Planning: Lesson Plans, Scope and Sequences, Copy and Paste, & Unit Plans
The "Scope and Sequence" documents are kind of like pacing guides. They keep me on track. Some might have dates/months/weeks indicated, so that I know when or for how much time to spend on the skill or unit.
The "Copy and Paste" documents are used when I create my weekly lesson plans. I just open the document I need, and find the lesson, and then copy and paste it into the lesson plan document. This is a NEW document as of 2010-2011.
The "Lesson Plans" are created on a week-by-week basis.
At our school we turn these in at the end of the year. I just burn a copy
to a disc. We used to have to include standards and benchmarks on the
plans, but are no longer required to do that. I think that with the new
common core, I'll add a new section to this page, and match units/lessons to
standards. Just to be sure that I'm covering what needs to be covered.
That'll be a 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 project. We have to be in full
compliance (teaching to the standards) by 2013...if I remember correctly.
The "Minilesson (Unit) Plans" are more in-depth. They give resources, teacher language, objectives, etc. I have these printed out and stored in 3-ring binders in the classroom. I refer to them when I need a refresher. In addition, I also reference my website a lot when I need to get an anchor chart or activity ready for a lesson. Pictures spur my memory!