ACORN High School for Social Justice 1396 Broadway Brooklyn, New York 11221 (718) 919-1256 · Fax (718) 919-3074 Karen Watts, Principal Michael Prayor, A.P. Organization, Guidance, Music, Art and Technology Dudrige Brenord, A.P. Math, Science, Social studies and English Alberto Garcia, A.P Security, Sp. Ed., ESL, Foreign language and Phys. Ed. Workshop Model Lesson Plan Template The Aim, do now, CLEAR AGENDA, Homework, vocabulary/ keywords should be on the board at all times. Remember, the agenda should not be generic. You do not teach the same lesson everyday. Leave space under mini-lesson to specify what you plan on doing for mini-lesson. AIM The aim should be in form of an essential question that relates to the theme/topic of the day. Always start the question with “How can we”, “ How do we” never with a “what”. Use simple language, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Do now/ Motivation The do now should be based on the theme of the lesson. It should be a brief activity that activates prior knowledge and connects what is going to be learned; should require writing. Mini-lesson A short teacher dominated segment. The first part of the mini-lesson is connection, where the teacher starts by connecting the current lesson to something previously done. Next the teacher states explicitly and repeatedly exactly what she is teaching in this lesson. Next the teacher models exactly what she wants the students to do. Next is the active engagement, where all of the students try out or discuss what it is they are supposed to do. The last part of the mini-lesson is the link; this is where the teacher tells the students what they will do during the independent/small group work time of the workshop. Independent/small group work Students work in small groups or in partnership to apply what they have learned during the mini-lesson. During the independent/group work the teacher walks around and confers with individual students or groups. After about 30 minutes, the teacher briefly shares using a student’s good work as an example. Share/Summary The summary should be a clarification of the lesson’s purpose. It can be structured several ways. Groups can report back, individuals can report back, students can write learning logs and volunteers can share. Homework A follow up or extension of the lesson that can be completed within a reasonable amount of time. Please spiral the homework. Please do not give (do page 5/ 1-10) give homework from the previous work also.