What Every Teacher Should Know About Instructional Planning

What Every Teacher Should Know About Instructional Planning

© 2004 | 128 pages | Corwin

The essential guide to lesson planning in the standards-based classroom!

Use this clear-sighted guide to keep your focus on what your students need to know and be able to do. Based on state-of-the-art research, this guide will take you from pre-planning through reflection, evidence of learning, and teaching for transfer to real-life situations. Topics include:

  • Pre-planning tools and backward design
  • Using standards
  • Building effective declarative objectives
  • Designing behavioral objectives
  • Helping students organize and store knowledge
  • Evidence of learning: Do they understand? Can they use the information?          
  • Planning meaningful learning experiences
  • Building connections between old and new knowledge
  • Putting lesson planning into practice
  • Specific parts of the lesson
  • Declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge, and reflection
  • Building a model for lesson planning
  • Vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary
  • Bibliography and Index



About the Author
Vocabulary Pre-Test
1. The Principles of Instructional Planning
2. Using Standards as a Guide
3. What do Students Need to Know About Declarative Knowledge?
4. What Should Students be Able to do With the Knowledge?
5. Where is the Evidence of Learning?
6. How do We Plan Meaningful Learning Experiences?
7. Putting Planning into Practice
8. Building a Model for Lesson Planning
Vocabulary Post-Test

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: The Principles of Planning

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