TSL 552 Topic 5 Benchmark Content Area Lesson Plan and Reflection GCU
For this benchmark, develop a content area lesson plan to be used for an age group of English language learners (ELLs) of your choice. Be sure to specify the grade level for which your lesson is intended. The lesson should focus on a specific content area while also integrating biliteracy-related activities and materials. Content areas may include, but are not limited to, social studies, science, and math.
If it is possible, teach or co-teach the lesson to students in the clinical field experience setting. If it is not possible, present and teach the lesson plan to the classroom teacher and receive feedback on the lesson.
Use the SIOP lesson plan template, located on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center, to complete this assignment.
Select the content area and English language proficiency standards and objectives based on the needs of the specific age group of students that you have chosen.
The content area lesson plan should include the following:
- Knowledge and use of applicable language acquisition theories
- Appropriate scaffolding and modeling of grade-level content knowledge and academic language
- Appropriate content standards and English language proficiency standards
- Appropriate content objectives and language objectives
- Grade-level specific content and curriculum
- Use of activities, multicultural books, and materials that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing
- Use of various instruments and techniques to assess content-area learning for ELLs at varying levels of language and literacy development
Include a 500-750-word reflection outlining (1) the learning experience during the clinical field experience, (2) SEI strategies used during lesson plan implementation, (3) collaboration with the classroom teacher, and (4) reflection on the lesson’s efficacy with ELLs.
If you are unable to teach or co-teach the lesson to ELLs in a K-12 grade setting, reflect on (1) the learning experience during your clinical field experience, (2) feedback received from the mentor teacher on the lesson plan, (3) collaboration with the classroom teacher, and (4) reflection on the lesson’s potential efficacy with ELLs.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
Document the hours and locations that you spend teaching or receiving feedback from a mentor teacher for this assignment on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.