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The Instructional Planning Process -  

Many Models, Many Choices

This site was originally designed specifically to support my courses, most of the sample plans that can be viewed through this portal are for secondary teachers or for clinical practice in Communicative Disorders as these majors represented the bulk of my undergraduate student population. Lessons in this section include numerous prototypes of plans formulated using only the following 8 models of teaching: 

Current Index of Lesson Plans






Learning Styles

Multiple Intelligences



Lesson Plans

The lesson plans in this portion of my website are related to a number of instructional concepts presented in my undergraduate course on educational psychology -- ED381. They are also related to parent concepts from my graduate courses in curriculum, newer views of learning and teaching, models of teaching and learning, and creativity.

These plans have been generously donated by students from my sections of ED381 and were originally meant to be used as planning prototypes for my undergraduate and graduate students, or by other interested web browsers. If you use ideas presented in the plans, please give appropriate credit to the original writer. Each plan falls into one of the eight categories listed below.

Combination Model - Plans using more than one aspect of the 7 models of teaching listed below.

Graffiti Model - Graffiti is a cooperative learning structure in which students are asked to give written responses to questions posed by the teacher. The graffiti model is an excellent way to check for understanding, to evaluate instruction, or to do an informal pre-assessment. See Details 

Holistic Learning Model - These plans reflect a melding of the varied modalities and learning domains -- cognitive [thinking], affective [feeling], and psychomotor or physical [digital, haptic, tactile, kinesthetic].

Hunter Model - A highly structured format for plans devised using the classic, repetitive lesson model developed by the late Madeline Hunter.

Jigsaw Model - Originally, the jigsaw concept was developed in the 1960's to facilitate racial integration as students were required to work collaboratively on projects.  As an educational model it falls into the Social Family of methods. There are several variations of this model. Link - to the 'Official" Jigsaw Site. 

Learning Styles Model - The are many developers of "learning styles" theories. The plans offered in this site were devised and written reflecting concepts developed by Kathleen Butler. Butler's work is based on learning style categorizations developed by Anthony Gregorc -- concrete sequential, abstract sequential, concrete random, and abstract random personality and learning styles.

Multiple Intelligences - MI plans utilize, or are based on, those intelligences described in the work of Howard Gardner. Some plans include all 8 identified intelligences, others only a selected view.

Problem Solving Model - These plans reflect general rules for developing skills used in solving problems. In this process the teacher develops a problem; carefully accesses skills needed to solve the problem; and creates conditions and/or parameters that act as guidelines for products or solutions. These same conditions and parameters also serve as evaluation and assessment criteria.

 General Lesson Plan Guidelines:  

There are some general rules used to develop lesson plans that might be helpful to know:

  • Plans must be formulated so that they reflect the specific learning intentions of the teacher in regard to the cognitive, affective, or physical growth of students.
  • Plans should be developmentally appropriate.
  • In an age where standards are becoming increasingly important, teachers should be able to relate individual lessons, learning intentions and/or lesson objectives back to some general district aims and related goals, or to state or national standard. 
  • Plans should be easy to follow and learning objectives should be clearly stated.
  • Plans should be easily understood by readers other than the developer.

To Links

There are numerous links throughout the WWW which will help with curriculum planning.

Links to other websites with lesson plans.  

Picture (13x13, 122 bytes) The Educators Reference Desk - Excellent site for ideas on lessons plans. 

Picture (13x13, 122 bytes) Hot Chalk Lessons Plans Pages - Huge resource for teacher on writing lesson plans -- free, but be prepared for all those ad windows to open when you use this one. 

Picture (13x13, 122 bytes) NY Times Lesson Plans

Picture (13x13, 122 bytes) Proteacher Lesson Plans 

Picture (13x13, 122 bytes) Teacher Vision Lesson Plans 

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