Lesson Plan #3: Writing and Spelling. As you have learned this week, it is essential to plan for quality instruction in the areas of writing and spelling for students with disabilities. This lesson plan will focus on using effective, research-based strategies for teaching writing or spelling to students with disabilities.
Week Three also focused on planning effective assessments to ensure that you are monitoring student progress toward the learning objectives. You have already started planning assessments in Weeks One and Two, but in Week Three and beyond, there will be a greater focus on ensuring alignment of your assessment to your learning objective.
Additionally, at least one, if not multiple, research–based strategies for teaching writing and spelling for students with disabilities should be developed for your 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 that were required or recommended this week. 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.
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.
Using the lesson plan template found in Week Three 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.