Directions: Use this framework for analyzing and renewing
your classroom lesson. Use the many online resources linked
from the Lesson Builder activity on this web site to thoughtfully
consider all aspects of your lesson.
Length: Class Period(s)
Texts for Lesson:
Background Information: What information do students
need to know to successfully participate in the lesson?
Lesson Objectives: What are students expected to do,
think about doing, and know by the end of the lesson? Or, how
are students expected to apply the learning beyond the lesson?
How do these objectives align with language arts standards?
Student Assessment: How will you know students achieved
the lesson objectives? What measures will you utilize to determine
their learning? How will students synthesize the information
or apply it? How will students extend their learning beyond
the lesson objectives and classroom experience?
Expected Products from Activities: What will students
know or produce after the learning experience? How will students
apply their knowledge and learning?
Instructional Strategies: What instructional approaches
do you use to assist students in achieving the objectives of
this lesson? How do you conduct literature discussion in the
classroom? What is your role and what is the role of the students?
Consult the resources section of the online Lesson Builder for
more thought-provoking questions to consider and for valuable
Cooperative Structure of Class: How are you utilizing
whole-class instruction, small groups, pairs, and engaging them
in substantive thinking and discussion?
Lesson Procedures/Activities: List the step-by-step procedures
for the lesson, from start to finish.
Follow-Up Activities or Culminating Activity(ies): These
activities may be the same as the expected products for the
lesson or this might be built into your assessment. How are
students going to apply their knowledge or extend it?
Teacher Reflection: As a reflective practitioner, consider
what worked when you initially implemented the lesson and what
did not. How can you renew this lesson to support an envisionment-building
classroom? How can you use elements of this lesson to foster
a rich literary community?