Deconstructing Standards to Create Meaningful Lessons

Posted by Teresa M. on Nov 25, 2014 6:50:29 AM

With the introduction of common core, there is an increased emphasis on curriculum. This emphasis allows educators the opportunity to reflect on their teaching units and ask themselves: What is the expected outcome of this lesson and why is it important my students learn this content? Deconstructing means you are taking those common core standards or state standards and developing teachable units and lesson plans. Through this process, you will also be adding the essential questions and vocabulary that is necessary for students to have prior background knowledge. This process of deconstructing your standards takes time! Big Universe has helped you by providing resources and lesson plans already aligned to local and national standards.

Helpful Resources and Curriculum Guides. Limiting your search to " Reference and Study Aides" will allow you to see these and other helpful resources.

Research for Writing: Doing Primary Research

by Valerie Bodden (author) © 2013 ISBN: 9781566601481
A narrative guide to conducting primary research, complete with an overview of methodologies, tips for collecting and applying qualitative and quantitative data, and helpful resources.

Reading Nonfiction 1

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011 ISBN: 9781612471587
The reproducible lessons in this series were designed for students who still have trouble understanding what they read. All lessons (16 in each reproducible) feature a two-page reading selection followed by four pages of correlated exercises. The emphasis is on variety for maximum interest and involvement—covers traditional reading comprehension skills, language arts skills (e.g. vocabulary, syllabication, variant word forms, etc.) and critical thinking skills.

Using Technology, Information, and Media-Book T

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011 ISBN: 9781612473338
Thirty-six activities and lessons (Lessons 37-72) teach students information literacy, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information. Includes: Defining Types of Information; Sharing Information; Defining Media; Creating Newsletters; Defining Technology; Blogging. 16 graphic organizers & assessments.

Building Vocabulary Skills and Strategies Level 8

by Elliott Quinley (author) © 2004 ISBN: 9781602911277
Here’s a great vocabulary program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have “forgotten” or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic—from primary level phonics to the specialized terminology of essay tests—is developed “from the ground up.” Includes answer key, 144-pages.
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Lastly, using the writing module includes lesson plans and downloadable resources aligned to your curriculum standards. When deconstructing your standards, don't forget to use the resources available to you from Big Universe.com!

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