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Lesson Development Checklist

Domain 1:Planning and Preparation

Domain 2: The Classroom Environment

Objectives (ABCD Method), congruence with Standards

Lesson Plans (The Workshop Model)-Anticipatory Set, Learning Tasks and
Instructional Strategies, Independent Practice/ Exploration of Concepts,
Essential Questions, questions you plan to ask the class
Know the activities, materials and transitions you will use
Collaborating with other teachers
Backwards planning
Formulating assessments that measure objectives
Cross-curriculum, overlapping or integrating more than one subject into a
Organizing several lessons into a Unit most effectively
Pupil-Teacher planning, pick activities appealing to students (Tyler, 103)

Caring and believing in all students, set a positive atmosphere/classroom

Transitions, calling by table, birth month, color theyre wearing, etc.
Classroom rules, safety, respectful, good listeners, etc.
Considerate students, listen, dont interrupt, be a good friend etc.
Student expectations, follow rules, follow instructions, try hardest, etc.
Monitoring behaviors, behavior management clip chart
Misbehavior consequences, moving seat, inside at recess, parent contact, etc.
Arrangement of furniture, desks, carpet, book bins comfy seating, etc.
Classroom jobs, line leader, lunch count, paper passers etc.
Pride in work, displaying work in hall or on walls
Getting students attention, hand signals clapping, sayings, lights off, etc.
Classroom noise level, using low music during work times to keep quiet
Daily Schedule, when specials are

Domain 3: Instruction

Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

Learning activities, writers notebooks, handwriting, whiteboard use,

worksheets, math games, Daily 5, etc.
Materials, science materials, whiteboards, math cubes, coins etc.
Questioning, simple or complex,
Discussions and dialogue in class
Structure and Pacing of lesson (Workshop Model)
Student participation, rising hands, popsicle sticks
Reading groups by level, work for early finishers
Directions, Visual, if more than one activity have list on board
Student feedback , editing, extra help

Contact with parents

Classroom newsletter
Working relationship with colleagues
Professional Development, workshops
Engaging the school community, family fun nights, fundraising
Keeping records, academic progress, misbehavior
Knowing useful technology, RazKids, IXL, Scratch Jr etc.
Classroom allergy management
Cultural Awareness, knowledge, sensitivity & competence

Learning takes place through the active

behavior of the student (Tyler, 63).

MTA 512-514Powell- Lambright, Fall 2012

By Amanda Best