For the Final Research Paper, you will select among one of three lesson plans where you will differentiate the given lesson plan based on student readiness, student interest, and student learning profile for content, process, and product. You will then evaluate the way you have differentiated the lesson plan to meet the needs of your students through an analysis that gives evidence for your approach. Review the following template for further guidance.
Final Assignment Template
To complete the Lesson Plan Revision and Analysis, follow these steps:
Choose one of the three lesson plans to differentiate:
Elementary School Math Lesson Plan: Bundles of Beans: A Place Value Lesson
Middle School Literature Lesson Plan: Superman: Modern Mythology
High School Science Lesson Plan: Elements of Chemistry: Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
Once you have selected your lesson plan, you will then differentiate your lesson plan based on student readiness, student interest, and student learning profile for content, process, and product. Using Chapters 5 through 7, you will develop three ways to differentiate content, three ways to differentiate process, and three ways to differentiate product for student readiness, student interest, and student learning profile. You must provide evidence from the text or other scholarly sources to support your reasoning for differentiation by explaining how it might support the various students in your classroom.
Once you have developed ways to differentiate your selected lesson plan, you will then describe what an administrator would see if he or she came to observe your classroom. Explain what the students would be doing, the elements of differentiation that they would see, and how the classroom is effectively managed to support differentiation as described in Chapter 8. Be sure to provide evidence to back up your assertions and analysis.
The Final Research Paper
Must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include an APA formatted title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic with critical thought and adhere to the assignment instructions.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use the text and two additional scholarly sources to support your paper.
Must be at least eight pages in length.
Must include a separate references page that has all sources formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.