Native American Vest Name: Ashley Garcia Grade Level: Kindergarten Estimated number of days lesson will cover: 1 day Lesson Subject/Title: Native American Culture Performance Standards: SSKH1 The student will identify the purpose of national holidays and describe the people or events celebrated d. Thanksgiving Day MKG3. Students will identify, create, extend, and transfer patterns from one representation to another using actions, objects, and geometric shapes. Lesson Objectives (What students will know and/or do) : The student will understand aspects of the Native American culture. The student will enhance their ability to create different types of patterns. Enduring Understanding: In Native American culture it is common for men and women to wear decorative vest with symbols painted on them that have symbolic meaning. Essential Questions: Why do Native Americans wear decorative vest? Why is it important to learn about Native American culture? Why is it important to know and understand patterns? Key Vocabulary: Vest Native American Symbols Chief Patterns Time 5 min Procedures Introduction/hook/activation of prior knowledge Do a KWL chart about Native American’s. What do the students K-know about Native American’s? What we W-want to know? Then at the end of the theme, 2 weeks, we will fill in the L-learned and talk about what all we learned in regards to Native American’s. Instructional activities Demonstrate/Model (if appropriate) 15min Differentiation The KWL provides organization to the lower level groups who thoughts may be jumbled up, while offering higher level thinking to the higher groups and to the groups in between. Our higher groups will create complex, enhanced patterns. I will demonstrate by talking about a Give them the time to premade example of a Native American Vest. create such patterns I will ask the students to notice the and explain what they pattern(s) used for symbols on the vest and are. Lower groups ask them to tell me what they are. may need extra Depending on their answer I will either assistance in move forward and explain the lesson, or answering questions take a few minutes to explain why the regarding patterns symbols on the vest are a pattern and what and why type it is. If type they are. needed tell them a I will also explain the different symbols they specific pattern to can use on their vest and that each Native create to guide him or American symbol has a meaning. I will draw her, then ask Materials/Resources Promethean Board to make/use KWL chart. Brown Paper Bags Markers or Paint Pencil Native American Symbol Chart Scissors Glue Assessment See if students are answering questions correctly. What type of pattern is this? Ex. Answers: ab, abc, aabb, etc. Why is this a pattern? Because it repeats. a few on the board and then write what they mean. Guided Practice (if appropriate) While the students are working I will be walking around asking: What type of pattern they are creating? What makes it a pattern? Do they think the Native American’s used patterns when making their own vest? questions. Walk around classroom while the students are working to offer assistance if needed. Independent Practice (if appropriate) Students will create patterns on their vest, abc, aab, abbc, aabbcc, etc. on their vest. Students will use a Native American Symbol guide. (One for each table.) After creating their pattern students can then decorate their vest using other symbols and designs that mirror Native American symbols. (dots, wavy lines, etc.) 5min Review and Closure Talk about some of the things we learned about by making vest and fill in the KWL chart in regards to the vest. Tell students we will fill in the rest when we complete our Native American theme. Previously made KWL If students can retell chart. the patterns they created and why they were considered patterns and if they can tell me why Native American’s decorated their vest. Lesson Reflection: What worked well in your lesson? I believe they students were all very engaged in the activity we did. The students really seemed to enjoy the KWL chart in the beginning of their lessons. It really got them thinking about the topic we were about to discuss. What modifications did you make in your instruction for varying abilities of students based on your formative assessments? I noticed that some of the students were having problems with starting their pattern. I pointed out to those students to look at our calendar because we had a pattern on it. (leaf, pumpkin,turkey…) What follow-up instruction related to your objectives is needed either for remediation or extension? I would say more work on patterns is needed. Some students got the pattern idea, while others did not. What would you still like to learn that might help you to better meet the diverse needs of your students? How can I help a student with dyslexia with this project? We have a student who could possibly be dyslexic but have no official diagnosis. The student writes everything backwards and read backwards as well. We think it could be dyslexia or maybe it’s just something developmental he is going through. Regardless, I always feel so terrible because I don’t know how to help him out.