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Planning Powerful Instruction, Grades 2-5
7 Must-Make Moves to Transform How We Teach--and How Students Learn



April 2020 | 320 pages | Corwin

Are you ready to plan your best lessons ever?

With so many demands and so much content available for teachers, we need to put a higher value on an often-overlooked skill: planning learning experiences that will both engage and inspire our students, by design, over time.

Planning Powerful Instruction is your go-to guide for transforming student outcomes through stellar instructional planning. Its seven-step framework—the EMPOWER model—gives you techniques proven to help students develop true insight and understanding. You’ll have at your fingertips:

  • the real reasons why students engage—and what you must do to ensure they do
  • a framework to help you create, plan, and teach the most effective units and lessons in any subject area
  • more than 50 actionable strategies to incorporate right away
  • suggestions for tailoring units for a wide range of learners
  • downloadable, ready-to-go tools for planning and teaching

Whether you are a classroom teacher, an instructional leader, or a pre-service teacher, Planning Powerful Instruction will forever change the way you think about how you teach and the unique value you bring to your learners.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
PART 1: TRANSFORMATIVE PLANNING AND INSTRUCTION
 
Chapter 1. What’s at Stake? Teaching Toward Expertise With a Sense of Urgency
 
Chapter 2. Making the Shift From Informational to Transformational Teaching
 
Chapter 3. Introducing the EMPOWER Canvas
 
PART 2: ENVISIONING AND MAPPING
 
Chapter 4. Envisioning the Destination Through Principled Planning Protocols
 
Chapter 5. Mapping the Path to Mastery Through Task Deconstruction
 
PART 3: PRIMING AND ORIENTING
 
Chapter 6. Priming Learners Through a Caring Community and Collaborative Classroom Culture: A Prerequisite for Inquiry as Cognitive Apprenticeship (ICA)
 
Chapter 7. Priming and Orienting Learners Through Essential Questions
 
Chapter 8. Priming and Orienting Learners Through Frontloading
 
PART 4: WALKING THROUGH, EXTENDING, AND EXPLORING
 
Chapter 9. Walking Learners Through With Visualization Strategies
 
Chapter 10. Walking Learners Through With Think-Aloud Strategies
 
Chapter 11. Walking Learners Through With Questioning
 
Chapter 12. Extending Expertise With Collaborative Group Structures
 
Chapter 13. Extending Expertise by Promoting Deep Discussion
 
PART 5: REFLECTING
 
Chapter 14. Reflecting Through Formative Assessments and to Cultivate a Spirit of Transfer
 
Chapter 15. Putting It All Together: Pursuing Real-World Culminating Projects and Performance-Based Summative Assessments
 
Concluding Thoughts: What’s Next? An EMPOWERed Vision of Our Future Teaching and Learning
 
References
 
Index

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