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 “What is the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching?” Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan we will divide this lesson plan into three parts. Here is the first part of this three part lesson on the concept attainment model of teaching.

**Essential Question/s: **What is the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching? Under what conditions would you use the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching in your classroom?

**Assessment/s: (Initial, ongoing, and final activities designed to measure what the student has learned)**

Students individually, in pairs, via classroom discussion and as a homework assignment discuss the answer to this question. What is the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching? In addition, students will be able to explain how the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching can be applied in the classroom. Students will be able to write and teach a mini-lesson using the Concept Attainment Model of teaching to their classmates.

**Objective/Learning Outcome: (What the student is supposed to learn from this lesson) **After completing this lesson the student will be able to:

· Explain and create a mini-lesson using the Concept Instruction Model of Teaching

· Explain how the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching can be applied in the classroom

· Write and teach a mini-lesson applying the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching

**Name of the Active Learning Procedures: Pairs Present**

**Anticipatory Set: (Motivation activity that prepares students for the objective/learning outcome)**

**Suggested Motivational Statement:**

Teacher says: "Today we are going to play an intellectual game which you might call, 'Guess My Concept'. In other words, I have a Jewish concept in my mind right now about which you have no idea. I am going to give you some clues and we'll see if you can 'Guess My Concept'. Are you ready for this challenge?"

In the next post we will share the second part of a three part lesson on the Concept Attainment Model of Teaching, Follow Up Lesson.

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