Review the Common Common Core State Standards website. Select an academic standard for a content area you will be teaching that is compatible with the direct instruction model and write a one-to two-page paper using the KUD format: know, understand, and able to do.

For this assignment:

  • Write one students will understand objective, at least two students will know objectives, and at least two students will be able to do objectives to match the standard you have chosen.
  • List and describe at least two activities that could be used in a direct instruction lesson plan to support these objectives.
  • Refer to Chapters 3 and 4 of your text, at least two additional scholarly sources, and your own insights/experiences to complete this assignment.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Due 12/12/16

Lesson Plan

We have examined a variety of instructional models. Select one of the models we have learned about and create a lesson plan (based on academic standards) using that instructional model.

Be sure to address each of the items below in your lesson plan:

  1. Identify the instructional model you have chosen.
  2. State the academic standards on which the lesson is based.
  3. Describe the grade level for which your lesson is written.
  4. Write one students will understand objective, at least two students will know objectives, and at least two students will be able to do objectives to meet the academic standard you have chosen.
  5. Describe assessments that will be utilized to measure students’ mastery of the objectives.
  6. Explain the procedures you will use to teach the lesson. Be as specific as possible. Pretend you are writing plans for a substitute teacher. Your lesson must be explicit enough for the substitute teacher to be able to implement.

Your lesson plan should be written using the KUD format provided in the resources section of the course. Please refer to chapters 3, 4, and 5 as well as other resources to create your lesson plan.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Due 12/19/16

Differentiated Instruction

By using a variety of instructional models and strategies, teachers differentiate instruction. Read chapter two in your text and, in a two- to three-page paper, not including title and reference pages, discuss the concept of the differentiation.

Be sure to address the following topics in your paper:

  • What is differentiation?
  • What theoretical or research background is there for this instructional method?
  • How does it work? What will it look like in your own classroom? Give an example of how you could differentiate instruction.
  • What experiences have you had with this method?
  • What do you still need to learn about this method? What questions do you have about this method?
  • What conclusions can you draw about this method?

Please refer to chapter two in your text, other resources, and your experiences to complete this assignment. Cite at least one source in addition to your text. The source does not need to be scholarly. Make sure your paper is in APA format.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Due 1/9/17

Final Project

Part One: Lesson Plan

Review the Common Core State Standards website. Select two to three academic standards on which a unit of study can be developed. Create three lesson plans that could be used in this unit using three different instructional models (select from models that have been covered in this course) and can be utilized effectively to create objectives to meet the standard you have chosen. Be sure to address each of the items below in each of your lesson plans:

  • Identify the instructional model you have chosen.
  • State the academic standard on which the lesson is based.
  • Describe the grade level for which your lesson is written.
  • Write one students will understand objective, at least two students will know objectives, and at least two students will be able to do objectives to meet the academic standard you have chosen.
  • Describe assessments that will be utilized to measure students’ mastery of objectives.
  • Explain the procedures you will use to teach the lesson. Be as specific as possible. Pretend you are writing plans for a substitute teacher. Your lesson must be explicit enough for the substitute teacher to be able to implement.

Your lesson plans should be written using the KUD format as shown in your course textbook (See examples in Chapters 4 through 10). One of your lessons can be a revision of your Week Three assignment. Make sure to incorporate your instructor’s feedback. All three of your lessons must build on and/or support each other.

Part Two: Rationale

You may begin working on these areas through weekly assignments throughout the course. Address each of the following bullet points in your Final Project:

  • Introduction: Describe the focus of your project (unit of study).
  • Rationale for selection of instructional models: Explain how and why each selected model will be effective in meeting instructional objectives for that lesson.
  • Meeting the needs of diverse learners: Describe how individual needs can be met in each model/lesson plan.
  • Assessment and accountability: Describe types of assessment that will be used in each lesson and how they measure students’ mastery of objectives. Describe how you will use assessment data to guide your instruction.
  • Evaluation plan: Explain how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your unit of study. Describe adjustments you might have to make during implementation.
  • Conclusion: Describe how you feel about lesson planning. What do you think are your strengths? What do you need more support with?

The entire project must be a minimum of 10 double-spaced pages in length, not including title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA style (where appropriate) including a title and reference page. You must use a minimum of four sources, in addition to the course text. The sources do not have to be scholarly.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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