Instructional Planning

The purpose of instructional planning is two-fold: 

  • To effectively organize instructional activities and materials;
  • To ensure that student growth is at the center of instruction.

Effective instructional plans communicate:

  • Instructional Activities
  • Targeted Student Learning Objectives (Standards-based)
  • Instructional Procedures
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Clearly Assigned Staff Roles
  • School-Home Connections
  • Required Materials          

Procedures for instructional plans include:

  • making every week standards-based (doesn't mean every standard domain is covered every week).
  • highlighting 15 vocabulary words each week.
  • thinking about how each activity might be a literacy activity.
  • providing opportunities to extend learning from Morning/Afternoon Meeting and Small Group into Active Learning.
  • reflecting real world experiences in a weekly plan.
  • incorporating a School-Home connection in the weekly plan.
     Instructional Planning Supports      Lesson Plan Forms

       Area of Study and the Classroom
       Area of Study Diagram
       Bridging Real World and the Classroom
       Guided Discovery
       One Clear Teaching Point
       Small Group Configuration by Skill
       (3 Groups)
       Universal Backward Design

       5-Day Read Aloud Lesson Plan (Fiction)
       5-Day Read Aloud Lesson Plan (Non-Fiction)
       Area of Study Planning Form
       Area of Study - Specific Props
       Small Group Lesson Plan
       Weekly Lesson Plan #1
       Weekly Lesson Plan #2