Adapt these sound lesson plans for the number of class periods you have. If you use stations, the entire unit can easily be completed in five days. With a corresponding STEM activity, you can extend it to seven days or more.
Ms. Sneed Prepares Sound Lesson Plans
Mr. Frank plopped down in front of the computer. “Let’s see if we can squeeze it into the time we have. Maybe one or two weeks? I’ll type the lesson plans while you talk me through the activities.”
5-Day Sound Lesson Plans
Day #1 – Pretest
“Let’s administer the pretest on the first day. I like to compare their understanding before and after the unit.”
Day #2 – Stations
Day #3 – Reinforcement
“And get rid of any misconceptions,” added her teaching partner.
Day #4 – Review
Day #5 – Posttest
“Although it’s a quick turnaround, I feel that they’ll be ready for the final assessment on the fifth day.”
Mr. Frank stopped typing. “Sure is fast. But I agree that they’ll be ready.”
7-Day Sound Lesson Plans
“Oh yes. Please. We could really use more STEM,” Mr. Frank replied.
“We’ll stick it in before the review and posttest. To do it justice, I think we should spend at least two days on it.”
“Perfect!” exclaimed Mr. Frank. “We’ll just print these lesson plans and start gathering materials. I can’t wait to get started on this.”
Over the course of her career, Ms. Sneed realized that there were 6 steps to enjoy teaching. In order to survive, she had to organize, plan, and simplify. Then, to thrive, Ms. Sneed needed to learn, engage, and finally – dive in! Follow the Fabulous Teaching Adventures of Ms. Sneed and learn how you can enjoy teaching too.