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ASSURE MODEL LESSON PLAN

Subject: Science Class: Standard One


Topic: Classification of Animals Age Range: 7-8 years
Time: 30 minutes
A. ANALYSE LEARNERS

General Characteristics: The students represent a range of experiences and attainment


levels. There are 12 students- 6 boys and 6 girls. They come from a lower socio-economic
background. Many of the parents are self employed or not employed at all. Most of them
also belong to single-parent families. One student has both parents incarcerated for drug
possession at present. Students enjoy listening to stories especially those involving
interactions with animals.

Entry Characteristics: Students enjoy listening to stories about animals. They have also
learned about animals and discussed the differences between them in a previous lesson.
They have also learned the groupings of animals in a previous lesson.

Learning Styles: Students in the class exhibit a variety of learning styles. The majority of
students prefer to search for materials on their own. They later discuss their findings with
their classmates.

B. STATE OBJECTIVES: Students will


1) Classify animals based on given criteria.
2) Work co-operatively with their peers.

C. SELECT METHODS, MEDIA AND MATERIALS:


Methods:
Task Production: Pictures of various animals are distributed to student groups.
Students will be asked to classify animals. Teacher guides students accordingly.
Group Work: Students will work in groups of three to complete the task given.
They will place pictures in the correct boxes.
Materials: 10 pictures per group, Boxes labeled Mammals, fishes, Birds,
Reptiles insects.
D. UTILIZE MEDIA AND MATERIALS:
Environmental Preparation: Arrange seating for 3 groups of 4 students. The material
would be made ready for distribution.
Audience Preparation: Students are assigned to homogeneous groups. The teacher
reviews the rules of co-operation for the benefit of the students.
E. REQUIRE LEARNER PARTICIPATION:

Initial Activities: The teacher questions the students with respect to their prior
knowledge of animals. A picture of Mr. Rod’s farm is show to the class and the story is
read aloud. Students are given the pictures of animals.

Skills to Practice: Students categorize animals according to distinguishing


characteristics.
F. EVALUATE AND REVISE:

Learner Evaluation: The following areas are evaluated:


Students’ responses
The completion of the task
Group dynamics including the contributions made by each member
Evaluation of Methods and Media: Both group work and co-operation activities are
evaluated for future reference.

Revision: The teacher and students reflect on the lesson so as to improve both teaching
and learning outcome in future lessons.