Evaluating Lesson Plans (NO PLAGIARISM)

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The opportunity to critically evaluate and reflect on your experiences enhances professional growth. By comparing the lesson plan you created in Topic 6 to another teacher’s lesson plan, you will be able to see your own areas of strength as well as opportunities for growth as you improve your professional practice.

For this assignment, locate a lesson online  that includes, at minimum, a state or national standard and learning objective for a grade level and content area of your choice.

Using the “COE Lesson Plan Template” for reference, evaluate this lesson plan in 500-750 words based on the following criteria: Thoroughness: Are any of the lesson plan components incomplete or missing? Alignment: Are the standards, learning objectives, learning and teaching activities, and assessments aligned?  If misaligned, how could the teacher revise the lesson to better align all the components? Cross-curricular connections: Are there connections to other subject areas regarding learning and teaching activities? If none, suggest how cross-curricular instruction could be integrated. Formal and informal assessments: What assessments are included? Do they measure student mastery of learning objectives? Differentiation: Is differentiation included in this plan? How will the teacher ensure each child is supported? Reflection: Based on your analysis, what changes would you make in this lesson plan if you were to administer it to the “Class Profile? Justify the instructional choices you made based on curriculum goals and student learning needs.

Include the URL for the lesson plan you evaluated with your submission.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.