Various forms of instructional strategies can be implemented in the classroom to inform instruction and create student engagement in the classroom. Instructional strategies can include direct instruction from the teacher, guided and whole group practice to make sure students understand content, and independent practice of content. These instructional strategies can be utilized across content areas.
Part 1: Instructional Strategies Chart
Select a K-8 grade level, an English language arts reading standard, and a math standard. Complete the “Instructional Strategies Chart,” providing an overview of three instructional strategies for creating learning activities in reading and math.
Write a learning objective for each standard and plan activities for each instructional strategy. Ensure the activities are aligned to the chosen ELA reading standard, math standard, and learning objectives.
Instructional strategies must include:
- Anticipatory Set: How you will set the stage for the learning activity and create student engagement.
- Teacher-Centered Approach: Direct Instruction (Modeling).
- Student-Centered Approach: Inquiry-Based Learning (Guided/Whole group practice).
- Student-Centered Approach: Cooperative Learning (Independent/Individual learning).
Part 2: Reflection
Write a 250-500 word reflection on the instructional strategies in the chart. Include responses to the following:
1. How do these strategies lend themselves to creating student engagement and promote learning in the classroom? 2. How the instructional strategies are appropriate for achieving established learning goals? 3. How you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Support your findings with a minimum of two scholarly resources.
Submit the “Instructional Strategies Chart” and reflection as one deliverable.