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Standards-Based Lesson Plans


Ohio ABLE teachers are designing standards-based lesson plans and sharing with other teachers across the state. These lesson plans incorporate the instructional cycle of preparing, planning, teaching, and reflecting as outlined in the Student Experience Model (SEM).

In 2011 the Sample Learning Activities were revised to align to the current Ohio ABLE standards and give examples that illustrate learning and assessment processes for math, reading, and writing. Each activity includes directions and materials to assist teachers in using Ohio’s ABLE standards during instruction while emphasizing assessment. The assessment emphasis features the relationship between the activities and standardized assessment, suggestions for informal assessment, and portfolio evidence from student-generated work.

Contextual Lessons cover a variety of transition topics and use materials and activities that students encounter as they prepare for postsecondary options. Many EDRs (economic development regions) created lessons that address Ohio's Basic and Advanced Certificates.

The Required Elements Powerpoint provides information programs can use to create their own lesson plan template. Model Lesson Plan Templates can be downloaded and used to start your classroom lesson plan bank immediately.

You can begin your lesson plan search of the entire Eureka! database by going to Eureka! Advanced Search and using the keywords of reading, writing, math, speaking, or listening. An option for searching only the lesson plans is available at Lesson Plans Advanced Search where you will find lessons listed by title.

Teaching Ideas and Thematic Collections provide instructional resources as teachers prepare lessons using the ABLE Content Standards.

For more information about lesson planning or to submit one of your original plans to Eureka, please contact Judy Franks at jfranks@literacy.kent.edu or 330-672-0753.



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