The Lesson Wise process was developed to take you from the selection of a standard to implementation in your classroom. This framework streamlines the development of creating unit and lesson plans that align to grade level standards while considering student variability.
Lesson Wise Steps:
- Identify the standard(s) and skills
- Define learning outcomes
- Identify instructional activities
- Identify strategies and supports to address barriers in the curriculum
Consider the principles of UDL to address barriers to instruction that may prevent a student from engaging in the content/activities. For more information on UDL visit the CAST website, www.cast.org, or click here to view the CAST UDL Guidelines.
Take the Lesson Wise process one step further and develop a standards-based lesson plan. The Lesson Plan will take the learning outcomes and instructional activities defined in Lesson Wise and walk you through the process of creating objectives that meet the needs of all students.
If you are instructing students across grade levels, use this helpful graphic organizer – Crossing Grade Levels.