Copyright Kumon North America, Inc. Browse our sample reading worksheets Look, Listen, Repeat Young students start to build the pre-reading skills necessary to becoming emergent readers. Students begin to connect words to familiar objects and repeat words starting with the same sound.
Table of Contents Chapter 7. Lesson Plans and Unit Plans: The Basis for Instruction You have set yourself up for success by learning everything there is to know about school and district policies and where to find correct answers to questions; setting up an organized classroom with every book, paper, and handout ready to go; working out basic rules to create a classroom that is a welcoming and safe place for intellectual development; determining consequences to support the rules; and planning for procedures, schedules, and seating charts that make sense.
Now it is time to get to the actual purpose of the job—teaching students. With the standards and pacing guide in hand see Chapter 3you are ready to write lesson plans that will inspire students and generate success. The eight-phase lesson plan template described in this chapter delineates the key components of great lessons, making the best use of every teaching moment.
When lessons flow sequentially, always reviewing prior knowledge and then constructing deeper understanding based on new concepts and skills, learning is relevant, organized, and comprehensible.
The Challenge In college I majored in French and minored in physical education. Because I loved both and knew that each would be fun to teach. I never considered that the two might be a tough combination for someone who might want to hire me.
I just wanted to learn more in subjects I loved. Two French instructors stand out in my mind for deeply expanding my knowledge of the language.
Gambieta was ornery and frightening, and she taught grammar with the power of a hurricane, making clear her extremely high expectations. Each night we had a pile of homework to complete. The next day she would call on one or two of us to go to the board to translate a complicated sentence she had written there.
Any mistakes meant a demeaning tirade that each of us dreaded. Whenever she chose me, I committed errors and then endured her ridicule, which caused me to feel helpless and hopeless as a student of language. No matter how I studied or performed at the board, my work was never of the quality that Mme.
I did learn—though through tyranny and fear—and I memorized and eventually mastered her required skills. Fortunately, I loved French so much that she could not defeat me. The second professor who stands out in my mind is Dr.
A tiny man physically, his immense adoration of the language brought magic to everything we did in class, whether it was reading, writing, speaking, discussion, or just taking in his mesmerizing lectures. Each moment in his presence increased my confidence and my love of French.
Bertollo described and explained great literary authors and their works, he closed his eyes and transported his learners into an enchanted world of learning.
Each class was inspirational and motivational and multiplied my knowledge and understanding. He treated each of us as if we were uniquely bright and gifted. He wanted us to love French language and literature as he did. Lessons Learned These two instructors were each teaching the same subject area to college students, but they possessed very different attitudes about igniting student learning.
They were both passionate and knowledgeable, but very dissimilar in their lessons and delivery. I learned, but which teacher and type of lessons best illuminated my learning? Success by Design It is strange, but some teachers do not complete detailed lesson plans every day and then wonder why students do not learn.
Although years of experience can shore up less-than-complete planning, nothing compares to well-planned lessons. Comprehensive plans increase the likelihood that lessons run smoothly, so that students receive quality instruction.
By planning ahead, you are always set for the day. If you become ill, you do not have to drag your sick body from a cozy, warm bed to write plans and then drive in a semiconscious state to the classroom to organize each aspect of the upcoming day, including additional activities and backup materials for a substitute.
How nice to remain inert and under the covers knowing that thorough lesson plans are complete and on the desk, with all supplementary material prepared!
Few factors are as vital to teaching success as having well-designed lessons. Imagine a doctor who does not plan adequately for surgery, a contractor who builds a house as he pounds along using scrap lumber and duct tape wherever he finds them, or a teacher teaching a lesson with no foundation or clear direction.
Students attain desired learning outcomes through excellent lessons. Creating the plans should not take longer than presenting the actual lesson—but it may feel that way at first.
Textbooks and supplementary materials for the subject or grade level provide many lesson plan outlines, strategies, and activities. Being fully familiar with the materials and with grade-level and subject requirements leads to solid instruction.
Excellent materials sit on shelves or are available online while teachers spend hours trying to design lessons instead of taking advantage of what already exists. Refer to and implement ideas and lessons from these materials, and then modify or fill in when no available tool can adequately meet instructional needs.
Lesson Plan Phases After studying, observing, and reflecting upon lessons and lesson plans for many years, I have manipulated and adapted ideas to create a sequential design that reaches each diverse learner.To really help struggling readers and writers, you need a framework.
The total literacy framework is just the thing: Guided reading, writing, engagement, and assessment are the components that make it so effective.
This lesson will discuss guided reading, writing, and engagement. I, _____, agree to perform the following tasks to the best of my ability: _____ _____ _____. A student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team expects special education services to help the student but may not be familiar with the child’s reading and math skills.
• Depending on the time of year that the meeting is held, a regular education teacher for the next grade members be present in order to plan an appropriate. The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a plan of actions to raise the academic performance of all students.
California Education Code sections , , and and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Using Writing in Mathematics to Deepen Student Learning. McREL attheheels.com Using Writing in Mathematics to Deepen Student Learning Researchers agree that, like reading, improving student’s writing skills improves their capacity to learn (National Institute for Literacy, ).
Revising the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Technical Assistance Meeting Presented by: Single Plan for Student Achievement? •Plan to improve the academic performance of students.
proficiency in reading Resource Teacher Intervention program Professional Learning.