Lesson Plan:

Spring Into Spring!

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March 23, 2016
by Kamye Hugley

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to name the changes of spring and identify clothing worn in the spring.

Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Ask students if they know the four seasons. If they don't, tell them the name of each of the four seasons.
  • Explain to students that the four seasons generally come with changes in weather.
  • Tell students that they will be learning about how the weather changes during the spring and clothing worn in the spring.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Read the first six pages of Four Seasons Make a Year.
  • Ask students what they remember about what was read. As students recount what they heard, write down their thoughts on chart paper.
  • Discuss characteristics of spring, such as leaves sprouting on trees and rain. Refer to the book and point out the clothing people wear in the spring.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Tell students they will complete a worksheet about spring.
  • Explain to students that they have to circle clothes worn in the spring.
  • Point out pictures from the book to remind your students what typical spring clothing looks like.
  • Pass out the worksheet and pencils.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Instruct your students to complete the Spring worksheet independently.
  • Assist students as needed.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Instruct your students to draw their own pictures of what happens in the spring.
  • Support: Find pictures of real people wearing spring clothing to show to your students.

Review

Assessment (5 minutes)

  • During the activity, write down which students were able to circle the correct pictures with and without prompting.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Collect all materials, and have students sit down.
  • Ask your students what they did in the activity.
  • Have them recall what happens in the spring and the type of clothing worn in the spring.

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