ECE 430 Week 2 Complete,
ECE 430 Week 2 Assignment,
WEEK 2 – ASSIGNMENT
Common Core or Early Learning Standards Lesson Plan
Throughout Week Two you have had the opportunity to plan instruction for the students in Mrs. Ashland’s class. Now you will have the chance to use what you have learned about planning instruction from the discussion forums and apply it to a new situation.
As discussed in Chapter 3 of our text, most states are using the Common Core State Standards Initiative or Early Learning Standards to guide their teaching. Starting on page 5 of Chapter 3 of the text, the author clearly outlines considerations that need to be made when planning curriculum for infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-grade students. Using these considerations and either the Common Core Standards or the Early Learning Standards for your state, choose one standard. You will need to develop a lesson for teaching this standard to infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and primary- grade children. It is required that you use the Lesson plan template to complete this portion of your assignment. It is suggested that you utilize the Early Childhood and Child Development: Lesson Plan Handbook as a guide for how to more effectively plan this lesson.
Your lesson plan should include:
- A title page.
- An introductory paragraph that describes the physical environment of the classroom where the lesson will be taught.
- All aspects of the lesson, using the lesson plan template provided. In addition to the completion of the template, please address the specific requirements listed below:
- Identify which Common Core Standard or Early Learning Standard you will address and which National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standard is being covered (in the Standards section of the template).
- Within the differentiation section, clearly differentiate how you will modify the lesson for infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-grade.
- A closing paragraph, following the completed template, that discusses which of the considerations mentioned in the text for planning curriculum for infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-grade students you took into account when developing this lesson.
This assignment should be submitted as a two- to three-page document, not including the title and reference page. Make sure to include at least one scholarly source in addition to the course text to support your ideas; use APA formatting.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
ECE 430 Week 2 Journal,
Week 2 – Journal
Reflective Journal: Learner Development, Learning Differences, and Application of Content
An important part of being an educator is reflection. Reflection is a learning process through which you use your experiences and knowledge to guide you in the future. Each week you will have the opportunity to use your journal to reflect on the content you have learned in this course and throughout your degree program. Specifically, you will reflect on the connections you see between each case study and two to three topics from the Program Comprehensive Exam.
This week we will be focusing on learner development, learning differences, and application of content. As you learned from this week’s readings, understanding your students is critical when you are trying to meet their developmental and academic needs. In order to do this, you must differentiate your instruction. To learn more about differentiated instruction, please read the article Differentiating instruction in the preschool classroom: Bridging emergent literacy instruction and developmentally appropriate practice.
Take a few minutes to think about how the case study addresses these topics. The questions below may spark some ideas regarding learner development, learning differences, and application of content. You do not need to address all the questions; instead, write down your thoughts as they unfold.
Reflect on the following in your journal:
- What do you remember about how your own teachers differentiated instruction in order to meet the needs of all the children in your childhood classroom(s)?
- How was this similar or different to what Mrs. Ashland did in the case study to meet the needs of Johnny, Jack, Maya, Caleb, Kayla, and Jane?
- What are some strategies that Mrs. Ashland used to meet the cognitive, social and emotional, language, physical, and moral development of her students?
- Do you plan to use any of the strategies that your teachers or Mrs. Ashland used? Explain your thinking using justification, supporting details, and critical thinking.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.
ECE 430 Week 2 DQ 1&2
This week, you will meet six of Mrs. Ashland’s students and learn about their development. You will need to read Week 2 Case Study: Students before beginning this discussion.
Assume that you are Mrs. Ashland and that Mrs. Ford, the director of your center, has asked you to write her a letter in which you choose an approach to planning curriculum to use in your classroom. In your letter you must evaluate the method you want to use and justify why you believe this is the best way to plan curriculum for Johnny, Maya, Jane, Caleb, Kayla, and Jack. Make sure to include specific information from Week Two Case Study about how using this approach will allow you to differentiate instruction for each of your students.
Guided Response: Review the letters your classmates have posted. Respond to two of them as if you are Mrs. Ford, the center director, who has just received Mrs. Ashland’s letter with her request for planning curriculum instruction. Write a letter back to Mrs. Ashland in which you decide whether if you will allow her to implement this method of planning for curriculum instruction. In your response, justify your decision as to why you would or would not allow them to use this approach.
While Mrs. Ford usually allows you to choose the lesson plan format you would like to use, this week she has asked you to use a specific one. Using the sample lesson plans and templates shared in Chapter 4 as a guideline and the group you are assigned to below you will create a curriculum plan.
|Group Assignment||Lesson Plan Format||Your Task|
|Last Name A-L||Single Subject Curriculum with Nested Skills||Using the sample lesson from the text on The Three Billy Goats Gruff as a guide, create a lesson based on the story The Little Red Hen that focuses on nesting social skills using Template 4.2 from the text. Several versions of this classic story are easily available online if you don’t have access to a book. Make sure to explicitly state in your lesson plan how you will meet the needs of Johnny, Maya, Jane, Caleb, Kayla and Jack.|
|Last Name M-Z||Webbed Curriculum||Using the sample webbed curriculum from the text on time as a guide, create an example of a lesson that could be taught within this unit using Template 4.5 from the text as a guide. Make sure to explicitly state in your lesson plan how you will meet the needs of Johnny, Maya, Jane, Caleb, Kayla and Jack.|
Guided Response: Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of them. One of the classmates you respond to should be in the same group you are and one of them should be from the opposite group. Use the Lesson Plan Rubric to evaluate their lesson plan. Copy and paste the rubric into your response and highlight their level of proficiency for each section. In addition, provide written feedback for each section on the rubric that justifies the score you gave them. For any areas of the rubric that were not marked as proficient, state how the lesson could be modified to meet proficiency. In addition share how you could see their lesson plan fitting into a thematic unit.