Assessment: Student Prompts/Teacher Directions
Individual: Lesson Planning with SIOP: A Theoretical Base (Benchmark Assessment)
1. SIOP Lesson Plan
a)Create a lesson plan using the template “SIOP Lesson Plan,” for a content area and/or grade level that includes:
i) Identified content and language objectives.
ii) Relevant resources and materials.
iii) 3-5 varied best-practice learning experiences.
iV) APA format is not required, but solid writing skill in APA style is expected.

2) Rationale Essay

a) Write a 1,250–1,500 word rationale for the lesson, comparing and contrasting two major language acquisition theories used to inform the lesson and noting any influence the observations of your mentor teachers may have had on your lesson. You may add a Venn-diagram that summarizes your main points. Speculate as to the success of your lesson plan based on these theories.

b) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

3) Submit your assignment with a title page.

Scoring Tool/Guide (Rubric)

Lesson Planning With SIOP: A Theoretical Base

Standards (25%) Key applicable standards are thoroughly referenced. Lesson is guided by and aligned to standards.

Content and Language Objectives (25%) All objectives are aligned to standards. Extensive, well-planned focus on teaching and reviewing content vocabulary before, during, and after the lesson.

Learning Experiences (25%) Students of many learning styles and strengths can benefit from actives. Lesson clearly offers appropriate, creative, and well-integrated challenges for students of all levels, including gifted students, English language learners, and students with special needs.

Materials and Resources (20%) Methodical notes about assembling materials, contacting outside guests, or locating additional resources are also included.

Mechanics of Writing (1%) Writer is clearly in control of standard, written American English.

Language Use and Audience Awareness (1%) The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in unique and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.

Essay Structure, Paragraph Development, and Transitions (2%) There is a sophisticated construction of the essay. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The writer has been careful to use paragraph and transition construction to guide the reader.

APA Format and Style Requirements (1%) A broad understanding of APA format and style is evident in use of level headings and lists, for example.