Mathematics Math third grade
Please notice the following four things before reading the instruction
2- The unit is for Math third grade (Fraction unit)
3- These are the references that you can take a citation from (you can also find citation from the articles on the references of the uploaded example)
Alber, R. (2010). How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? Edutopia.
Retrieved May 21, 2013 from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/literacy-instruction-across-curriculum-importance
Alonsabe, O. (2009). [Overview of the] Major Foundations of Curriculum.
Hinde, E. (n.d.). Reflections on Reform: A Former Teacher Looks at School Change and the
Factors That Shape It. Retrieved May 14, 2014 from http://qualitylearning.net/community/brownsville/research/Reflections%20on%20Reform%20-%20A%20Teacher%20Looks%20at%20School%20Change.pdf
Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society: An Educator’s Guide to the “4-C’s”.
National Education Association. http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/A-Guide-to-Four-Cs.pdf.
Resnick, M. (2004). An American Imperative: Public Education. National School Board
Senechal, D. (2010, Spring). The Most Daring Education Reform of All. American Educator.
Sitkins, F. (2013). How Teachers Are Integrating Technology Into The Common Core.
Stafford, D. (2012). Blending technology into the Common Core Standards. National
Association of Secondary School Principals. http://www.nassp.org/tabid/3788/default.aspx?topic=Blending_Technology_into_the_Common_Core_Standards
What is the Smarter Balanced Assessment:
4- Please do not answer the assessments that you will use ( I can answer them by my self)
The purpose of this project is to give you a platform to synthesize and demonstrate knowledge and skills gained in this class by creating an integrated, standards-based unit of study for your selected grade level and subject area. This assignment is designed to push and challenge your curricular design planning and skills in order to provide your students with an enriched learning opportunity.
Details: Following are the minimum requirements for the interdisciplinary unit project. The unit grade is dependent upon:
1) a project that includes all of the components listed below,
2) evidence of quality planning (e.g. alignment between unit components, environmental considerations, lessons built upon the learning needs of students, developmentally appropriate practices), and
3) explanations that support your curriculum and assessment approaches.
Format: This is rather open. Some students have written a paper before while others have created a webpage or e-portfolio. I am interested in seeing what format best serves you and your work. Be creative but make sure the format is well-suited to highlighting your knowledge and skills as you thoroughly address each item below.
Select a broad, general theme/topic. Research the theme in depth and identify:
A. rationale including clear, specific, and well supported explanations on: ( 21 pts, 3 pts each item below –met/developing/not met)
1. why the selected curricular and assessment practices are appropriate for the standard/s, content area, grade level, student population at this particular time in history and considering current policy and reforms (be sure to support statements with readings using APA format)
2. how varying multiple intelligences are addressed in this unit
3. how varying cognitive levels of students are addressed in this unit
4. how the unit emphasizes diversity and includes accommodations for learners when appropriate
5. how the learning opportunities help students gain literacy and technology skills
6. how the learning opportunities help students gain skills needed for various assessments (formative, summative, teacher created, standardized, etc.)
7. how this unit helps students gain knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in and out of school
B. standards to be covered (two subject/content areas: English/Language Arts and one other) (4 pts, 2 each)
C. overview of unit covering 5-10 days of instruction (ie: unit map) (5 pts)
D. goals and measurable objectives aligned to standards (5 pts)
E. daily learning activities which: (5 pts)
1. are aligned to the theme/topic and common core standards (or other appropriate and justified standards)
2. include problem-based learning or performance assessments
F. specific formative and summative assessments with key (where appropriate) that prepare students for Smarter Balanced Assessments (5 pts)
G. appropriate children’s literature support with explanation regarding why these items and how they connect and extend the knowledge and skills in the standard (5 pts)
H. appropriate technology and media resources and use with explanation regarding why these items and how they connect and extend the knowledge and skills in the standard (5 pts)
I. resources/citations from readings: reference at least 5 sources from class (5 pts)
J. conventions/mechanics (5 pts)