Lesson Planning Offerings

Skills that best describe Lesson Planning

  • Aligned to T-TESS Planning Dimension 1.1, 1.2, and 1.4

    1. Determines specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), or outcomes in the Pre-kindergarten Guidelines, to be taught including knowledge and skills statement(s) and student expectation(s).

    2. Writes clear, manageable, and measurable learning objective(s) for a lesson or class period that align to the TEKS, or outcomes in the Pre-kindergarten Guidelines, and support College and Career Readiness. 

    3. Determines evidence that will measure student learning using formative assessments, products, performance, rubrics, or other formats.

    4. Plans instructional strategies and activities that align to learning objective(s) and lead to student mastery.  (i.e. activate student learning with a relevant hook, access or build background knowledge, provide modeling of expectation, allow for a gradual release of responsibility and independent practice,  integrate appropriate questioning strategies, anticipate common misunderstandings, build target vocabulary and conceptual understandings, provide differentiation for learners' needs, check for students' understanding, use formative/summative assessment data in planning, and provide lesson closure.)

Targeted Supports

    • Teachers will customize the display of information to ensure engagement for all students (i.e. provide alternatives for auditory and visual information, provide both linguistic and non-linguistic representation, provide scaffolds for accessibility)

    • Teachers will clarify vocabulary and symbols, support decoding, and promote understanding across languages to ensure the engagement for all students.

    • Teachers will activate or supply background knowledge, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships, and guide information processing and visualization to ensure the engagement for all students.

Leadership Considerations

  • Aligned to T-PESS Standard 1: Instructional Leadership: The Principal is responsible for ensuring every student receives high-quality instruction. 

    1. Leaders will communicate a clear vision as to how instruction should be addressed in the school.

    2. Leaders will provide opportunities for teachers to plan collaboratively, develop common assessments, and evaluate student work.

    3. Leaders will provide teachers with clear, ongoing evaluations about the strength and weaknesses of their lesson plans.

    4. Leaders will ensure the school curriculum and accompanying assessments adhere to state and district standards.


Impact Measures

Impact Measures