St. Louis Public School’s Daily Lesson Plan Template
Date: September 5, 2014
Missouri Learning Standards:
.RL.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to
the sequence of events
.SL.1a Come to discussions prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and
other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
How do readers learn from the characters in the stories they read?
Students will create ideas about what the characters are really like in the stories.
Students will connect to characters, empathize, envision, and predict.
Higher Order Thinking Questions (minimum of 3):
1. What do you do to get to know someone?
2. Why is it important to get to know the characters in the story?
3. How can getting to know the characters in the story help with comprehension?
Vocabulary: (What is essential to understanding the concept? What strategy will be used to teach vocabulary?)
- students will make a list of words that are associated with the word envision as an
Do Now: (3-5 minutes – prepares students for the lesson and sets the schema, directly correlates with the activating
Students will answer the questions below.
What do you do to get to know someone? ( Higher Order Thinking Question #1)
Activating Strategies: (Bridge with Do Now --video, startling statistics, anecdotes etc.
Learners are mentally active; strategies draw the learner into the lesson)
Readers, I want to tell you that I have come to know you in these first few weeks of school because I have been paying
attention to what you say, what you do, and what is important to you. All of this helps me get to know you. The same thing
has happened to you, too. You came into this class not knowing everyone, and you have made new friends by noticing
when someone is helpful and when someone is kind. It works the same with characters in book. We get to know the
characters in the stories we read because we envision, we notice the little things like how a character talks and acts and the
choices he makes because these are signs that let reader know the kind of person he is.
Teacher will ask the students “When you hear the word envision, what words to you associate with it? Teacher can write
envision at the top of chart paper and allow students to write the words that are associated with it. Teacher will then go over
then list and lead into direct instruction
Instruction: (Provide list of tasks to be performed by teacher and students)
Determine what to use to instruct and model - cooperative learning, peers, distributed guided practice, distributed summarizing, reciprocity,
graphic organizers, role play, visual displays, formative assessment strategies… (Follow Instructional Cycle - I Do, We Do, You Do)
Lesson Plan Template adapted from: Cochrane’s Collegiate Academy 2011