Select a grade level 1-2. Visit four websites that contain math lesson plans focused on Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
Using the four sample lesson plans and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Content and class profile as resources, design a new lesson plan using the GCU COE lesson plan template, located on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.
Be sure the new lesson plan includes a research-based instructional strategy from the assigned readings as well as promoting one or more of the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Include differentiation for a student with difficulty in perception and attention.
Cite the websites that you used to develop this lesson plan.
Spend 3 hours observing a minimum of three math lessons led by a certified teacher. While observing, take detailed notes so you will have the information you need to complete this assignment. After observing the three lessons, choose one to deconstruct from beginning to end by writing a lesson plan of what you observed using the GCU Lesson Plan located on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center
Note: This assignment should be completed based on your personal observations only; please do not review the teacher’s lesson notes or plans.
After completing Part A and the 3 hours of observation, write a 250-500-word reflection regarding the instructional strategies implemented during the observed lesson. Include the following items in your reflection:
1. Elaborate on the use of instructional strategies and academic language
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the teacher’s instructional strategies and academic language
3. Describe what you would do differently regarding choices in instructional strategies and academic language
Support your analysis with research-based best practices.
Submit your deconstructed lesson plan and word reflection into your instructor.
In completing your field experiences in this course, utilize a 1-8 grade level classroom setting.