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How do I come up with an effective lesson plan for 2nd grade?

Mar 26, 2014 7:14am

I'm a first year elementary teacher and lesson planning isn't my biggest strength, please help!

  • English Language Arts
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    • Mar 28, 2014 9:53am


      You may want to examine some lesson exemplars first so you get a sense for how lesson plans are designed. Now, with the adoption of the Common Core, there are so many wonderful lessons created by rock-star teachers that anyone can access and implement in their classrooms. Once you get an idea about how lessons are structured and the approximate pacing, you can begin to plan your own.

      Here are a few sites to download great lessons: Register as a new user and you can view videos of master teachers teaching the Core, download editable lesson plans that are Common Core aligned, and view lists of reputable web sites that will help you align your practice to the Core. There are close to 300,000 lessons on this site, and many are exemplar lessons for the Common Core.