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Marking Sheet for ECUR 325 Assignment 4

Assignment 4: Unit Plan Revision for Culturally-Responsive Instruction (10% of final grade)

Student name: ____ Smithson ______

Your goal is to plan broadly for a learning environment that values cultural diversity. Thoughtfully revise your previous unit plan in
such a way that it better addresses the need for the inclusion of diverse perspectives and ways of knowing within your particular
teaching context, and fully develop an additional lesson plan for the unit that also serves that need. (Follow the directions from
Assignment 2 to develop the new lesson plan and related teaching materials.)

You also will provide a 2-3 page write-up that explains and justifies your revisions and the changes/additions you applied. Make sure
to discuss the criteria outlined in the rubric items that pertain to Assignment 4. For each item discuss which specific criteria you feel
you achieved and justify your stance. Also discuss your goals for Professional Learning and Growth both how you have met
previous goals and your goals for the future.

Rubric items to address for Assignment 4: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Outcome 1 2 3 4 5
(Ready to Intern)
Lesson Planning & Assessment
1. I plan lessons I plan activities I connect my Students would My plans My plans for
and assessment for students to do, activities to demonstrate effectively instruction and
based on or what I will outcomes and outcomes and integrate outcomes assessment are
provincial cover indicators indicators doing what and indicators with designed to respond
curriculum I have planned instructional to my formative
strategies and assessment of
assessment students
2. I make student I plan what I will I plan activities and I have a goal, but it is My goal is clear My goal is clear and
learning goals for talk about what I will cover not written in a way and my instruction effective and my
each lesson/task related to a topic that is easy to is focused on it planned instruction
understand and and activities are
achieve likely to achieve it
3. I know which I can identify the I plan lessons that I choose the I choose I choose instructional
instructional types of use a variety of instructional instructional and and learning
strategies to pick instructional types of strategies best related learning strategies strategies that are
at given times strategies and am instructional to the outcomes and that are best relatedbest related to both
comfortable with strategies indicators to the outcomes and outcomes and
one category indicators indicators and my
4. My lessons are My plan is most It is clear what the My lesson includes In addition to the The lesson has
ready to be used focused on what I lesson is instructional lesson, the everything you
will talk about attempting to strategies, questions, materials would need to teach
achieve, but some and assessment in (assessments, it, and would
elements need sequence handouts etc.) are encourage a sub to
more details ready to be used come back
5. I create I can identify the Some of my I have lesson plans My formative My formative
formative difference assessments could that check what all assessments are assessments tell me
assessments between types of be used while I am students understand focused on the most how to change the
assessments teaching part way through the important elements plan as I go
class of my lessons
6. I create I have a plan to Some of my My assessments My assessments are My students help
summative generate a mark assessments are check if students easy for students to shape the assessment
assessment focused on the achieved the understand and and will understand
outcomes and outcome check if students the assessment easily
indicators achieved outcomes
Professional Learning and Growth
7. I set and use I wrote down I have goals in I have evidence of I have evidence that I have a variety of
goals for some things I some areas where I need to I have made sources of evidence
enhancing my need to fix improve, and am significant progress (self, peer, instructor)
professional working towards towards the that I am making
development specific goals teaching goals I set significant progress
towards a variety of

teaching goals
Depth and Breadth of Planning Skills
11. I can My planning is I recognize that I plan instruction to I plan instruction to My planning is
demonstrate a designed for culture affects address different address a range of designed to allow me
culturally students like me relationships and cultural needs cultural needs to learn from, and
responsive learning respond to, my
instructional students culture
12. I can use all I know the four My lessons have My lessons include I have a good I have a variety of
four types of types of questions examples of some the different types, variety of questions clear, powerful
questions of the types and my questions are and they are questions and my
often phrased well. I phrased well. My essential question
have tried an essential question is drives my unit
essential question well worded
14. I understand My plans teach I understand the My plans allow My plans reflect My plans make it
how to plan for the same things to difference between students to make preparation to meet likely that students
differentiation and all students and adaptation and choices, and I have common learning with different needs
adaptation measure all differentiation basic adaptations needs (disability, would experience
students learning (like more time) EAL, gifted etc.) success
in the same way
15. I create My planned There are portions The planned My planned My entire unit is
engaging learning activities and of my planned instruction and instruction and composed to increase
activities and tasks tasks would be activities, like a activities relate the activities would connection between
interesting for motivational set, learning to student create interest and students and student
students who love that would be interests interaction between ownership of
the content interesting for students learning
16. My planned Student literacies I know key I know key literacies I am describing key My students will
activities would could be literacies for my for my subject, and subject literacies have the opportunity
improve the improved by the subject, but am not have shared them with my students to self-assess and

discipline specific planned activities sharing them explicitly with and the learning improve literacy
literacy skills of explicitly with students activities would strategies
my students students help develop those
in students
Unit Planning
17. I can create a All the sections of The CCCs, I have connected my I have tried to add a Many elements, like
unit that would my unit plan are knowledge, and/or instructional variety of elements assessment or
achieve the filled in skills were unclear strategies to the to make it more differentiation etc.
outcomes and the appropriately or unconnected knowledge and skills likely students are woven together to
indicators from the indicators would demonstrate make it more likely
the knowledge and students could
skills demonstrate the
18. The final task My final My final My final assessment My final My final assessment
in my unit elicits assessment is assessment checks has all the elements assessment will will make the
evidence of related to the how well students of GRASPS but provide clear application of student
application in a content of the unit understand and needs refining to be evidence of my learning relevant and
new situation remember the main clear and focused on students applying useful
points of what I the essential their learning in a
taught understandings performance task
19. I can create a I have completed I have planned a My varied I have many ways My unit assesses
unit that would all the parts of the variety of assessments provide to determine if my outcomes, and has
assess the template related assessments, but some information instruction is effective pre,
outcomes and to assessment their purpose is about student success working including formative, and
indicators unclear a good variety of summative
formative and assessments
20. Improvements All the sections of My unit plan was My unit plan had My unit plan had a My unit plan had
in my unit plan my unit plan are successfully edited several drafts and number of substantial revisions

show my filled in for errors in additions where I additions designed that improve its
increased appropriately writing added more content to refine the tasks, overall quality and
understanding to make things goals, or allow for
clearer or fill in gaps assessments differentiation

Instructor comments: Tanya you have made a number of key changes that make your unit more culturally responsive. So
much of what you have done is strong from a planning and implementation perspective. Not much I would change. Well

Assignment grade:9.5/10