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Thursday, June 5, 2014

SIOP Lesson Plan: Communication, Lesson 2

Teacher’s Name
Ms. Waugh
Fuller Middle School
6th grade ESL
September 2011
High Point: Unit 1 Communication
Theme 1: Messages that Matter
Introduce Theme 1
6.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

6.SL.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (eg. visually, quantitavely, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text or issue under study.

Language Objectives (see Assessment)
Students will be able to...
-Engage in discussion about the importance of messages
-Use personal experiences to defend orally their opinions

Instructional Content Objectives (see Assessment)
Students will be able to...
-Interpret a visual image using a graphic organizer
-Compare and contrast messages and their importances
Higher-Order Questions
Why do people send messages?
How do people add to or take away from the meaning of other people's thoughts?
Why do some messages affect us more deeply than others?

Adaptations and Accommodations
Students will work in partners, so that the students who do not feel comfortable enough to speak in front of class on their own will have support

Key Vocabulary

Resources and Materials (Including Supplementary and Adapted)
High Point Text Book
Graphic Organizer
Learning Strategies
Predict, imagine with keywords, personalize/contextualize, use imagery
Building Background

Links to Student Background and Experience
Have students discuss the theme title: Messages that Matter.
Ask: If you were handed two sealed messages, one from your best friend and one from your principal, which would you open first? Why?

Developing/Reviewing Key Vocabulary
Have students study the image on page 10. Then complete a chart to show the messages the postage stamp sends and the potential recipients.

Links Between Past Learning and New Learning
Is the stamp verbal or nonverbal communication?
Is it lasting or temporary?
How do you know?

Lesson Sequence
Discuss the Guiding Questions
Have students divide into three groups and answer the three key questions. Then have groups share what they discussed.


Write on the board:
-Your brother has a cold
-Call me about the homework

Have the students choose the most important mesage and explain their choices


Complete an activity describing the messages shown by common signs.

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