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									BLM T-20 Lesson Plan Template #1

                                            PLANNING THE LESSON

 Date: _________________________________________               Title of the Lesson: ___________________________
 Curriculum Area: _______________________________               Unit of Study: _____________________________

 Background Information: Where does this lesson fit into your overall unit planning — introductory, middle, culminating?



 Learning Expectations: What skills, knowledge, attitudes/values do you expect your students to learn?

 Academic:                                                                       Social:




 Assessment Strategies: How will you assess the learning expectations?
     Observation                        Learning Log/Journal                    Presentation/Performance
   Anecdotal Notes                      Self-assessment                         Audio/Video/Technological Presentation
   Work Samples                         Peer-assessment                         Project
   Interview/Conference                 Rubric                                  Oral Reports
   Checklist

 Indicators: How will you know that your students have achieved the expectations? What will achievement look like?




 Modifications: How will you change the lesson to meet the needs of individual students?
   Increase time, space, amount        Scribe                                  Use manipulatives
   Decrease                            Oral explanation                        Include visuals
   Change                              Peer tutor/Partner                      Extend



 Materials/Resources: What will you need to prepare in advance?

     Teacher Resources               Human Resources                 Student Materials                   Equipment




 Personal Notes/Reminders/Homework/Other Considerations:

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BLM T-20 Lesson Plan Template #1 (Cont’d)
                                           DELIVERING THE LESSON
 Timing     Grouping*    Mental Set:                                                                 Materials/Resources
            W   S    I


                         Sharing the Purpose/Objectives:



                         Body: (Input, Modelling, Check for Understanding, Guided Practice,
                         Independent Practice)




                         Closure:


*Grouping: W = Whole class; S = Small group; I = Independent




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BLM T-21 Lesson Plan Template #2

                                                  LESSON PLAN

 Date: _________________________________________              Title of the Lesson: ___________________________
 Curriculum Area: _______________________________              Unit of Study: _____________________________

 Background Information:                                                             Grouping:



 Learning Expectations:                                          Assessment:




 Lesson:                                                                                          Mental Set
                                                                                                   Sharing the Purpose/
                                                                                                   Objectives
                                                                                                   Input
                                                                                                   Modelling
                                                                                                   Check for Understanding
                                                                                                   Guided Practice
                                                                                                   Independent Practice
                                                                                                   Closure




                                                                                                Materials/Resources:

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 Bloom's Taxonomy:                                            Multiple Intelligences:
    Knowledge                                                   Linguistic
    Understanding                                               Logical/Mathematical
    Application                                                 Spatial
    Analysis                                                    Musical
    Synthesis                                                   Bodily/Kinesthetic
    Evaluation                                                  Interpersonal
                                                                Intrapersonal
                                                                Naturalistic
 Modifications:




 Personal Notes/Reminders/Homework/Other Considerations:




              Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM T-22 Lesson Plan Template #3

                                            PLANNING THE LESSON

 Curriculum Area:                                                                             Date:


 Background Information:




 Student Learning Expectations:




 Assessment:




 Modifications:




 Space:




 Materials and Resources:




 Groupings:




 Homework/Communication with Parents:




 Personal Notes:



                                                                                                               (continued)




               Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM T-22 Lesson Plan Template #3 (Cont’d)

                                      DELIVERING THE LESSON
                    Remember to be cognizant of timing, transitions, grouping, and routines.

 Timing    Grouping*     Mental Set:

           W    S    I




                         Sharing the Purpose and Objectives (in student language):



                         Body: Input, Modelling, Check for Understanding, Guided Practice, Independent
                         Practice




                         Closure:



 Reflections:



*Grouping: W = Whole class; S = Small group; I = Independent




                Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM T-23 Checklist on the Planning Process

                              CHECKLIST ON THE PLANNING PROCESS
 The following are some questions to guide your thinking:
 Have you collected and examined
    Ministry documents and curriculum learning expectations?
    board guidelines and resources?
    school plans?
    available published and commercial teachers’ guides or resources?
    available student materials?
    media and computer technology resources and links?
    available human resources?
    sites for possible out-of-classroom excursions?
 Have you determined the learning expectations you will focus on and address in
 Terms of whether they are
    knowledge based?
    skill based?
    value based?
    social skills based?
    a combination of the above?

 In assessing student progress and program effectiveness, have you used
    specific criteria for the expectations you have chosen to address?
    a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment strategies?
    a student tracking or record-keeping system?

 Have you planned
    tentative timelines?
    the appropriate learning experiences?
    lessons using lesson design components?
    direct instruction?
    cooperative learning small-group activities?
    independent student activities?
    integration with other curriculum areas?
    the groupings you will use?
    the arrangement of classroom space?
    modifications for specific individual needs?
    homework experiences?
    communication with parents?
    celebrations of student learning?




               Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM T-24 Planning Template for Learning Centres
Learning Centre            Learning Expectations               Assessment            Materials Needed         Tracking
- Name and Tasks




              Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM T-25 Checklist for Planning a Centre

THINGS TO DO FOR THE ____________________________________                                       CENTRE

                           Materials to Collect                                            Things to Prepare



Equipment                       Manipulative Materials
                                                                                        signs
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                                                                                        task cards
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                                                                                        student worksheets
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                                                                                        games
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                                                                                        folders/scrapbooks
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Student Resources                                                                Other

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            Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM T-26 Teacher's Chart for Planning a Centre

      Name of Centre                    Learning Experiences                          Materials Needed




          Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM T-27 Tracking Sheet for Primary Students

Name: ________________________________________________________
The week of _____________________________ to ___________________


                Activities                     Monday          Tuesday       Wednesday        Thursday        Friday


Painting




Cut and Paste




Water Table




Home Centre




Listening Centre




Book Centre




              Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-28 Tracking Sheet: Data Started and Completed

MY TRACKING SHEET                                        Name: _____________________________

         Centres                               Date Started                            Date Completed




          Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-29 Tracking Sheet: Self-assessment Using Descriptive Faces

MY TRACKING SHEET                                            Name: _____________________________


Listening Centre                                                                                     Date




Reading Centre




Writing Centre




Math Centre




Art Centre




Odds ’n’ Ends




              Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-30 Tracking Sheet and Comments

                                                             (Self-assessment)
                                            Comments
   Name: ________________________________

                                            Date Completed
                                            Date Started
 MY TRACKING SHEET
                                            Centres


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                                                                                 Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-31 Tracking Sheet and Rating Scale


Names: ______________________________                     _____________________________________

Centres                     Date             Date                               Rate Yourself:
                           Started         Completed         4: Wow!                3: Good!
                                                             2: Just okay.          1: Could be better




          Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-32 Tracking Sheet: Musts and Wants — Primary

MY TRACKING SHEET                                                           Name: _____________________________________

                                                                            Date:    _____________________________________


                              Learning Experiments           Monday           Tuesday        Wednesday        Thursday         Friday
  THINGS I MUST DO




                        Reading




                        Math




                        Spelling




                        Writing




                        Printing
  THINGS I WANT TO DO




                        Art




                        Drama




                        Listening




                        Games & Puzzles




                               Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-33 Tracking Sheet: Musts and Wants — Junior

TRACKING SHEET
                                                       Name: ________________________________

                                                       Week of ______________________________
MUSTS




WANTS




          Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-34 Tracking Sheet: Checklist of Learning tasks

KINDS OF JOBS —                                             Name: _____________________________________
My Checklist of Learning Tasks
                                                            Starting Date: ______________________________


       Learning Tasks                   Date                 My Comment                     Teacher’s Comments
 (“Musts” are marked with an *.)

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               Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers by Susan Schwartz & Mindy Pollishuke.
BLM S-35 Tracking Sheet: Tasks Described

                                          TRACKING SHEET
Name: ________________________________                  Theme/Topic: ___________________________________


      Centre                      Tasks                  Date                            Comments
                                                       Completed




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