Sample Lesson Plans Which Integrate Teacher Aides Responsibilities

Below we have provided five lesson plans that illustrate how teacher aides can be integrated into lesson plans and utilize previously referenced templates. These illustrations integrate New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) and Newark's elementary and secondary curriculum for reading, writing, and mathematics.

Sample Lesson Plan #1

Subject: Elementary Reading

Topic: Identifies Literary Elements

Objectives: Students will be able to:

1. Identify main characters in a short story.

2. Analyze characterization by determining what a character is and does from the character's words, actions, and the author's description of the characters.

CCCS – Cumulative Progress Indicator: 3.1G

Materials: Overhead projector, overhead transparency, overhead markers, chart paper, markers, highlighters, pens, post-its, The Stories Julian Tells , sheet protectors, chart handout

Teacher Aide: Gathers, organizes, and prepares the materials necessary for the lesson.

Instructional Strategies

Teacher’s Actions:

• Asks students specific questions about famous actors to determine what they know about their appearances, traits, actions, and well-known sayings. Remind them of story characters that they have read about as well.
• Writes their responses on chart paper.
• Provides guided practice with the first paragraph. Call on volunteers to identify one of the main characters and an action. The teacher will notate their responses on the transparency film.

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

• Provides support to students by encouraging them to participate in the discussion.
• Monitors student off task and on task behavior.
• Gives praise to those students who are on task.

Accommodations/Modifications by Teacher &/or Aide

Teacher’s Actions:

• During silent reading, teacher will direct students to highlight the main characters in the short story using the sheet protector over the page in their textbook.
• Next, students will write specific information about the main characters regarding their appearance and their actions on the post-its. Then, each student will record that information on his or her chart.

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

• Distributes highlighters, pens, charts, and post-its to each student.
• Monitors the students by walking around the class to ensure that each student is and remains on task.
• Works with a target group to provides additional support.

Evaluation/Assessment

Teacher’s Actions:

• Assesses through observation of each students’ learning by their comments and their ability to answer questions effectively during discussion.

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

• Provides praise or acknowledge students when they are successful (e.g. pat on the shoulder, a big smile, or a thumb up).
• Grades the finish product of the students, using teacher-selected criteria.

Follow up Activities

Teacher’s Actions:

Teacher directs students to

• Create a Bio-Poem using one of the main characters in the story.
• Use a character graphic organizer to analyze another character in the story.

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

• Provides a sample of a completed Bio-Poem, which has been approved by the teacher.

Homework

Teacher’s Actions:

• Assigns another short story to provide additional practice and reinforcement of the concepts taught.
• Answers questions that relate to the main characters in the short story.

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

• Monitors the students to ensure that they have written their homework assignments and that the appropriate books and/or handouts are packed for home.

Additional Teacher Aide Assignments:

• Maintains an on-going journal to write anecdotal notes pertaining to students’ behaviors during each lesson.


 

Sample Lesson Plan  #2

Teacher: Mrs. Williams

Date:

Grade: 3

Subject: Reading

CCCS: 3.1G

Goal: 4.1

Topic: Identifies Literary Elements

Objectives: Students will:

- identify the main characters in a short story.
- analyze characterization by determining what a character is and does from the character’s words, actions, and the author’s description of the characters.

Activities

Teacher Guide

Teacher Aide Guide

 Materials:

Instructional

Strategies/

Procedures:

 - Ask students specific questions about famous actors to determine what they know about their appearances, traits, actions, and well known sayings. Remind them of story characters that they have read about as well.

- Write their responses on chart paper.

- Provide guided practice with the first paragraph. Call on volunteers to identify one of the main characters and an action. The teacher will notate their responses on the transparency film.

 - Prepare the chart prior to the whole group activity (e.g. Create the columns and label them as instructed).

- Organize materials to distribute to students.

- Provide support to students by encouraging them to participate in the discussion.

- Provide students with verbal prompts to assist them in participating.

- Walk around the room to monitor the students during the guided practice to ensure on task behavior.

 

 

 Overhead projector,

overhead

transparency,

overhead markers, chart paper, markers,

highlighters, pens,

post-its, short story, chart handout

 

 

Activities:

 - During silent reading, the students will highlight the main characters in the story.

- Next, students will write specific information about the main characters regarding their appearance and their actions on the post-its.

- Then, each student will record that information on his or her chart.

 - Distribute highlighters, pens, short story, charts, and post-its to each student.

- Monitor the students by walking around the class to ensure that each student is and remains on task.

- Provide assistance to students as needed.

Materials:

Evaluation/

Assessment:

 - Assess through observation of each students’ learning by their comments and their ability to answer questions effectively during discussion.

- Provide a score for the completion of each student’s written assignment.

 - Provide praise or acknowledge students when they are successful (e.g. pat on the shoulder, a big smile, or a thumb up).

- Grade the finished product of the students.

Additional Teacher Aide Responsibilities

- Maintain an ongoing journal to write anecdotal notes pertaining to students’ behaviors during each lesson.

- Record the names of the students who completed their assignments in a designated area. Give verbal praise to those students as appropriate.

- Calls to parents regarding their child’s incomplete or missing homework will be made and documented

Follow-up/

Enrichment:

 Create a Bio-Poem using one of the main characters in the story.

 Provide a sample of a completed Bio-Poem.

No Additional Teacher Aide Responsibilities

Homework:

 - Assign another short story to provide additional practice and reinforcement of the concepts taught.

- Answer questions that relate to the main characters in the short story.

 Monitor the students to ensure that they have written their homework assignments and that the appropriate books and/or handouts are packed for home.

No Additional Teacher Aide Responsibilities

 

Sample Lesson Plan #3

Subject: Elementary Math - 3rd grade math

Topic: Place Value Through Ten-Thousands in Whole Numbers

Objectives: Students will be able to read and write numbers to the ten thousands place.

CCCS – Cumulative Progress Indicator: 4.1

Materials: Everyday Math Textbook, Math Journal, Teaching Master, pg. 57 & 58; Base 10 Blocks; Place Value Chart, calculators, highlighters, post-its

Instructional Strategies

Teacher’s Actions:

Teacher will: dictate #’s aloud, - present numbers in symbols and words; - present place value chart on board/transparency; -write several 5 digit numbers on chart

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

Teacher aide will: -repeat #’s to individual/small group as needed; -point to/highlight targeted value on chart

Accommodations/Modifications by Teacher &/or Aide

Teacher’s Actions:

Students will: -count by 100s & 1000s; - display counts on calculators; -fill in digits on Place Value Chart; - identify by saying and/or underlining digit said by tchr.

 

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

Teacher Aide will: -assist students by highlighting/pointing to targeted value; aid students with calculator use; reinforce place value concepts with Base 10 blocks

Evaluation/Assessment

Teacher’s Actions:

Student will identify specified digit, -read and write specified numbers through ten thousands; -add numbers with regrouping to the 10,000s place

Follow up /Enrichment Activities

Teacher’s & Aides Actions: Media Center, Tech Lab., Sci, Lab, Math Center Activity, etc. – “Continue the Counts”

Homework

Teacher’s Actions:

•Home Link 5.1; Math Masters p. 263 (Frames and Arrows)

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

• Monitors the students to ensure that they have written their homework assignments and that the appropriate books and/or handouts are packed for home.

Additional Teacher Aide Assignments:

Assist students with on-task behaviors, praise targeted students, re-direct individual if necessary.

 

 

Sample Lesson Plan #4 - Secondary English

Subject: English - Writing

Topic: Short Stories

Objectives: Students will be able to define the elements of plot: exposition, inciting incident, conflict ,climax, resolution.

CCCS – Cumulative Progress Indicator: 3.2 - Curriculum Goal 4.1

Materials: Text-Prentice Hall Literature/Platinum Level, Overhead projector, writing journals, pencils

Instructional Strategies

Teacher’s/Teacher Aide's Actions:

- Teacher provides information through lecture/discussion on ‘elements of plot’.
- Teacher explains how our lives are made up of little stories, little episodes we tell other people about.
- Examples are what you did over the weekend, something exciting that happened to you at practice, what you
saw on TV, etc.
- Question: Can you think of ‘little’ stories from your life? (Illicit student responses)
- Teacher Aide: repeats question to student(s) (individual or small groups. Encourage student participation.
- Teacher provides information through lecture and graphic organizers, identifying how the story starts from the beginning, middle, and the end of the story. Authors of stories and novels tell stories the same way, exposition, inciting incident, conflict, climax, and resolution. These things are called ‘elements of plot’. Question: What are the ‘elements of plot’?
- Teacher Aide: repeats question to individual/small groups. Encourage student(s) participation.
Procedures:

- Teacher (modeling) outlines (on overhead) elements of plot as students provide ‘feedback’. All
students outline same in journals.
- Teacher Aide: assists individual/small groups with outlining in journals.

Accommodations/Modifications by Teacher &/or Aide

Teacher’s Actions:

Students break up into pairs, each person will take turns telling a short story. The listener will jot down: A) where story is taken place B) the events that lead to conflict C) intensifies during the rising action D)the high point of interest or suspense E) the events leading to the conclusion. Students will then label and share elements of his/her partner’s story. Teacher collects assignments.

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

(Scribe) Teacher Aide: assists student(s) as the ‘recorder’ of his/her story and guides students in labeling the elements.

Evaluation/Assessment

Teacher’s Actions:

Grades based on completion of assignment and oral presentation. Students will have to recognize elements of plot on paper.

Follow up / Enrichment Activities

Teacher’s and Teacher Aide's Actions: Additional practice identifying elements in short stories. (working in groups, think-pair-shares, with teacher-aide assistance.)

Homework

Teacher’s Actions:

Watch a TV program and list/label ‘elements of plot’.

Additional Teacher Aide Assignments:

Monitor off- task behaviors, praise on-task behaviors.

 

 

 

Sample Lesson Plan #5 - Secondary Math

Subject: Foundation Mathematics

Topic: Total & Average Distance – One Dimension

Objectives:

Students will be able to develop a rule or strategy for finding the location that minimizes the total distance in any size linear village

CCCS – Cumulative Progress Indicator: 4.5 - course proficiency 11

Materials: Text Book- Mathematics: Modeling Our World, over-head projector, graph paper, pencils
Teacher Aide: Gathers, organizes, and prepares the materials necessary for the lesson.

Instructional Strategies

THE TEACHER WILL:
a.) explain purpose
b.) preview vocabulary associated with linear villages
c.) illicit prior knowledge Re: patterns
d.) model-provide examples
e.) question to check for understanding

THE TEACHER AIDE WILL:
a.) circulate classroom for on task behavior
b.) assist students with locating patterns
c.) ensure students have supplies
d.) provide assistance with vocabulary

Accommodations/Modifications by Teacher &/or Aide

ACTIVITIES: Lesson 2 – Activity 2 Developing Linear Village pp. 19-21
- Students will examine fire station locations – begin with villages that have 2 houses
- Move the fire station to different locations
- Determine the total distance
- Change locations and repeat process
- Add more houses
- Look for patterns
- Present specific procedures and conclusions
- Be prepared t defend your rule & prove that it works for any size linear village

THE TEACHER AIDE WILL: Implement Accommodations/Modifications as directed by teacher:
a.) repeat directions given by teacher, in small steps ( in as few words as possible)
b.) number & sequence the steps in the task
c.) use enlarged graph paper to write problems

Evaluation/Assessment - Teacher/Aides Responsibilities

Request students to design a linear village to give to another group to see if they can find quickly the location that minimizes total distance

Homework

Draw a map of your neighborhood – using procedure learned in class calculate total distance between your home and school

Teacher Aide’s Actions:

• Monitors the students to ensure that they have written their homework assignments and that the appropriate books and/or handouts are packed for home.