For each standard chosen: Identify an aligned instructional strategy. Describe how you would differentiate the strategy to accommodate student needs.
Using the “Literacy Toolkit 2: Reading and Writing” template, choose a grade level 1-8 and identify three standards related to reading and writing.
For each standard chosen: Identify an aligned instructional strategy.
Describe how you would differentiate the strategy to accommodate student needs.
Research and identify materials, including digital tools and resources, needed to customize and personalize learning activities to meet the various learning styles of students during implementation of the strategy.
Part 2: Reading and Writing Reflection
Using the “Literacy Toolkit 2: Reading and Writing” template, summarize and reflect, in 250-500 words, on the strategies and aligned differentiation you would use to inform your instruction of reading and writing standards-based concepts.
How can you make effective use of existing and emerging tools and resources to support the learning of all students?
Include how your instructional strategies apply to the writing process including the processes and steps when developing a composition. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Instructional alignment is key to ensuring that students have a successful and meaningful learning experience. In order for teachers to design instruction that meets the needs of all students, they must first identify an aligned instructional strategy. What is instructional alignment, you ask? Keep reading to find out!
Instructional alignment is the process of matching the instructional materials and activities to the learning objectives. In other words, it is making sure that what students are supposed to learn (the objective) is supported by what they are actually doing in class (the materials and activities).
When teachers know how to align their instruction, they can be more confident that their students are receiving the best possible education.
There are three main components to an aligned instructional strategy: content, pedagogy, and assessment. Let’s take a closer look at each one:
Content: The content refers to the information that students need to learn in order to meet the objective. This can include facts, concepts, ideas, or skills. It is important for teachers to select content that is appropriate for their students’ level of development.
Pedagogy: The pedagogy is the method or approach that teachers use to present the content. There are many different ways to teach, and it is important for teachers to choose a pedagogy that will allow their students to learn the content in the most effective way possible.
Assessment: Assessment is how teachers determine whether or not students have met the learning objective. This can include tests, quizzes, projects, or other assignments. It is important for teachers to choose an assessment method that accurately measures whether or not students have learned the content.
Now that you know a little bit more about instructional alignment, you can begin to identify an aligned instructional strategy for your own classroom. When you are selecting content, pedagogy, and assessment methods, keep the following questions in mind:
– Does the content support the learning objective?
– Does the pedagogy allow students to learn the content effectively?
– Does the assessment accurately measure whether or not students have learned the content?
If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then you have found an aligned instructional strategy! Implementing an aligned instructional strategy will help ensure that your students have a successful and meaningful learning experience.