EDRL 474: Week 3
Objectives and how they affect the classroom
- How might written objectives affect teacher and student performance in the classroom?
Students will have "practice opportunities aligned to the objectives and be assessed on their progress" Echevarria, Vogt, and Short (2008)
ELL students can know what key elements to look for
Students will know what is expected of them and keep them on task
Echevarria, Vogt, and Short (2008) argue that lessons with specific learning goals will enable students to make connections between their own knowledge and apply it to the new information being taught. This also helps teachers by making sure they are applying the common core standards effectively when connecting the background knowledge. Vogt (n.d) states that anytime we can connect explicitly to the students background knowledge, the better it will be for the classroom.