The English language arts content area encompasses a range of literacy skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language. The ability to perform these vital skills influences all content areas and sets a foundation for a childâ€™s educational and professional future.
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze and select various instructional strategies specifically for reading and language development.
In this assignment, you will design a lesson plan intended to engage students in these strategies, while also making learning appropriately higher-order and meaningful.
Design a lesson plan for the elementary grade of your choice using the â€œCOE Lesson Plan Template,â€ found in the Student Success Center. The lesson plan template should be completed in its entirety and should:
Teach both reading and language development/vocabulary to elementary students:
- Younger elementary students will primarily be taught lessons on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, word study, frequently used vocabulary words, and some text comprehension.
- Older elementary students will primarily be taught lessons on vocabulary, including English language arts content terminology, and text comprehension.
- Align to state or national standards for English language arts (use the Common Core standards or your stateâ€™s standards).
- Use a grade-appropriate fiction or non-fiction text.
- Include grade- and content-appropriate vocabulary.
- Incorporate appropriate formative or summative assessment.
- Utilize appropriate English language arts practices and materials.
- Demonstrate organization and logic.
After designing the lesson plan, in 150-250 words, reflect on how you engaged complex thinking and meaning making within the scope of the reading and language/vocabulary lesson. Emphasize how you encouraged critical thinking and understanding of the text and language/vocabulary.
Submit your lesson plan and reflection as one deliverable.