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Weekly Interactive Lesson Plan Template Aligned to the Grade 3 Common Core State Standards!
PLEASE SEE THE NOTES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DESCRIPTION BEFORE PURCHASING
Grade 3 Teachers: Are you required to align your lesson plans with the Grade 3 Common Core State Standards? Do you want a lesson plan template that will save you time in planning your lessons? If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then these lesson plan templates ARE FOR YOU!
This set of General Education Grade 3 lesson plan templates are unique in that they are: (1) aligned with the Common Core State Standards in the areas of English Language Arts – Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Language- and Mathematics; and (2) fully interactive with drop down menus, and plain text content control typing fields for easily selecting/inserting relevant information related to planning lessons for your Grade 3 students. These lesson plan templates were designed to SAVE YOU TIME in preparing weekly lesson plans!
The templates come in two formats: Microsoft Word Document format and Adobe PDF format. The PDF format is for those using MACs or for those who prefer to work in PDF format. PLEASE SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM OF THIS DESCRIPTION.
There are two versions of the templates: (1) an explicit version which contains procedures specific to a direct instructional model (Introduction, I Do It, We Do It, You Do It, Closure); and (2) a generic version which contains a procedures section that does not follow any specific instructional model. Each subject area template contains the following sections: Identifying Information, Common Core Standards Focus, Learning Targets/I Can Statements, Essential Questions, Materials/Instructional Resources, Integration of Technology, Scaffolding Extensions - IEP/504 Accommodations/Modifications/Supplemental Aides and Services (both General and subject specific) Procedures, Evaluation, and Notes/Reflections. Each section is explained more fully below.
1. Identifying Information – with plain text content control typing fields for inserting the teacher’s name, the unit/theme being studied, and the dates (week) the lesson will be implemented;
2. Common Core State Standards – with drop down menus for selecting the standards focus for the lesson with a section for each domain in each subject area (see note at bottom)- No more copying and pasting the standards into your lesson plan document! ;
3. A section for Learning Targets/I Can Statements, Essential Questions, and Materials/Instructional Resources with plain text content control typing fields;
4. A section for Integration of Technology with drop down menu for selecting the specific strategy for integrating technology into the lesson;
5. A section for Scaffolding Extensions - General and Subject Specific Accommodations/Modifications/Supplemental Aides and Services – with drop down menus for selecting up to three general and three subject-specific accommodations, modifications, and supplemental aides and services to document that you are implementing differentiation strategies and addressing the needs of your special needs learners;
6. A Procedures section with space to include explicit instructional strategies for five days (Explanation/Modeling – I Do It; Guided Practice - We Do It; Independent Practice – You Do It and a Closure section – all with plain text content control typing fields) - set also includes a set of templates with generic instructional format for those who may not utilize the Explicit Instructional format;
7. An Evaluation section with space to specify the Formative Assessments you will use for each of the five days. The specific formative assessment to be used can be selected from a drop down menu – just click on the selected assessment and it is inserted into the document! A document explaining each of the Formative Assessments is also included. The Evaluation section also contains space for you to select from a drop down menu the Summative Assessment you will use as well as an optional Scoring Rubric section for you to type in the criteria for four levels of performance; and
8. A Notes/Reflections section with a plain text content control field for quickly inserting important reminders before the lesson and/or reflections regarding the outcome of the lesson or notes for follow-up after the lesson has been conducted. This lesson plan set contains templates for Grade 3, two each in Word document format for the subject areas of English Language Arts- Reading, English Language Arts – Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language, and Mathematics (both explicit and generic procedures formats) and two of each of these documents in PDF format (both explicit and generic formats).
This is THE LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE for Grade 3 Teachers! These lesson plan templates contain everything you need to complete thorough lesson plans, aligned to the common core and using research-based instructional and assessment strategies.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Word document templates were created using Microsoft Word 2010. The interactive features in the Word documents are only accessible on a PC computer with Microsoft Word 2007 or later installed. The interactive features in the Word document will not work on a PC computer with Windows 2003 version or earlier nor on a Mac. However, the interactive features in the PDF documents are accessible on a Mac. You will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed (You can download free of charge on the Adobe website) to access the PDF documents.
**PLEASE NOTE: There is a character limitation in the drop down menus on both the Word and PDF documents. For the Word documents, no more than 256 characters can be entered into the drop down list and displayed or printed in the document. Therefore, for those standards containing more than 256 characters, the majority of the standard will be displayed, but all characters beyond the 256 limit in the drop down menu will be cut off when inserted into the document. For the PDF document, the drop down menus will only allow one line of print. I have used an 8 or 9 point font in most of the drop down menus in the PDF documents to allow for more of the standard or item to be displayed and entered into the document when selected from the dropdown menu. Therefore, while most of the standard or item will be displayed in the document, some of the more lengthy standards and items will be cut off once the one-line limit is reached (particularly those with lengthy examples included in the standard).
If you have any questions regarding these Grade 3 CCSS Aligned Lesson Plan Templates, feel free to contact me and...HAPPY (SPEEDY) PLANNING!
Do you work in a state that has not adopted the Common Core State Standards? I develop customized lesson plans for buyers – contact me for more information.