I created a Direct Instruction Lesson Plan to reinforce the information that I covered at our last Faculty Meeting.
Please review the lesson whether you choose to use it or not. The lesson is broken up into several steps designed to take no more than 15-20 minutes.
All handouts needed to teach the lesson are right on the webpage. You may use this lesson in your class or simply take a minute to review.
- The lesson is broken down into several steps that actively engage students in learning activities.
- Each step is designed to take no more than 15-20 minutes (as stated at the Faculty Meeting, that is the approximate attention span of a middle school student).
- The reading passage informative but isn't too long. Instead, more time is allotted for developing skills such as analyzing the main idea, identifying themes, determining the meaning of words, etc. Each question is rigorous and aligned with a standard.
- I've provided a rubric for the writing assignment so students know exactly how their work will be evaluated.
- The objective is tied to the overall assessment for the lesson. The assessment is rigorous, as it first requires students to reflect on their current Sustainability practices and then evaluate the changes they will make as a result of learning the issues that were covered in the lesson. Synthesis is a higher-order thinking skill.