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Lesson Planning: A Research-Based Model for K-12 Classrooms, 1st edition

  • Melinda K. Schoenfeldt
  • Denise E. Salsbury

Published by Pearson (December 28th 2007) - Copyright © 2009

1st edition

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

ISBN-13: 9780131735941

Includes: Paperback
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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

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