Step 1: Desired Results
What do you want students to KNOW (Essential Knowledge: facts, vocabulary, examples, etc.)?
What do you want students to UNDERSTAND (Essential Questions and Understandings: statements of
truth, cross-curricular connections)? Why should your students learn or care about this topic?
What do you want students to DO (Essential skills) by the end of the lesson?
(Check the SOL Curriculum Framework posted on the Staff_Shared Drive or the Fusion D.I. page.)
Step 2: Assessment of Understanding
PRE-ASSESSMENT - How will you find out the readiness of your students for this topic/task? What
do they already know/understand about this topic? What are the particular student learning strengths
and weaknesses in this class?
ON-GOING ASSESSMENT - How will you determine if students are “getting it” so that you can adjust
the lesson as necessary?
ASSESSMENT - How will you assess student learning? What is/are the final product(s)?
Step 3: Lesson Presentation
Which Differentiation Strategy will you use?:
varied content materials varied assessments
multiple ways to access information cubing
tiered lesson rafting
Work: alone, in pairs, in small-group graphic organizers
tasks in multiple modes (e.g. Choices
Creative/Analytical/Practical) Other: _________________________
What materials will you need for your lesson?
Hook/introduction (how will you get the students to buy in to the concepts of the lesson)?:
What are the steps of the lesson and how much time will you need for each task?:
Step 4: Reflection
What parts of the lesson or unit went well and what would you do differently next time?