Unit 2 Week Lesson Plan

ED511: Unit 6 Assignment: Unit Plan
The Unit Plan consists of two parts:
A 2-week unit plan with five individual lessons per week, for a total of 10 lessons. Lessons can be carried over from day-to-day, but you will need NEW objectives and new assessments for the daily lesson.
A reflective summary of your decision-making for the unit. In the reflective summary, you will justify your instructional choices and decisions based on your Readings and current research. Be sure to use citations and add a reference list at the end. Use APA formatting throughout.
Part I: Unit Plan Annotated Chart?You will develop a 2-week instructional unit plan that incorporates key elements of effective instruction as presented in this course through your Readings and current research. The goal is to develop a unit that you can eventually implement in your classroom. ??Be sure to consider the following elements in your lesson planning choices:
Stimulate critical and creative thinking.
Appeal to students multiple intelligences.
Contain varied instructional approaches, such as ones that incorporate peer learning or technology, geared toward diverse learners.
Include various assessment methods that monitor and communicate student progress.
Evaluate teacher resources in the decision-making for lesson planning.
Enable you as a teacher to build a positive classroom climate.
Your Unit Plan Format will include (use the template provided in Doc Sharing, or one of your own choosing): Will upload example.
Unit topic
Instructional goals for the unit
Lesson objectives
NYS or Common Core Standards
Guiding questions or essential question
Resources and materials
Methods for activating students prior knowledge
Methods for instruction
Methods for providing student practice with feedback
Methods for assessing student learning
NOTE: Incorporate three or more of the instructional methods outlined in the Martin and Loomis text into your Unit Plan. Include technology methods from Module 6 in at least four lessons. ?
Part II: Reflective Summary ??Write a reflective summary in which you reflect on the depth and coherence of your understanding of instructional planning and the appropriate application of a growing repertoire of instructional strategies, materials (teacher resources), and assessment methods. Be sure to document your choice of instructional strategies and teacher resources, and include reflection of the elements listed below:
How did I……..?
Stimulate critical and creative thinking.
Appeal to students multiple intelligences.
Include varied instructional approaches, such as ones that incorporate peer learning or technology, geared toward diverse learners.
Include assessment methods that monitor and communicate student progress.
Evaluate teacher resources in the decision making for lesson planning.
Enable myself as a teacher to build a positive classroom climate.
Finalize your reflection with a statement on the professional responsibility of educators in designing well-constructed topical units. Support your decision-making through citations from your Readings and current research.
Here are helpful steps to follow in preparing your Unit Plan:
Decide on a broad topic or theme for your instructional unit. The topic should be from the primary academic curriculum and include at least 510 subtopics warranting 10 days of instruction. These important subtopics, which will become your lesson topics, should include concepts, principles, and skills that are included in your topic/theme.
Review the curriculum standards for your state and select the appropriate standard(s) for your lesson topic and grade level.
Create instructional goals for the unit that state what students will know (concepts that they will understand) and be able to do (skills) by the end of the unit.
Plan a final unit assessment activity and work backwards from it to design lessons. This final assessment activity should evaluate whether students understand concepts, can demonstrate skills established as instructional goals for the unit and meet the identified curriculum standards. Planning the assessment first will ensure that your lesson plans provide opportunities for students to gain understanding of concepts and proficiency with skills that you have targeted.
Formulate a guiding question for each lesson topic. Students should be able to answer the question at the end of the lesson. (Guiding questions are never yes/no questions; rather, such questions point toward the student aims of your Unit Plan.)
List methods you will use for each lesson to:
open the lesson by engaging student interest and activating prior knowledge.
help students learn new information or skills.
give students opportunities to apply or practice the new information or skills.
assess student learning.
Break your unit into five or more lessons that will each provide rich, challenging, and engaging learning experiences for your students. (A lesson can be planned to extend over more than one class period.) Each lesson should build on the previous lesson. As you plan, think about the experience of the student as s/he moves through the lessons. Plan so that student understanding is deepened and built lesson by lesson. Use a variety of instructional strategies over the course of the unit. It is permissible, of course, to use the same instructional method for two or more lessons in a row.
Plan activities for a final review.
Categories in the chart are to be filled in with brief notes, not with lengthy descriptions or detailed lesson plans.
This Assignment addresses the following unit learning outcomes:
Create a unit plan.
Discuss teaching strategies that can reach diverse learners.
Explain how reflecting on your teaching practice can improve that practice.
Develop a plan that incorporates ideas for a well-managed classroom.

It also addresses the following course outcomes:

ED511-1: Plan instructional units and lessons based on current research.
ED511-4: Design instructional activities that promote critical thinking for diverse learners. ?ED511-6: Evaluate personal instructional choices in comparison to research on effective teaching.

Required Course Text: All chapters
Title: Building Teachers: A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education
Edition: 2nd (2014)
Author: Martin, Loomis
Publisher: Cengage
Book ISBN: 978-1133943013

School grade- 5th Subject ELA