What elements should a teacher consider when developing a lesson plan based on specific grade level content expectations (GLCE)?
Look carefully at the state standards first. Then, make sure you understand what the standard means. It sounds simple, but the standards are not always clear. Then make sure your objective addresses one component of the standard. Unless the standard is very specific, you won't address it all.
When developing a lesson plan, the very first thing the teacher must determine is which state content standards are going to be addressed. This component will ensure that the lesson plan targets specific expectations for the designated content area. After identifying the standards, the teacher should then develop specific objectives that target student learning in accordance with these standards. Thirdly, the teacher should consider the diverse learning styles of his or her students and determine how instruction will be differentiated to accomodate these needs. As with any lesson plan, the teacher must also consider how time will be organized and how learning will be assessed and measured.