Lesson Plan Assignment
Lesson Plan Description / Guidelines
Standard Lesson Plan Heading:
Title of unit of which this lesson is a part
Duration of lesson
Definitions of Standard Lesson Plan Criteria:
Note: Differentiation, adaptations, accommodations, and/or modifications should be purposefully infused throughout the appropriate components of the lesson plan (e.g., assessments, procedures, resources, etc.)
1. Content Area:
Candidates should (1) indicate the predominant content area to be addressed in the lesson, and (2) when applicable, how it will be connected to other content areas.
Candidates should describe: (1) what the students will learn as a result of their participation in the lesson, (2) why the goals of the lesson are important, and (3) the “big idea” that will help students connect the lesson to the world beyond the classroom.
Candidates should identify: (1) the specific objectives that they want their students to achieve, (2) briefly describe how they will demonstrate that they have achieved them, and (3) briefly describe how the goals/objectives for this lesson consider students’ working towards accomplishing their IEP goals and objectives.
4. National and/or New York State Standards:
Candidates should identify the specific national (professional organization) and NYS standards or performance indicators they will address in the lesson. This section should be written as a narrative, and should not be presented as a list of standards.
Candidates should describe: (1) the methods and strategies they will use to measure student learning throughout the lesson and at its conclusion, (2) what will count as “evidence” of learning, (3) the ways that the assessment in the lesson is connected to more summative assessments, (4) how the assessment in