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Elementary education unit lesson plan sample

There are times when a teacher uses instruction that is scripted and rigorously developed and times when instruction needs to be more open-ended and moderately defined. Quality teaching utilizes both the behavioral and the cognitive paradigms. Knowing when and where to use each is part of the art of teaching.

Select a classroom, subject, and a population of students. Choose a subject's subtopic for this unit (but not the same subtopic you used in previous units).
Design a unit plan. Include descriptions of instructional strategies and how these strategies will help adapt instruction to inpidual learners.
Describe how you would use more structured activities including, but not limited to, direct instruction, task analysis, and examination of prerequisite abilities.
Describe how you would use more open-ended techniques such as brainstorming and exploratory activities.
Remember to fully describe how each strategy helps customize individual learning and meets the needs of all students. In addition, describe how each strategy might reinforce or complement other strategies.

describes the class and its setting
overall goals and objectives
a narrative on each strategy
an ongoing summative assessment and evaluation of student progress and student understanding

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There are times when a teacher uses instruction that is scripted and rigorously developed and times when instruction needs to be more open-ended and moderately defined. Quality teaching utilizes both the behavioral and the cognitive paradigms. Knowing when and where to use each is part of the art of teaching.

1. Select a classroom, subject, and a population of students. Choose a subject's sub-topic for this unit (but not the same subtopic you used in previous units).
Lesson plan topic: Leaf cycle
Subject: Elementary Science
Grade and Students: 1st grade, students aged 5-6 years.

2. Design a unit plan. Include descriptions of instructional strategies and how these strategies will help adapt instruction to individual learners.
Instructional Strategies:
Lesson on tree leaves' color-changing patterns and link with seasons will be described by the teacher.
Teaching strategy will be Experiential in nature.
Students will get the home-work assignment to gather different tree-leaves during summer and winter seasons. And then paste the fallen leaves in their science journals.
Teacher will give each student the opportunity to tell brief information about the trees
Teacher can use multiple different pieces of information and have ...

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