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Planning Powerful Instruction, Grades 2-5
7 Must-Make Moves to Transform How We Teach--and How Students Learn



April 2020 | 328 pages | Corwin

Are you ready to plan your best lessons ever?

With so many demands and so much content available for teachers, we need to put a higher value on an often-overlooked skill: planning learning experiences that will both engage and inspire our students, by design, over time.

Planning Powerful Instruction is your go-to guide for transforming student outcomes through stellar instructional planning. Its seven-step framework—the EMPOWER model—gives you techniques proven to help students develop true insight and understanding. You’ll have at your fingertips:

  • the real reasons why students engage—and what you must do to ensure they do
  • a framework to help you create, plan, and teach the most effective units and lessons in any subject area
  • more than 50 actionable strategies to incorporate right away
  • suggestions for tailoring units for a wide range of learners
  • downloadable, ready-to-go tools for planning and teaching

Whether you are a classroom teacher, an instructional leader, or a pre-service teacher, Planning Powerful Instruction will forever change the way you think about how you teach and the unique value you bring to your learners.


 
Introduction
 
Part 1: Transformative Planning and Instruction
 
Chapter 1: What's at Stake? Teaching Toward Expertise with a Sense of Urgency
 
Chapter 2: Making the Shift from Informational to Transformational Teaching
 
Chapter 3: Introducing the EMPOWER Canvas
 
Part 2: Envisioning and Mapping
 
Chapter 4: Envisioning the Destination Through Principled Planning Protocols
 
Chapter 5: Mapping the Path to Mastery Through Task Deconstruction
 
Part 3: Priming and Orienting
 
Chapter 6: Priming Learners Through Collaborative Classroom Culture
 
Chapter 7: Orienting Learners Through Essential Questions
 
Chapter 8: Priming and Orienting Learners Through Frontloading
 
Part 4: Walk-Through, Extending, and Exploring
 
Chapter 9: Walking Learners Through with Visualization Strategies
 
Chapter 10: Walking Learners Through with Think-Aloud Strategies
 
Chapter 11: Walking Learners Through with Questioning
 
Chapter 12: Extending Expertise Through Collaborative Group Structures
 
Chapter 13: Extending Expertise by Promoting Deep Discussion
 
Chapter 14: Reflecting Through Formative Assessments and to Cultivate a Spirit of Transfer
 
Chapter 15: Putting It All Together: Pursuing Real-World Culminating Projects
 
Concluding Thoughts: What's Next? An EMPOWERed Vision of Our Future Teaching and Learning
 
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