Using the lesson plan template (or all the elements included in the template), the following components are required:
- Introductory information: Provide the lesson title, grade level, and subject area for the lesson. Describe the classroom for which you are planning the lesson, such as classroom setting, number of students, and any other pertinent information about the classroom.
- Students with mild/moderate disabilities in the classroom: Describe at least one learner with a mild/moderate disability who will participate in the lesson. Include the type of disability, the student’s individualized needs, and any pertinent information about the student(s).
- Common core state standards and lesson objective: Explain how the specific learning objective for the lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standard that the lesson plan will address.
- Assessment: Describe how you will assess student learning of the lesson objective based on the age/grade/ and needs documented.
- Accommodations or modifications to be provided: Describe the accommodations you will use throughout the lesson to address the individualized needs of each student with a disability.
- Teaching procedures: Describe the teaching procedures, including teacher input and modeling, guided practice, independent practice, and closure. This section MUST include strategies from the text and peer-reviewed articles related to effective strategies for teaching students with disabilities. You must cite your sources to demonstrate your knowledge of effective strategies.
- Checks for understanding: Discuss a minimum of three ways that you will check for understanding throughout the lesson to ensure students are grasping pertinent and central concepts in your lesson.
- Reflection: Reflect on how the assessment will help inform you of your students’ achievement of the learning objective, as well as how it will inform your future instructional actions. Also, include what plan you will take if the students do not meet the assessment objectives.