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ERIC Number: ED262376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 16
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Lesson Plans, Behavioral Objectives and "Whole Language": Can They Work Together?
Osburn, Bess
Using a whole language approach in teaching the language arts presents a realistic structure and setting for reading and writing, allowing students to practice reading skills in such a way that they actually encounter and engage in the skills, rather than focusing on mastering one skill at a time. On the other hand, the recent accountability movement suggests that teachers must be able to assess the child's growth and their own teaching with specific, measurable objectives. To meet those requirements, a lesson plan is needed that provides for teaching reading skills using whole language activities while assessing the child's growth and the teacher's teaching with specific objectives. University reading practicum students responsible for teaching reading-disabled students were instructed to write such lesson plans. In one university reading practicum, students teaching reading-disabled children write a lesson plan for each session with a child. The basic format of the plan includes three parts (goals and objectives, procedures, and evaluation of the lesson), with lessons planned around eight requirements. This approach to lesson planning gives practicum students a guide to planning reading lessons while using whole language materials, and the most important aspect of the procedure is that it does not detract from the process of enjoying good literature. A sample lesson plan is included.) (DF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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