EXPLICIT LEARNING VIDEO provides video explanation of planning a week’s lessons.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING RESOURCE provides down-loadable written explanation of planning a week’s lessons.
To begin planning a week’s worth of lessons, select the grade that you teach. If you teach more than one grade, just select one of them. We’ll need to differentiate when we plan lessons whether you teach just one grade or more grade anyway!
Open the grade Scope and Sequence. After looking at the concepts and relationships between concepts across terms on the first page, scroll to the Term and concepts you will teach during the week. Identify the relationships between the concepts you will teach.
After identifying the related concepts that you will teach simultaneously, plan the lessons to cover 5 hours in a week, building from the number concepts, to applying them to measurement and geometry concepts, to develop deep understanding of the concepts and the relationships between concepts. The time allocations are flexible, and can be adjusted depending on the understanding of students’ demonstrated in each lesson.
At the end of the week, you can use formative assessment embedded in every lesson through work samples, questioning and listening to children, and observing children as they investigate independently, to plan the subsequent week’s lessons, differentiated to ensure every child is learning at their leading edge.