We’re proud to introduce an exciting addition to LearnZillion.com: Lesson Plans for essential math standards in 3rd-8th grade.
A lesson plan is a new resource that enhances whole-class instruction. For each section of the lesson, lesson plans provide challenging questions that increase student engagement and build conceptual understanding. They are aligned to a LearnZillion lesson video and include printable practice problems and next steps for students who struggle with specific concepts.
The structure of the lesson plans reflects our belief that students do best when given challenging questions and frequent practice, and when teachers personalize learning based on individual needs.
An example of simple, straightforward options for students who struggle with standard 4.NF.3d
An example of questions for testing student misunderstanding at each stage of the lesson, with notes for teachers on the right.
Why Lesson Plans?
Our Dream Team has created thousands of conceptual, grade-level video lessons, and we’re keen to make those videos even easier to use. Many teachers have told us their favorite way to use LearnZillion is to weave them into their whole group instruction: pause them frequently to ask questions, give students an opportunity to check their understanding, provide practice problems aligned to the lesson, and assign more videos to students who need extra support.
The new Lesson Plan feature provide a guide every teacher can use to transform each of our short video lessons into a classroom period characterized by powerful whole group interactivity, actionable formative assessments, and targeted differentiation support.
What Should I Do?
We’re excited for teachers to download and use any of these essential lesson plans! Find a standard or topic you’re teaching soon. Assign practice problems to your students. Use the differentiation links when misunderstandings arise.
Thanks for sharing this news and, as always, please let us know what works and what else you’d like to see!