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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Title of Lesson: How do You Write A Lesson Plan Using the Five-Step Backward Design Process? Part Four

When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. This is one of many lessons we will be sharing on teaching Judaic content, lesson planning, models of teaching, differentiated and individualized instruction and learning activities designed to transform the classroom into a Jewish community of cooperative learners. The title of this lesson is “How do You Write a Lesson Plan using the Five-Step Backward Design Process?” Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan we will divide this lesson plan into five parts. Here are the first, second and third parts of this lesson. The fourth part of the lesson follows.

Independent Activities: (Students practice new skill/s or strengthen previously learned skills outside of the class.)

Students individually or in pairs (e.g. by phone, email or video mode such as Skype or Isight) apply the five steps of Backward Design by placing content in the third column in the Backward Design Lesson Planning Template shown at the top of this post.

In the next post we will share the fifth part of this five-part lesson .

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