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Lesson Planning: A Research-Based Model for K-12 Classrooms

By Melinda K. Schoenfeldt, Denise E. Salsbury

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 28, 2007


Are you looking to construct a lesson plan that will help K-12 students master new content, concepts, and skills? Lesson Planning: A Research-based Model for K-12 Classrooms can help by guiding you in the selection of research-based instructional strategies and types of materials designed to consider all learners’ needs. 

  • Part I establishes the theoretical foundations of the ideas used in the lesson planning process.
  • Part II is a step-by-step guide to developing direct and inquiry-based lesson plans.
  • Meeting the Needs of all learners – woven throughout each chapter, the authors address the diverse needs of students.
  • INTASC Standards Correlation Guide appears on the inside front cover to help readers quickly identify the lessons that meet each standard. 
  • Connections to the INTASC Standards are woven throughout each chapter’s content and activities.
  • Unit Connections explain how the chapter’s content is used in the development of a unit
  • Technology in Education (TiE) – a feature throughout the book provide practical help in the lesson planning process including rubric generating sites, lesson plan templates, ideas for lesson activities, and links to useful classroom materials.
  • Reality Check, a feature in each chapter, provides advice from practicing classroom teachers who represent a range of subjects and grade levels.
  • Your Turn feature at the end of each chapter helps you create your own standards-based lesson plan in both direct and indirect instruction formats.

Table of Contents

Instructional Strategies List






Chapter 1:  Planning is Necessary

    Planning is Professional Decision-Making

    Teacher Accountability:  Past and Present

    Planning as a Road Trip Analogy

    Reasons for Planning

        Lesson Focus

        Remaining Focused During Instruction

        Selecting Appropriate Materials and Strategies

        Incorporates Academic Standards

        Classroom Management

        Reflective Practitioner

    Long Range Planning

    Daily Lesson Plans

    Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit

    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity:  Reflections on Planning



Chapter 2:  Teaching is Informed Decision Making

    Making Decisions:  Experienced and Expert Teachers

    The Importance of a Personal Philosophy of Teaching

    Philosophy:  A K-12 Lesson Planning Model That Works





    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Your Beliefs

        Activity 2:  Your Philosophy





Chapter 3:  Identifying a Topic and Academic Standards

    Identifying Topics

    Identifying Academic Standards

    Standards and Educational Reform

    National Standards

    State Standards

    Identify a Topic and Standards for a Lesson

    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Your State Standards

        Activity 2:  Topic Identification

        Activity 3:  Select and Align a Topic with State Standards

        Activity 4:  Reflection



Chapter 4:  Writing Lesson Goals and Objectives

    Goals and Objectives

        Purpose for Writing Goals and Objectives

        Defining Goals and Objectives

    Approaches to Writing Lesson Objectives

        Behavioral Objectives

        Goals Objectives

        Instructional Objectives

    Standards-based Lessons:

        Using Academic Standards to Write Objectives

    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Distinguishing Between Goals and Objectives and Identifying Taxonomy Levels

        Activity 2:  Writing an Instructional Objective

        Activity 3:  Reflection



Chapter 5:  Designing Formative and Summative Assessments

    The Importance of Assessment

    Reasons for Classroom Assessment

    Assessment and Evaluation

        Types of Assessment

    The Assessment Process:  Pre-assessment, Formative, and Summative Assessment


    Creating a Rubric

    A Process for Measuring Teacher Impact

    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Creating Your Lesson's Pre- and Post-Assessments

        Activity 2:  Create a Rubric

        Activity 3:  Creating a Formative Assessment

        Activity 4a:  Differentiating Your Lesson's Product by Readiness

        Activity 4b:  Differentiating Your Lesson's Product by Interest

        Activity 4c:  Differentiating Your Lesson's Product by Learner

        Activity 5:  Reflection



Chapter 6:  Choosing the Lesson Content and Instructional Strategies

    A Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Room

    Understanding Context:  The Learners

    What is Differentiation?

    Understanding Differentiation:  Important Terms Defined




        Student Readiness

        Student Interest

    Learning Profile

        Intelligence Preference


    Organizational Considerations

    Understanding Content



    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Identify Your Informational Sources

        Activity 2:  Identify Your Instructional Sources

        Activity 3:  Creating a Lesson Plan Annotated Bibliography

        Activity 4:  Collaboration

        Activity 5:  Reflection



Chapter 7:  Selecting Lesson Materials

    The Next Step:  Selecting Materials

        Materials Defined

        What Research Says

            Brain Research


            Technology as an Instructional Tool

        Meeting the Needs of All Learners

        Cultural Diversity

    Practical Considerations in Using Materials

    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Select Literature/Print Sources

        Activity 2:  Select an Activity and Its Corresponding Materials

        Activity 3:  Selecting Visual Aids

        Activity 4:  Create a Materials List

        Activity 5:  Collaboration

        Activity 6:  Reflection



Chapter 8:  Creating a Lesson Plan

    Putting the Pieces Together


    What is Direct Instruction?

    Writing a Direct Instruction Lesson:  Elements Defined

        Lesson Beginning

        Lesson Middle

        Lesson End

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Evaluation of a Direct Instruction Lesson Plan

        Activity 2:  Write a Basic 3-Part Direct Instructional Lesson Plan

        Activity 3:  Reflection


    What is Indirect Instruction?

    Planning and Implementing Indirect, Inquiry Learning

    Writing Essential Questions

    Assessment of Learning

    In Summary

    Your Turn:

        Activity 1:  Collaboration

        Activity 2:  Creating an Inquiry Lesson Plan

        Activity 3:  Peer Review

        Activity 4:  Reflection





INTASC Principles List

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