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Cross Cat Program Lesson Plan/Reflection Format (rev 8/2013


Name: Alyssa Lesch Cooperating Teacher: Dr. Sparks
Setting/Grade Level: 12th Grade Subjects: Math Life Skills
School: Desert View High School Date and Time: May 3, 2016 12:30pm
Theme/Title: Real Life Budget Analysis Composite of Class: 15 Students all
who have an SLD
1. Learning Goals/Objectives
What student learning goals/objectives do Which indicators of the Arizona content
you have for this lesson? standards does this lesson address?

Students will be able to break down a HS.N-Q.A.2. Define appropriate quantities
budget for living on their own that will for the purpose of descriptive modeling.
include all of the necessities.

2. Methodology
What instructional strategies will you use?
Constructions Library Research
Cooperative Learning Peer Editing
X Discussion/Questioning Practicum
X Problem Solving Field Study
X Reflection/Response X Graphic Organizers
X Independent Learning Role Playing
Laboratory X Viewing/Listening/Answering
Practice/Drill Experiment
Lecture Discovery
X Reporting Journal
Simulation Other:

Why did you choose these strategies/methods?

I chose these strategies/methods because I feel that they will better help the students to
fully understand all the aspects of creating a budget and being able to stick to it month by

How will you group students for instruction?

My students will be grouped into pairs. They will be able to choose their partner for this
assignment. The student they choose to work with will be their “roommate” and the
person they will need to split their monthly budget with.
List below your activities/steps including 1. HOW you activate background knowledge,
2. GAIN student attention (set induction), 3. DEMONSTRATE processes and desired
outcomes (a. modeling, b. guided practice, c. independent practice), and 4. BRING
closure to the lesson. Finally, 5. ARTICULATE how you will evaluate your
lesson/determine if student learning occurred. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE
Activity/Step Time Allocated
(Explain each step)

1. How you activate background The students will have 10 minutes to
knowledge…. discuss in groups of three how much
money they think they would need for a
monthly budget. This includes rent,
utilities, gas or bus fair, groceries, and
anything extra.

2. Gain student attention…. Show a PowerPoint of 5 different
apartments in different cities and ask the
students if they feel these would fit into
their budget. (approx. 7-8 minutes)

3. Demonstrate ..
a. modeling…. Show the students a mock budget and the
breakdown of how I came up with all the
numbers. (approx. 5 minutes)

b. guided practice….. Do a walk-through of creating a budget
with the class as a whole by using a graphic
organizer. (approx. 10 minutes)

c. independent practice….. Have the students break up into pairs and
create their own budget based on the
graphic organizer they will be provided.
(approx.. 20 minutes)

4. Bring closure to lesson… Have the class come back together and
verbally discuss their budgets in a
question/answer format.

5. Articulate how you will evaluate how If the students were able to create a real
learning has occurred….. budget and successfully explain how they
came up with each amount for each item .
3. Materials
What materials will you use? Technology Utilized
Teacher Student Cassettes/CD CD-ROM
White board and Graphic organizer, s
markers, pencils, copies of Overhead X Computer
PowerPoint mock budget as a X Slides Distance
presentation, guide Learning/Webca
graphic organizer st
Tape Internet
TV/VCR/DV Laser Disk
Assistive Smart Board
Digital/Video Other

4. Assessment/Evaluation
Assessment Alternatives
(check=process, x=product)
Application Objective Test
Concept Observation
Mapping 
Parent Contract
Peer Checklist
 Evaluation
Self- Performance
 Evaluation

Inventories Portfolio
Quantitative Rating Scales
 Scored

Journals Problem-

5. Reflection after Lesson Implementation:

Note: Please complete these questions AFTER your debrief with your Supervisor,
and email them with your responses back to your Supervisor within 48 hours of
your observation.

1. To what extent did students learn what you intended? How do you know?

2. Did you do anything differently than what you planned? If so, why?

3. If you were going to teach this lesson again to the same students, what would you do
the same? Differently?

4. How much time did you actually use? Were transitions smooth?
5. Identify a group or individual who did well with the lesson. How do you account for
this? What might you do in the future to ensure their continued success?
6. Identify a group or individual who had difficulty with this lesson. How do you account
for this? What interventions could you use so that they achieve the learning goals?

7. Are there any other comments, reactions, or questions about the lesson? Was there
anything you felt especially good, frustrated, or confused about?