The English language arts content area encompasses a range of
literacy skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and
language. The ability to perform these vital skills influences all
content areas and sets a foundation for a child’s educational and
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze and select various
instructional strategies specifically for reading and language
In this assignment, you will design a lesson plan intended to engage
students in these strategies, while also making learning appropriately
higher-order and meaningful.
Design a lesson plan for the elementary grade of your choice using
the “COE Lesson Plan Template,” found in the Student Success Center. The
lesson plan template should be completed in its entirety and should:
Teach both reading and language development/vocabulary to elementary students:
- Younger elementary students will primarily be taught lessons on
phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, word study, frequently used
vocabulary words, and some text comprehension.
- Older elementary students will primarily be taught lessons on
vocabulary, including English language arts content terminology, and
- Align to state or national standards for English language arts (use the Common Core standards or your state’s standards).
- Use a grade-appropriate fiction or non-fiction text.
- Include grade- and content-appropriate vocabulary.
- Incorporate appropriate formative or summative assessment.
- Utilize appropriate English language arts practices and materials.
- Demonstrate organization and logic.
After designing the lesson plan, in 150-250 words, reflect on how you
engaged complex thinking and meaning making within the scope of the
reading and language/vocabulary lesson. Emphasize how you encouraged
critical thinking and understanding of the text and language/vocabulary.
Submit your lesson plan and reflection as one deliverable.