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CURRICULUM AND STRATEGIES FOR THE GIFTED

Circle of Knowledge
Graduated Difficulty Compare/Contrast Mystery Creative Problem Solving Decision Making Metaphorical Expression Unit

Name:__LINDSEY FREDETTE_
Objective: Candidates will apply principles of differentiation by developing a sample lesson in an educational setting.
Criteria Novice Developing Proficient Exemplary Total
Content
Essential
Question


Clarity of
Objectives





Nature of
Objectives
There is no essential question.




No objectives are stated.


OR



The majority of objectives are
concerned with details, basic
skills, and factual knowledge.

The objectives require students
to summarize and/or apply
knowledge.





1-5 points
The essential question is a
simple yes/no question.



Objectives are discernible, but
vague or confusing;
assumptions need to be made
by the reader.



Objectives for learning
incorporate major concepts and
cognitive skills within a field of
study.

Only a few of the objectives
require students to analyze,
synthesize, and/or evaluate.





6-10 points
The essential question is
answered for the students
within the lesson.


Objectives are reasonably clear
and the reader is fairly
confident s/he understands
what students need to know,
understand, and be able to do.


Objectives for learning
incorporate concepts,
principles, cognitive skills, and
methodologies within a field of
study.

The objectives require students
to analyze, synthesize, and/or
evaluate.

The standards are clearly
aligned to the GPS and TAG
Program Standards.
11-15 points
The essential question is
debatable, has no obvious right
or wrong answer, but gets to
the heart of the discipline.

Objectives are clearly stated,
specific, unambiguous, and
detail state what the students
will know, understand, and be
able to do as a result of the
lesson.

Objectives for learning
incorporate concepts,
principles, cognitive skills, and
methodologies that can be
transferred across disciplines.

The objectives require students
to analyze, synthesize, and/or
evaluate.

The standards are clearly
aligned to the GPS and TAG
Program Standards.
16-20 points
20
Assessment The assessment task meets at
least one of the criteria listed to
the right.







1-3 points
The assessment task meets at
least two of the criteria listed to
the right.







4-7 points
The assessment task meets at
least three of the criteria listed
to the right.







8-11 points
The assessment is aligned to
the objectives.

The lesson includes either an
informal or formal assessment
of student learning.

Any assessment tool or
questions is included.

12-15 points
15
Introductory
Activities















Teaching
Strategies/
Learning
Activities


















The strategy employed lacks
two or more essential steps as
presented in class.
OR
Procedures for the strategy
are unclear and the lesson
could not be implemented by
a substitute.
1-4 points
















The strategy employed lacks an
introduction and at least one
essential step as presented in
class.

Procedures for the strategy are
well-scripted.


5-10 points

















The strategy employed lacks an
introduction or one essential
step as presented in class.

Procedures for the strategy are
well-scripted.


11-20 points
The introduction for the lesson
contains one of the following
features:
Clearly stated learning
expectations
Related focusing and guiding
questions
A related pre-assessment
A motivating introductory
activity
A rationale for studying the
unit
Opportunity for students to
link content to prior knowledge
and interests
An advance organizer

The strategy employed includes
all essential steps as presented
in class.

Procedures for the strategy are
well-scripted.


21-30 points
30
Resources

There is no list of materials.
OR
Copies of handouts are not
provided.








1-3 points
The list of materials for the
lesson is incomplete.

One or more handouts are not
included.







4-7 points
A complete list of materials for
the lesson is provided.

Copies of any handouts are
included.







8-11 points
A complete list of materials for
the lesson is provided.

Resources are formally cited so
that they are easy to find.

Varied resources and realia,
including primary source
material.

Copies of any handouts are
included.
12-15 points
15


Learner
Modifications

(Ascending
Level of
Intellectual
Demand)

Not
applicable for
all lessons.
No modifications are made for
learner differences.



















1-5 points
Modifications are in one or
more areas (i.e., content,
process, product) based upon
one or more student factors
(i.e., readiness, interest,
learner profile).

The modifications are not
labeled within the lesson.












6-10 points
Modifications are in one or
more areas (i.e., content,
process, product) based upon
one or more student factors
(i.e., readiness, interest,
learner profile).

The modifications are clearly
labeled within the lesson.












11-15 points
Modifications are in one or
more areas (i.e., content,
process, product) based upon
one or more student factors
(i.e., readiness, interest,
learner profile).

The modifications are clearly
labeled within the lesson.

Activities and assignments that
accommodate the learning
needs of high-achieving
students are explicitly
described. The lesson allows
for one or more of the following
adjustments: pacing, depth,
breadth, level of abstraction,
level of complexity, degree of
generalizability, differences in
interests or learning styles.
16-20 points
20
Comments: Overall good decision making lesson! Were you going to use a Decision making
inventory? I didnt see your rationale for the unit and what the students are expected to
understand.




100
/10
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CURRICULUM AND STRATEGIES FOR THE GIFTED
Differentiated Lesson Checklist

Does your written lesson plan include Yes No
An essential question
Know and do objectives with essential understandings
Alignment with the TAG learning objectives and GPS/QCC
Copy of formal or informal assessment tool of student understanding from the
lesson

An introductory activity (e.g., hook or pre-assessment)
All essential steps as presented in class
A list of resources used for the lesson
Copies of all handouts used in the lesson
Learner modifications (if applicable)