Step-by-Step Teaching and Learning

Lesson plans guide instructional delivery of required
curricular content. A good lesson plan is aligned to academic state or
national standards and the district adopted curriculum, if available.
Strong lesson plans include required components and define what the
students are learning to do, how the teacher will teach those skills,
and how the students and teacher will know if they have mastered the
content. An examination of lesson plans can improve understanding of
instructional planning to meet all student needs in a diverse classroom.

Use the “Rhetorical Devices Lesson Plan”
and “Sight Words Guided Reading Lesson Plan” to inform the
assignment that follows.

For each lesson plan, answer the following prompts
in 50-150 word responses each. For each prompt, keep in mind the
students for whom the lesson is written:

  • What is the lesson’s objective? Is it measurable and
    observable? If not, how could the objective be rewritten to be
    measurable and observable? Provide the grade level and academic
    subject area for the lesson, along with the corresponding academic
  • Is whole group instruction utilized in the lesson?
    If not, how can whole group instruction be incorporated into the
    lesson? Is small group instruction utilized” If not, how could
    it be incorporated? How could a co-teacher be utilized during
  • What technology might be incorporated to
    increase student engagement during lesson activities?
  • What
    is a strategy you could teach within the lesson to a student with
    dyslexia to help them decode and comprehend the vocabulary being
    presented? (Select a different strategy for each lesson).
  • How could you assess student learning during the lesson? Outline
    a formative assessment that is developmentally appropriate for the
    students and aligned to the lesson’s learning objectives.
  • What are two principles of Universal Design for Learning you
    could incorporate into the lesson?

Cite the “Rhetorical Devices Lesson
Plan” and “Sight Words Guided Reading Lesson Plan”
where appropriate.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines
found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning
the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to
the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Attached is the Rubric.