This assignment contains three parts so please make sure all three are done indiviually please understand before you asked to be assigned for the assignment
- Create a developmentally appropriate 1-week instructional math unit for a concept area of your choice, focusing on one age/grade level from pre-K to Grade 3.
Include the following components in your instructional unit:
Part 1: Unit Plan
Provide the following information for your unit plan:
- Focus (i.e., content area and grade level)
- Describe the development of the unit by answering the following:
- How is the content of the unit appropriate for the age/grade level chosen?
- How will specific learning needs be addressed throughout the unit?
- Which current learning theories influenced instructional decisions in the unit?
- Which strategies for children’s motivation and engagement will be utilized in the unit?
- How will formative and summative assessment be used in the unit to plan, evaluate, and strengthen instruction and to promote continuous learning?
- How could children’s families be involved in the unit?
- Consider the “family connection” in each lesson.
- Be sure to reflect families’ language differences and cultural and/or ethnic diversity.
- Part 2: Resources Toolkit
Create an annotated bibliography of 5 books and resources that support your unit.
Follow the guidelines below:
- Books and resources should:
- Include 2 targeted for teacher use and 3 targeted for student and family use
- Comprise of at least 3 multimedia materials, including web-based resources
- Be aligned with and support unit objectives
- Account for the diversity of your learners, including English learners, varying math proficiency levels, and students with exceptional needs
- Each annotation should be block indented and begin with the reference. All annotations should be in alphabetical order.
- Explicitly connect the selected book or resource to the unit in 3 to 4 sentences.
- Part 3: Lesson Plans
Create 3 developmentally appropriate lesson plans for your unit.
Do the following in each lesson plan:
- Create objectives that:
- Reflect various levels of thinking, including Bloom’s taxonomy or depth of knowledge
- Are specific, measurable, and observable
- State what children should know and be able to do
- Align to content standards
- Are age/grade-level and content-area appropriate
- List materials used in the lesson, including any necessary handouts, resources, and learning tools.
- Identify materials that can be used to develop children’s critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Detail an instructional sequence that is based on accurate math content and concepts that sets the stage for learning through lesson delivery and guided practice. In the sequence, ensure:
- Activities are appropriate for the needs of young children who are culturally diverse and differentiated for those with exceptional learning needs (e.g., English learners, learning disabilities, gifted/talented).
- Activities are meaningful for young children by connecting learning to prior knowledge, to the community, and to real-world experiences.
- Activities foster young children’s appreciation and engagement in subject matter content and align to objectives and core concepts.
- Activities incorporate both children’s and teacher’s use of technology.
- A closure is provided
- Teacher wrap-up
- Final check for understanding
- Time for independent practice (independently or small groups)
- Include assessments:
- One formative assessment (check for understanding) for each lesson that aligns to the lesson objective(s)
- One summative assessment for the unit (assesses all unit objectives)
- Analysis of assessment data and expected next steps for instruction and student support
- Submit your assignment.