Grade Level: Ninth Grade
Objectives: 1. Students will compose a short report. 2. Students will discuss
concepts that involve the significance of Volcanoes. 3. Students will
communicate in writing (with short but concise sentences). 4. Students will
present reports (orally and with images).
CDE Language Arts: 1.0 Writing Strategies: Students write coherent and focused
essays that convey a well-defined perspective and tightly reasoned argument. The
writing demonstrates students' awareness of the audience and purpose. Students
progress through the stages of the writing process as needed.?1.1 Establish a
controlling impression or coherent thesis that conveys a clear and distinctive
perspective on the subject and maintain a consistent tone and focus throughout
the piece of writing.?1.2 Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details,
appropriate modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice.
CDE Science: Dynamic Earth Processes: Plate tectonics operating over geologic
time has changed the patterns of land, sea, and mountains on Earth's surface. As
the basis for understanding this concept: 3e: Students know there are two kinds
of volcanoes: one kind with violent eruptions producing steep slopes and the
other kind with voluminous lava flows producing gentle slopes. 3f: Students know
the explanation for the location and properties of volcanoes that are due to
hot spots and the explanation for those that are due to subduction.
CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Writing Strategies and Applications
Organization and Focus: Develop a clear thesis and support it, using analogies,
quotations, and facts appropriately. Write a multi-paragraph essay, with
consistent use of standard grammatical forms.
BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance.
Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Students should create visual images and
drawings in order to support their understanding. 2. Allow for multiple
interactions with material and/or manipulatives. 3. When implementing lesson,
follow the objectives. 4. Teacher must model exploration of the difficult text.
5. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 6. Pre-teach concept of
the existence of a volcano (use multiple images). 7. Teacher and students are to
be involved in guided reading. 8. Students must report (orally) what they
understand. 9. Student must create written artifact.
Assessment: Informally through
observation and formally through the rubric building website located at