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1 Brain Based Research It is better to teach smaller chunks, and have students practice independently, than to teach large objectives that cannot be reached. Tells us that we forget up to 80% of what we learn within 24 hours if we do not practice it.

2 1. Includes a skill (verb) and a concept (noun) derived from content standard 2. Matches independent practice 3. Presented to students in understandable language 4. Can be completed in one lesson Critical Attributes of the Learning Objective

3  ELA  ELA: Identify similes in literary works Examples of Effective Learning Objectives  Math  Math: Graph ordered pairs  Science  Science: Identify three states of matter  History  History: Determine absolute locations using latitude and longitude

4 Example of a Deconstructed Standard Sample Deconstructed Standard: 4 th Grade: Literary Response and Analysis 3.5 Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works. ELA: Identify similes in literary works

5 Steps for Deconstructing Standards 1. Identify verbs (skills) and label with a capital letter: A, B, C, etc. 2. Identify nouns (concepts) and label with a number 3. Match each letter with a number (i.e. A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3)

6 A Step 1: Identify Verbs (A, B, C) B Step 2: Identify Nouns (1, 2, 3) Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works.

7 3.5 Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works. A Step 3: Match Letter with Number B A1 ( A1 ) Define simile A2 ( A2 ) Define metaphor A3 ( A3 ) Define hyperbole A4 ( A4 ) Define personification B1 ( B1 ) Identify simile in literary works B2 ( B2 ) Identify metaphor in literary works B3 ( B3 ) Identify hyperbole in literary works B4 ( B4 ) Identify personification in literary works

8 T T T T T Let’s Deconstruct One Together Do: 2 nd Grade ELA Lit Response 3.4 Identify the use of rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration in poetry. Step 1: Identify Verbs Step 2: Identify Nouns Step 3: Match Verbs and Nouns

9 Questions to Ask Myself About the Learning Objective 1. Have I deconstructed this standard to an achievable, clear, measurable, learning goal? 2. At the end of today’s lesson, what is the matching independent practice that students will complete to prove to me they met the objective?

10 A Cautionary Note! Beware of Beware of: Objectives that are too broad, too vague or do not match the independent practice (this is all usually a function of the verb) Using verbs like: Know, Learn, Understand, Introduce, Discuss, Examine…..

11 “Students who can identify what they are learning significantly outscore those who cannot.” -Robert Marzano -Robert Marzano


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