Teachers of language arts must acquire myriad skills and strategies in various areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking. They must also meet high-stakes test requirements, satisfy the needs and rights of diverse learners, and help English language learners (ELL) to understand and thrive in the classroom. This assessment will allow future teachers the opportunity to construct a writing lesson plan designed to meet the needs of the English language learner.
Note: You are only required to provide one lesson plan for this task. Each prompt in this task refers to the same lesson plan.
A. Create an original lesson plan to teach students how to use the process approach to writing in order to write an expository paragraph that includes the following components:
• identification of general information (e.g., topic, grade, student grouping, seating arrangement)
• identification of standards and measurable objectives (condition, behavior, and criterion)
• identification of materials/resources for students and teacher
• description of prerequisite skills or connections to previous learning (i.e., What previously learned skills are necessary for students to be able to participate in and benefit from the planned lesson?)
• explanation of presentation procedures for new information, guided practice, independent practice, and culmination
• explanation of differentiated instruction accommodations
• explanation of assessment
1. Include appropriate step-by-step writing instructions to help English language learner students learn the process approach to writing in your lesson plan.
2. Include one of the following teaching strategies in the instructional sequence of the lesson plan from part A:
• overall organization
• basic sentence structure
• key vocabulary
• academic language
B. Include a writing guide in your lesson plan that the ELL students are to follow in their own writing.
C. Explain (suggested length of 2–4 paragraphs) how the designed lesson plan teaches English language learners to write expository text.
1. Include two sources to support your explanation from part C.
D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.