Understanding By Design
Two-page Design Template
Title: Word/Letter Relationships Subject/Course: Language Arts/OT/Speech Group
Topic: Written Language Grade(s)1st & 2nd Grade Special Education
STAGE 1 – DESIRED RESULTS
Students will write clearly and legibly allowing adequate spacing between letters, words, and sentences.
Students will spell grade-level-appropriate, high frequency words correctly in all work.
Students will write in a complete sentence.
Students will write clearly and effectively to share information and knowledge, to influence and
persuade, to create and entertain.
Understanding(s) Students will understand that….
Content Standard(s) letters can both spell the same word.
Upper and lower case
The words learned can not only be read from a book but can also be written to create their own
story. Letters make up words.
Some words have a small word inside of it.
By changing the first letter of a word, many new words can be created.
Why are words important?
How and where can we use the words that we learn?
Why is it important to spell words correctly?
How do we spell the words that we want to write?
Students will know that…
Letters make up words - Words can form sentences
Sentences can form stories - Capital letters and lower case letters can both be
written to make up the same words- Students will gain the knowledge of how to
spell the words correctly
STAGE 2 – ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE
Students will demonstrate correct letter formation and legibility
Rationale: By changing this lesson into the UbD format, the focus is much
clearer and concise.This model helps to organize the objectives taught and
Observations of the students.
Using the UbD model also helps to facilitate sophisticated thinking.
Students will make a book of theirbe legible.
Students’ written work will written words.
Students will journal using their newly learned words.
Play-doh or soft clay
STAGE 3 – LEARNING PLAN
Students will rotate to work stations using a variety of modalities at each work station to practice writing
the words .Writing Work Stations
Chalkboard ( vertical surface)
Cut out words from a newspaper or magazine to form stories or sentences.
Cooperative learning will be performed by students as they will work together to cut out letters and
words that they are learning. Once this task is completed, the students will use the Smart Board to
write the sentence with the words that they have created onto the board. After the entire class has
worked cooperatively on this lesson, along with the use of the Smart Board to write and/type the
words or sentences, notes will then be compiled to make a booklet for each student to use as a reading