Lesson Plan #1: Reading Comprehension. As you have learned in this first week of class, it is essential to understand how to plan for effective instruction for students with disabilities. In the classroom, it is important for all lesson plans to not only integrate effective strategies for instruction and accommodations for students with disabilities, but to also align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Your first lesson plan will focus on using effective, research-based strategies for teaching reading comprehension to students with disabilities. For this lesson, you may plan for your choice of grade level, type of classroom, and disability areas. You may use your own classroom, or create a fictional classroom setting for the lesson. Although the Internet is a rich source of free materials and teaching suggestions, this lesson plan and all subsequent plans MUST BE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL CREATION. At least one, if not multiple, research-based strategies for teaching in this content area for students with disabilities should be highlighted in this lesson plan. Your textbook has a plethora of strategies, but you may also seek other strategies as well in other peer-reviewed texts or articles.
This week, the emphasis is to align your lesson objective and activities to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) within the lesson plan. Download the CCSS below for your lesson: Using the lesson plan template found in Week One of your online course (or all the elements included in the template), the following components are required:
a. Lesson title, grade level, subject area
b. Classroom scenario: Description of the classroom for which you are planning the lesson plan (grade level, classroom setting, number of students, and include any other pertinent information about the classroom).
c. Students with mild/moderate disabilities in the classroom: Describe at least one learner with a mild/moderate disability that will participate in the lesson. Include the type of disability, the student’s individualized needs of the student, and any pertinent information about the student(s).
d. Common Core State Standards and lesson objective: Provide a specific learning objective for the lesson and the Common Core State Standard that the lesson plan will address.
e. Assessment: Describe how you will assess student learning of the lesson objective based on the age/grade/ and needs documented.
f. Accommodations or modifications to be provided: Provide a detailed description of the accommodations you will use throughout the lesson to address the individualized needs of each student with a disability.
g. Teaching procedures: Provide a detailed description of the teaching procedures, including teacher input and modeling, guided practice, independent practice, and closure. This section must include strategies from the text and peer-reviewed articles related to effective strategies for teaching students with disabilities. You must cite your sources to demonstrate your knowledge of effective strategies.
h. Checks for understanding: Throughout the lesson, you will provide a minimum of three ways that you will check for understanding to ensure students are grasping pertinent and central concepts in your lesson.
i. Reflection: This section will include a brief reflection on how assessment will help inform you of your students’ achievement of the learning objective, as well as how it will inform your future instructional actions. Also, include what plan you will take if the students do not meet the assessment objectives.
This assignment should be approximately three to four pages in length, and you should use proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure throughout the lesson plan. Lesson plan must be an original creation. At least one to two peer-reviewed sources, which may include the textbook for this course, should be used and cited in the lesson plan. APA format must be used throughout the paper for in-text citations and references. You may use the attached example as a model for your own lesson plan.