As an educator, you will be designing learning activities that engage your students and facilitate language development. Creating learning experiences aligned to academic standards and the students’ individual learning goals is vital to student success.
Read the scenario below to inform the assignment:
Seven-year-old Alfonso has two months left in his first grade year. He is active and outgoing, has many friends, and loves to play soccer. Science is his favorite subject. He enjoys learning anything related to space and sloths. He is very curious and particularly likes hands‐on academic activities that use manipulatives.
During literacy class instruction, Alfonso can sound out words well, but struggles with reading comprehension including word meanings and finding connections among words in various grade appropriate texts. Alfonso has a particularly hard time connecting what he reads with what he already knows. He often brings up irrelevant information when trying to make these connections.
Alfonso’s teacher, Ms. Seymour, wants to ensure Alfonso masters the vocabulary and comprehension skills that are expected before the end of the year, so she has written the following curricular/academic goals for him:
Part 1: Lesson Outline
Using the “Reading Comprehension Lesson Outline Template ,” develop a research‐based reading lesson outline to help Alfonso reach his vocabulary and reading comprehension goals. Begin by selecting a grade‐appropriate children’s book on which to base the lesson.
The lesson plan outline should include the following:
Part 2: Rationale and Specialist Planning
Provide a 500‐750 word narrative that includes a rationale for the reading comprehension lesson plan and a plan to work with a reading specialist. In the rationale, explain the following:
Include at least three scholarly sources to support your lesson, rationale, and specialist plan.