RETELL Capstone Lesson

RETELL Capstone LessonStudent # 1Student #1 Is from Puerto Rico. He is a SLIFE student, having gone back and forth between Puerto Rico and Fall River frequently in his schooling career. He did not take the ACCESS test last year, but the Can-Do Descriptors place him at or around a 2. Student #2Student #2 speaks Spanish at home. She has done all of her schooling in the Fall River School Department, and had Opted Out of the ELL program. Her ACCESS Scores place her at an overall level of 4. 5.Extra ServicesStudent #1 receives ELL services once a week during Extended Day time from an ELL teacher from one of the other schools. Student #2 Only receives the same basic ELT remediation services in content specific areas. No additional ELL services are provided. ReflectionsPros:Sentence frames served as a good assessment for understanding of the vocabulary words.The write around really gave the students the listening, reading, and writing aspects of learning. Cons:RAFT really showed me their writing ability, not necessarily a good way for me to assess the understanding of the content. The 7 Steps were really needed for many of the words and took up a lot of time which took away from the content for the rest of the class that didn't need them.

Kaitlyn Winter, 7th Grade Math

Common Core Standards7.RP.A.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. 7.RP.A.2a Decide whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship, e.g., by testing for equivalent ratios in a table or graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether the graph is a straight line through the origin.7.RP.A.2b Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships.7.RP.A.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns,

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gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.Class MakeupMy class has 25 students, 2 of which are ELLsContent ObjectivesStudents will be able to find complex unit rates. Students will be able to find missing pieces of proportional relationships. Students will be able to solve real world problems involving proportions and percents. Language ObjectivesStudents will be able to express orally or in writing how to find a rates and proportions using the tiered vocabulary. Students will be able to write and explain the process of finding a missing piece of a proportion. Students will be able to read word problems from the mentor text and correctly extract the appropriate information. Differentiated Language Objectives Student will be able to explain how to find rates using sentence frame with teacher and peer support. Student will be able to write and explain the process of finding a missing piece of a proportion with peer support and sentence starters. Student will be able to read word problems from the mentor text and extract the appropriate information with graphic organizer.Tier 1 WordsRateRatioUnit RateTier 2 WordsPercentSimplifyTier 3 WordsProportionProportional RelationshipEquivalent FractionsNumeratorDenominatorStudent PrerequisitesThis is the second year with ratios as a standard. Students should have a knowledge of basic rates and ratios. They should already have extensive knowledge of how to use a ratio tables.

Lesson Sequence

1. Opening Think-Pair-Share2. Tier 3 Words for 7 Steps3. Sentence Frames Using Vocabulary Words4. Content Strategy Introduction5. Think-Pair-Share6. Write Around7. RAFT AssignmentWrite AroundStudent #1 was placed with peers that are comparable to her skill level for content.Student #2 was placed with students that are strong in the content area, but also helpful for other students.

The strategy was completed in 3 different rounds. Each time, the groups needed to do a write-around with a different strategy to solve the problem.

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