Designing Instruction Based on Goals
TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills)
Benjamin Bloom's Three Domains for Objectives
The cognitive domain includes thinking, memory, and reasoning (divided into 6 levels), including appropriate verbs for objective writing at each level.
The affective domain includes attitudes and feelings. The teacher teaches this through modeling.
The psychomotor domain includes physical ability. Teachers must assess students through their performance.
Lesson Plans & Units
In one unit, there are many lesson plans. Each unit requires long-term planning. Each lesson must fit into the unit's goals.
Unit plans include: a title, the overview, instructional outcomes, a conceptual map, a timetable, the approach, activities, a bibliography, the materials needed, and evaluation techniques.
A traditional lesson cycle is one type of classroom instruction.
It includes: objectives, goals, or TEKS, the focus, connections to prior knowledge, materials, teacher modeling or direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, assessment & evaluation, extension activities, and closure.