ECE 640 Topic 5 Assignment Benchmark – Weekly Unit Plan
A unit plan provides the long-term instructional planning that integrates multiple standards into a larger instructional concept. Developing a unit plan includes outlining content and resources, learning activities and assessments. The plan should also include accommodations to meet individual student needs.
Part 1: Weekly Unit Plan
For this assignment, select a grade level K-3 to create a unit plan using the “Weekly Unit Plan.” If possible, use your lesson plans from previous topics to create a unit plan in which you incorporate your selected theme into science and social studies instruction.
Your unit plan must include:
- Application of in-depth content knowledge and learning resources in the academic disciplines to create meaningful and engaging opportunities for student to learn, practice, and master content .
- Application of appropriate curriculum, aligned to state social studies or science content standards and early learning standards, to plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging learning opportunities .
- Appropriate accommodations, including the use of assistive technology in assessment to meet individual student needs.
Part 2: Rationale
At the bottom of the “Weekly Unit Plan,” template, write a 250-500 word rationale that addresses the following:
- Describe your reasoning behind your chosen instructional strategies.
- Reflect upon and evaluate how you appropriately modified your instruction to meet each child’s learning needs and promote positive outcomes .
- Explain how the assessment data and student feedback from your previous lesson implementations inform the planning of this unit .
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
College of Education (COE) program competencies and national standards assessed in the benchmark assignment:
Apply in-depth content knowledge and learning resources in the academic disciplines to create meaningful and engaging opportunities for students to learn, practice, and master content. [NAEYC 5a, 5b; InTASC 4(b), 4(c), 4(f), 4(j), 4(r), 5(c), 5(h), 5(i), 5(j), 5(l), 5(n), 5(p); GCU Mission Critical 1, 2; ISTE-T 1b]
Apply appropriate curriculum, content standards, and early learning standards to plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging learning opportunities for each child. [NAEYC 5c; InTASC 4(a), 4(f), 4(h), 4(l), 4(n), 5(f), 5(k), 7(a), 7(g)]
Reflect upon and evaluate personal practice and appropriately modify instruction to meet each child’s learning needs and promote positive outcomes. [NAEYC 4d; InTASC 7(f), 7(p), 8(j), 9(c), 9(h), 9(g); GCU Mission Critical 1]
Make appropriate accommodations, including the use of assistive technology, in assessments or testing conditions to meet individual student needs. [NAEYC 3c; InTASC 6(h), 6(p), 6(u); ISTE-T 2c]