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Thursday, June 5, 2014

SIOP Lesson Plan: Communication Lesson 3

Teacher’s Name
Ms. Waugh
Fuller Middle School
6th grade ESL
September 2011
High Point: Unit 1 Communication
Theme 1: Messages that Matter
Theme 1 Lesson 2
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...
-Express opinions orally and in writing

Instructional Content Objectives (see Assessment)
Students will be able to...
-Interpret a visual image
-Use complete sentences to form opinions
Higher-Order Questions
What is an opinion?
How do people share opinions?

Adaptations and Accommodations
Students will use graphic organizers to support idea organization and the think-pair-share strategy to allow all students to feel comfortable sharing.

Key Vocabulary
abstract (art)
complete sentence
Resources and Materials (Including Supplementary and Adapted)
High Point Text Book
Mind Map Graphic Organizer
Learn About Complete Sentences Transparency 1a and 1b
Learning Strategies
Predict, imagine with keywords, personalize/contextualize, use imagery

Links to Student Background and Experience
1. Hold up a silent, flat hand sign and ask the students what it means.
2. Have students close their eyes and talk for a minute and then call out "Stop!"
3. Show students a stop sign.

Ask students what each of the three messages above have in common. (They all mean stop.) Explain there are different ways people can give messages.

Developing/Reviewing Key Vocabulary
How to express an opinion:
1. Tell what you think
2. Give reasons for your opinion

Links Between Past Learning and New Learning
Have students share what they think about the painting in small groups.
1. Does the painting have a message?
2. Have students speculate about the painting style.

Prompt the vocabulary word, "abstract" and encourage them to share their opinions

Lesson Sequence
Students will complete the 4 activities on page 13.

1. Take notes in a chart: they will listen to a CD and make a chart to record the students' opinions.

2. Build vocabulary by adding to the communication web

3. Learn about complete sentences:
Students will participate in a whole-class review lesson on complete sentences, identifying the subject and predicate of sentences and then producing their own complete sentences with provided subjects and predicates.


Have students write one or two complete sentences that tell what they think about the painting.


Students will complete sentence grammar worksheet in which they match subjects and predicates and then create sentences of their own.

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