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Curriculum Planning: Lesson Planning


Activity 1: Can you answer the question "What do I teach?"

Before designing a lesson, select which of the following you have done. Check all that apply.

1. Described the end-of-unit performance assessment that provides
solid evidence of achievement andthat incorporates all three modes of communication.

2. Developed a context for the unit by identifying the overarching question
that fits the level of your students and that has been focused by a thematic

3. Chosen your themes based on flash cards and activities you already have.

4. Identified the key structures and elements of vocabulary that students
will need to know in order to be successful in the performance assessment.

5. Consulted your text for the grammar and vocabulary so you know what to assess.

6. Set clear language targets (standards) and expectations (performance

7. Verified that you have chosen themes that students have never studied before.

Consider the following:

  1. How do we learn?
  2. How do we remember what we have learned?

Personal Reflection: Please copy and paste the following questions into your word processor or download the word document containing the questions. Then answer the questions and save it for your professional development portfolio.

Lesson Planning Remember-Reflection: Word Document

Keeping in mind a unit you have taught or observed which contains lessons you would like to revise, consider how activities were modeled, how student knowledge was assessed, and how scaffolding was provided to support students as they learn. Answer the following questions accordingly:

    1. How was the lesson(s) introduced?
    2. How were the elements of the lesson(s) practiced?

As you preceed through this module we will ask you to refer back to this lesson as a point of reference for revision.

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Last updated: July 25, 2006