowledge that students will be completing a variety of activities. Teach and Model: Teacher walkthrough of stations and brief review of what each station is doing. Guided Practice followed by Check Understanding and adjust/Reteach: For three minutes at the end of each station rotation, students will write down the information they knew well and the information they need to review. (checking for understanding/hinge question- midway point) Midway through the class (after three rotations) – mix-pair-share activity, ask students additional short answer review questions to extend thinking and check-in. *Responsive Instruction Pathway: One of the stations for review will be sitting in a group with me (groups will be assigned beforehand) to instruct/reteach/explain concepts students may not understand or need extension on. This instruction will be based on each group’s ability level or area they need the most help on. I will choose groups based on an exit ticket survey given the class beforehand on what the students most need help with. Independent Learning /Assessment: Students will complete an exit ticket analyzing the principles of government (separation of powers, checks and balances, etc.) for their impact on individual rights and the power of the government.