Lesson Planning and Objective Writing. MENC SEMINAR Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Mrs. Laura Ferranti. Overview of Seminar. Importance of good lesson planning Components of a lesson plan Define the term “objective” How to write meaningful objectives Questions ?.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Mrs. Laura Ferranti
A teacher’s detailed description of the course of instruction for an individual lesson
The purpose of a lesson plan is to communicate.
The lesson plans you develop are to guide you in organizing your material and yourself for the purpose of helping your students achieve intended learning outcomes.
What are the National Standards?
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments. 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines. 5. Reading and notating music. 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music. 7. Evaluating music and music performances. 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts. 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
You should ask yourself the following questions before completing the materials section of a lesson plan:
Set the stage for your students by tapping into their prior knowledge and giving the objectives a context
Here are some ideas for how to start your lesson:
The procedure section is where you will explicitly describe how you will present the lesson's concepts to your students.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you complete this section of your lesson plan:
Evaluation or assessment strategies are those methods that teachers use to answer the question, "How do you know what the students will have learned as a result of today's lesson?" Teachers typically employ a variety of evaluation strategies, including quizzes, oral or written exams, self-checking materials, and observing the accuracy of student responses to teacher questions, to name a few.
Things to keep in mind:
The closure section provides a fitting conclusion and context for the student learning that has taken place.
In the extension section, you should be thinking about where you will take your students next regarding content.
Remember the definition of “objectives” or “goals…”
The desired learning outcomes that are observable and measurable
The objectives for the lesson plan are drawn from the broader aims of the unit plan but are achieved over a well defined time period.
Ask yourself these questions when formulating objectives for your lesson:
Are the following well-written objectives?
The students will be able to sight-sing a piece of music containing the pitches sol, la, and mi and quarter note and eighth note rhythms successfully.
The students will sing the song “My Popcorn” with correct pitches, rhythms, and words.
The students will be able to work well together in small groups to create and perform movements to dramatize the lyrics of a song.
The students will evaluate swing music.
The students will describe three specific ways in which Native American culture fits into the “melting pot” of American culture.
The students will go on a walking field trip of the school.
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