From your coursework, you have seen many evidence-based strategies available to
From your coursework, you have seen many evidence-based strategies available to strengthen literacy. These strategies may be used to impact a single class or individual students, but it takes a comprehensive, coordinated effort for those strategies to impact a grade level, a department, or a whole school. That effort begins with recognition of the need for change. During the Module 1 Analysis, you identified one area of need in a school’s literacy program. In Module 2, you summarized five research articles related to the school’s literacy program need. For the Module 3 Application, you will use the perspective of an instructional leader to develop a literacy lesson plan (or action plan) that could be implemented school-wide. In the plan, you will incorporate evidence-based strategies from your independent research (Module 2) and from course presentations and readings. Follow the steps and compose your responses in a single, 8- to 10-page Word document (not including the title and references pages). Use APA format for the title page, references page, and in-text citations. Step 1. Select a title/topic for a plan in which you can incorporate the research/strategies from your Module 2 independent research and from course presentations and readings. Step 2. Identify the literacy need (from Module 1) to be addressed by the lesson or action plan. Step 3. Identify the standards that support the lesson or action plan. (List at least one standard.) Step 4. Identify key learning outcomes (List 1-2 outcomes.) Step 5. From your research and the course presentations/readings, incorporate at least five evidence-based literacy strategies into the plan. For each strategy, identify: Strategy description and steps. Suggested groups for students or audience addressed. How content will be presented. How the students/groups will be assessed. Step 6. Use the outline below to create your lesson plan or action. School-wide Literacy Plan School-wide Literacy Need: (identified in Module 1) Title: Provide a descriptive title to identify the content. Overview: Provide a brief overview of the plan to explain the content (relating to the literacy need) to the reader. Answer in complete sentences. Standards: List at least one appropriate standard to support the plan. Objectives/Learning Outcomes: What should students or audience being addressed be able to do? List 1-2 outcomes. Answer in complete sentences. Materials, Resources, and Technology: What materials, resources, and technology will be needed? Answer in complete sentences. Procedures: Incorporate strategies – including description and steps. From the research and course presentations/readings, incorporate at least five evidence-based literacy strategies into the plan. Answer in complete sentences, ensuring that statements are supported with relevant literature in APA format. Student/Audience Groupings: Determine how to organize the students/audience for the lesson/action plan. What recommendations do you have for student/audience grouping? Summarize a suggested layout and the grouping for your work. Answer in complete sentences. Presentation: How will students or the intended audience present their project and celebrate their success? Answer in complete sentences. Assessment/Evaluation: Describe the assessment methods for the lesson/action plan. How will success be measured? Provide a description of the assessment process, the criteria for achievement, and performance levels. The criteria should directly align to the learning outcomes. Incorporate a plan for providing feedback. Answer in complete sentences. Closure/Reflection: Relate present knowledge to previous knowledge. Reflect on the lesson/action plan. Answer in complete sentences. There is no one right formula to follow for creating plan addressing the need identified within the dynamics of your educational environment. You are actually going to use the problem-solving skills required for a leader to create a viable school-wide action plan or lesson plan addressing need identified in data gathered from program evaluation. The type of plan created should align with authentic need. Likewise, components of School-Wide Literacy Plan should be designed to align with plan (action or lesson) approach taken. Introduction Don't forget to include introduction and conclusion as bookends. The introduction gives brief background info and alerts reader what to expect in body of paper. Of course, intro can also establish importance of argument. Given the different directions and approaches this assignment entails, the introduction helps the reader get ready for whatever route will be taken. For example, even if complete sentences are used, it's not really necessary to write an entire narrative section of paper for each point like it would be normally in scholarly paper. Specifically, the introduction allows the author to tell the reader how information will be presented. In other words, the introduction includes information identifying the where, what, why, and how plan content will be included (narrative, table, figure, label/sentence, bulleted list, combination of elements...) in body of composition. Most likely, a combination of communicative tools will be used to package plan succinctly. I am interested in content, not length. Of course, you are welcome to go the total narrative "8- to 10-page Word document (not including the title and references pages)" route stated if you would like. Conclusion As always, paper ends with formal conclusion following last step (closure/reflection) of plan. Any loose ends will be wrapped up here. You might also pack a punch to reaffirm importance of argument or give preview of what will happen next. "A conclusion is an important part of the paper; it provides closure for the reader while reminding the reader of the contents and importance of the paper. It accomplishes this by stepping back from the specifics in order to view the bigger picture of the document. In other words, it is reminding the reader of the main argument. For most course papers, it is usually one paragraph that simply and succinctly restates the main ideas and arguments, pulling everything together to help clarify the thesis of the paper. A conclusion does not introduce new ideas; instead, it should clarify the intent and importance of the paper. It can also suggest possible future research on the topic" (Walden University, 2019, para. 1). Assignment Essential Elements Title Page (standard) Introduction (standard) [School-wide Literacy Plan] School-wide Literacy Need (identified in Module 1) Title (descriptive title identifying plan content) Overview (brief overview of plan explaining literacy need content) Standards (at least one appropriate standard supporting plan) Objectives/Learning Outcomes (at least 1-2 outcomes aligned with audience plan addresses) Materials, Resources, and Technology (materials, resources, and technology needed for plan) Procedures (Incorporate research strategies to address need – including description and steps. From the research and course presentations/readings, incorporate at least five evidence-based literacy strategies into the plan. Answer in complete sentences, ensuring that statements are supported with relevant literature in APA format.) Student/Audience Groupings (Determine how to organize the students/audience for the lesson/action plan. What recommendations do you have for student/audience grouping? Summarize a suggested layout and the grouping for your work. Answer in complete sentences.) Presentation (How will students or the intended audience present their project and celebrate their success? Answer in complete sentences.) Assessment/Evaluation (Describe the assessment methods for the lesson/action plan. How will success be measured? Provide a description of the assessment process, the criteria for achievement, and performance levels. The criteria should directly align to the outcomes. Incorporate a plan for providing feedback. Answer in complete sentences.) Closure/Reflection (Relate present knowledge to previous knowledge. Reflect on the lesson/action plan. Answer in complete sentences.) Conclusion (standard) Reference Page (standard)

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