Lesson Plan Template - Office of Higher Education

Office of Higher Education
October 2013
ARC Science Lesson Plan Template
Outcome: Candidate will present an effective lesson plan and lesson in alignment with CCT, CCSCF and NSTA Standards.
Name of candidate:
Lesson Title
Assignment date:
Evaluated by:
NSTA = 2012 National Science Teachers Association Pre-Service Science Standards
CCT = 2010 Connecticut Common Core of Teaching: Foundational Skills
CTCSCF = 2004 Connecticut Core Science Curriculum Framework
Performance Standard Focus [Cite the performance standard(s) from the state’s curriculum framework for your subject on which the lesson is focused.]
Connecticut Core Science Curriculum Framework--An Invitation for Students and Teachers to Explore Science and Its Role in Society (2004):
Expected Performances — CIRCLE and make specific references to applicable category(ies): [1] C1, C2,,C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, C11, C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, C17, C18,
C19, C20, C21, C22, C23, C24, C25, C26, C27, C28, C29, and C 30, [2] C INQ.1, C INQ.2, C INQ.3, C INQ.4, C INQ.5, C INQ.6, C INQ.7, C INQ.8, C INQ.9,
C INQ.10, [3] D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16, D17, D18, D19, D20, D21, D22, D23, D24, D25, D26, D27, D28, D29, D30, D31, D32, D33,
D34, D35, D36, D37, D38, D39, D40, D41, D42, D43, D44, and D45 and [4] D INQ.1, D INQ.2, D INQ.3, D INQ.4, D INQ.5, D INQ.6, D INQ.7, D INQ.8,
D INQ.9, and D INQ.10 and/or [5] NSTA 1c
Content Knowledge and Skills [Cite the national and/or common core state content standards that your lesson objectives are aligned with. Also, identify any essential
content skills your students will learn as a result of this lesson.]
Connecticut Core Science Curriculum Framework (CTCSCF)--An Invitation for Students and Teachers to Explore Science and Its Role in Society (2004):
Content Standards -- CIRCLE and make specific references to applicable category(ies): 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8,
9.9, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and/or 10.6 and NSTA 1c
Lesson Objective(s) [What will students know, understand, or be able to do as a result of the lesson? Remember, objectives must be measurable.] CCT 3.2
Initiation [How will you help students connect with the previous lesson and/or their prior knowledge? How will you gain their interest in the lesson?] CCT 3.1
Teaching Strategies [Are the teaching strategies congruent with the objectives and the developmental level of the students as well as varied enough to
engage the students in the learning process?] CCT 4.1
Procedures [List the activities that the students will participate in to facilitate their learning.] CCT 3.1
Closure [How will you cause students to reflect on what they have learned?] CCT 3.1
Assessment of Student Learning [How will you determine whether the objectives were met?] CCT 5.2
Strategies for Differentiation [How will you adapt this lesson to meet the special learning needs of your students?] CCT 3.7
Follow up/Homework [How will the lesson be reinforced?] CCT 5.5
Resources [What materials and/or equipment is needed to promote lesson success?] CCT 3.5
Note, the spacing on the template is not meant to represent an expectation of the length of response. Spacing should be adjusted depending on the amount of information required.