Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans from Kindergarten Rotation of Student Teaching

I completed the following lesson plans during my two weeks of solo teaching during my first rotation of student teaching. I was student teaching in Kindergarten during this rotation. I added a subject every week throughout this rotation until I was teaching every subject. I taught every subject for two weeks.
My two weeks of solo teaching were full of hard work, late nights, fun lessons, and evaluations. My second week of solo teaching is spread over a two week period due to snow days.  I enjoyed every second of it and I hope to teach Kindergarten again someday so I can enjoy teaching as much as I did during those two weeks.

To view my lesson plans for my first week of Solo Teaching, click here.

To view my lesson plans for the first part of my second week of Solo Teaching, click here.

To view my lesson plans for the second part of my second week of Solo Teaching, click here.

Lesson Plans from Third Grade Rotation of Student Teaching

I completed the following lesson plans during my two weeks of solo teaching during my first rotation of student teaching. I was student teaching in Third Grade during this rotation. I added a subject every week throughout this rotation until I was teaching every subject. I taught every subject for two weeks.
My two weeks of solo teaching were full of hard work, late nights, fun lessons, and evaluations.  I enjoyed teaching third grade and I learned so much about classroom management, lesson planning, PARCC testing, and my abilities as an educator during my two weeks of solo teaching.

To view my lesson plans for my first week of Solo Teaching, click here.

To view my lesson plans for the first part of my second week of Solo Teaching, click here.

Curriculum Map

This assignment allowed me to understand the components and process of curriculum alignment to increase achievement in schools. I learned varying methods for aligning the curriculum with the Common Core State Standards. I also learned how to create curriculum maps and pacing guides that align with Common Core State Standards. I learned how to use the following elements in curriculum planning: essential questions, content, student learning expectations based on Common Core Standards, activities, vocabulary, assessment, and technology. You can click on the links in the technology section of the curriculum map to access the technological resources.

To view my Curriculum Map, click here.

Stage One, Two, and Three Unit Plan

The stage one unit plan includes creating the topic for each unit and selecting the Common Core standards for each unit. A calendar that indicates the time from for each unit is included in the stage one unit plan. Essential questions, enduring understandings, and learning objectives are also included in the stage one unit plan. The stage two unit plan includes an assessment plan for one of the units from the stage one unit plan. The stage three unit plan is a lesson plan for one day of my unit. This one day lesson plan includes the “W.H.E.R.E.T.O” acronym, which stands for “W-Where are we going? Why? What is expected? H-How will we hook the students? E– How will we equip the students for expected performances? R– How will we rethink or revise? E– How will students self-evaluate and reflect their learning?  T– How will we tailor learning to varied needs, interests, and learning styles? O– How will we organize the sequence of learning?”  The reflection portion was not filled out because the lesson was designed but not taught.

To view my Stage One, Two, and Three Unit Plan, click the links below.

Stage One Unit Plan

Stage Two Unit Plan

Stage Three Unit Plan

 

 

Lesson and Assessment Plan

This ten-day lesson and assessment plan was created for a final project in my Instructional and Classroom Assessment Strategies course. This lesson and assessment plan was on a topic or unit of study of our choice that aligned with Common Core State Standards. This project includes specific research-based methods, types of assessments, and scoring procedures or rubrics. The rubric that was used to assess my performance with my scores included can be accessed here: Lesson and Assessment Plan Final Project Rubric.

To view my Lesson and Assessment Plan, click here.

 

 

Shared Reading Lesson Plan

This shared reading lesson plan, which is one week long, is specifically designed for kindergartners. This lesson will take place during shared reading time each day. Shared reading is very beneficial for students because it allows them to join in or share in the reading experience while being guided by their teacher. This helps the students build fluency and allows them to feel successful because the teacher is providing support to the whole group.

To view my Shared Reading Lesson Plan, click here.

 

 

Visualization Mini-Lesson

This mini-lesson on visualization teaches students the visualization strategy and helps them practice how to do it. This lesson involves helping students create good mental pictures as they read, using images to enrich the reading experience and using pictures to draw conclusions about what they are reading.

To view my Visualization Mini-Lesson, click here.