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CHARACTERISTICS OF READING INSTRUCTION

LESSON PLAN EVALUATION


The six characteristics of reading instruction are:
1. Assessment
2. Explicit/direct instruction
3. Opportunity to learn
4. Student attention to learning tasks
5. Teacher expectations
6. Classroom management
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INSTRUCTIONS
Search for a lesson plan from LearnNC http://www.learnnc.org/?standards for a grade level
you wish to teach, are currently teaching, have taught, or have an interest in learning more
about. The lesson must come from one of the three areas of Reading Literature,
Informational Text, or Foundational Skills.
Read the lesson plan and imagine that you are going to teach the lesson based off of what
was presented. You cannot edit the lesson.
Review the criteria mentioned in the weekly podcast overview and from your book for each
of the six characteristics of reading.
Evaluate the lesson for each of the (6) characteristics of reading providing a score (x) of
using the rating scale provided based off of what you see or do not see explicitly stated in the
lesson plan.
In each area, that you provide your evaluation of their lesson (mark with an x), indicating
whether or not they are Developing, Proficient, Accomplished, Distinguished, Not
Demonstrated (explanations are provided below) you will make notes and include the
evidence as to why you provided them with the score ranking.
At the completion of this evaluation you will respond to the following questions.
I.
What was the easiest part of this assignment?
II.
What was the most difficult part of the assignment?
III.
What can you relate to for your own planning of instruction and lesson planning?
IV. Which characteristic did you feel the most comfortable with assessing? Why?
V. Which characteristic did you feel the least comfortable with assessing? Why?

Rating Scale Description


Developing: Teacher demonstrated adequate growth toward achieving standard(s) during
the period of performance, but did not demonstrate competence on standard(s) of
performance.
Proficient: Teacher demonstrated basic competence on standard(s) of performance.
Accomplished: Teacher exceeded basic competence on standard(s) of performance most
of the time.
Distinguished: Teacher consistently and significantly exceeded basic competence on
standard(s) of performance.
Not Demonstrated: Teacher did not demonstrate competence on or adequate growth
toward achieving standard(s) of performance.

Created for EDU 3410.OL1 by D. Barringer


Evaluations Standards are from NC Teaching Evaluation Process http://bit.ly/NCTeacherEval

CHARACTERISTICS OF READING INSTRUCTION


EVALUATION RUBRIC
Name:
Lesson Plan Title:
Lesson Plan URL:
Characteristic

Developing

Proficient

Accomplished

Distinguished

Not
Demonstrate
d

Developing

Proficient

Accomplished

Distinguished

Not
Demonstrated

Developing

Proficient

Accomplished

Distinguished

Not
Demonstrate
d

Developing

Proficient

Accomplished

Distinguished

Not
Demonstrated

Developing

Proficient

Accomplished

Distinguished

Not
Demonstrated

Developing

Proficient

Accomplished

Distinguished

Assessment
Notes/Evidence:

Characteristic
Explicit/Direct
Instruction
Notes/Evidence:

Characteristic
Opportunity
to Learn
Notes/Evidence:

Characteristic
Student
attention to
learning tasks
Notes/Evidence:

Characteristic
Teacher
expectations
Notes/Evidence:
Characteristic

Not
Demonstrate

Created for EDU 3410.OL1 by D. Barringer


Evaluations Standards are from NC Teaching Evaluation Process http://bit.ly/NCTeacherEval

d
Classroom
Management
Notes/Evidence:

Created for EDU 3410.OL1 by D. Barringer


Evaluations Standards are from NC Teaching Evaluation Process http://bit.ly/NCTeacherEval

Short Response Reflection


Answer the questions below inside of the box for each question.
1. What was the easiest part of this assignment?
2. What was the most difficult part of the assignment?
3. What can you relate to for your own planning of instruction and lesson planning?
4. Which characteristic did you feel the most comfortable with assessing? Why?
5. Which characteristic did you feel the least comfortable with assessing? Why?

Created for EDU 3410.OL1 by D. Barringer


Evaluations Standards are from NC Teaching Evaluation Process http://bit.ly/NCTeacherEval