How are we better together?
DAY 1 - PLAN 1
DAY 2 - PLAN 2
DAY 3 - PLAN 3
DAY 4 - PLAN 4
DAY 5 - PLAN 5
DAY 6 - SEED 1
DAY 7 - SEED 2
DAY 8 - SEED 3
DAY 9 - Seed 4
DAY 10 - PLAN 6
DAY 11 - SEED 5
DAY 12 - SEED 6
DAY 13 - PLAN 7
DAY 14 - SEED 7
DAY 15 - SEED 8
DAY 16 - PLAN 8
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
Lesson Plan 1 - Day 1
What is teamwork?
This lesson will provide background knowledge about teamwork that will aid in students understanding of the text in this unit. Students will view and compare video clips to distinguish the characteristics of teamwork. In the concept development portion of the lesson, students will work cooperatively with a partner as they engage in picture/concept sorts to develop an operational definition for teamwork.
The model lessons in this unit feature best practices to address Common Core State Standards. The lesson plans were designed for heterogeneous classes. When teachers implement these plans, they should consider the skills and special needs of their students and make adjustments accordingly.
Apply appropriate elements of UDL:
The following websites provide alternate strategies and information for differentiation of lesson.
English Language Learners
National Association for Gifted Children
Consider the need for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) when selecting texts, and captioned/described video when selecting video or other media for this lesson.
Special Education and 504 LD Online
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Teamwork wherever possible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L8Em5vU0FU&feature=related - ants working together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k166ZdZmjKQ - dogs working together to carry big stick
Provide an opportunity for students to view the video clip(s) of teams in action. Discuss how the teams were working together and what made them an effective team. Chart the characteristics of the team.
Have students talk with their partners about working together as a team.
Observation and anecdotal notes about cooperative learning.
Class definition for teamwork.
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