I have seen a lot of chatter on the Facebook group page but could not find a blog post about this to link to – Is anyone else out there using a different lesson plan to the one USQ provided? My mentor showed me the lesson plan they have to use at school and it is a much better match for me than the USQ one – she also said, correctly, that we don’t have to use the USQ one if we don’t want to, and I don’t want to so I am going to use the school one.
The school one is divided up into seven phases as follows:
Warm up → Activate Prior Knowledge → Learning Intent → Direct Teaching (“I do) → Guided and Shared Practice (“We do”) → Independent Practice (“You do”) → Summation
Curriculum objectives are stated at the beginning of the lesson plan. The focus is much more on the content and flow of the lesson rather than fluffing around with “what does it all mean?!” before getting into the nitty gritty.