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ERIC Number: EJ1116555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Every Lesson Needs a Storyline
Ermeling, Bradley A.; Graff-Ermeling, Genevieve
Educational Leadership, v74 n2 p22-26 Oct 2016
More than a decade ago, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies observed that teachers in the United States focused more on "high-interest activities" (games, dramatic presentations, humor, and so on) than on the development of challenging concepts. Since then, the authors have worked with many teaching teams to shift the emphasis of lesson planning from engaging students through activities to leading them to master content goals. In this article, they argue that every lesson plan needs a storyline--an overall sequence of progression of lesson elements that helps students advance toward specific learning goals. Examples from language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies illustrate how lessons can go from activity-based to coherent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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