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The following format should be followed exactly in preparing the hard copy of your mini lesson to be distributed to your peers and to be submitted for grading.  

MINI LESSON

Name:                                                                                                                      Subject:

Grade Level:                                                                                                             Date:

FOCUS:

[Identify what you envision your students exploring or finding out.  Be sure to place this mini lesson in context of its larger unit.]

OBJECTIVES:

The student will be able to:

[Identify each objective (what you want your students to learn or accomplish) by number, using appropriate verbs that indicate measurable objectives.  Additionally, be sure not to confuse objectives with goals.]

MATERIALS:

[In a numbered list, identify all materials and resources you used in preparing and delivering the mini lesson.  In the case of articles and texts, provide sufficient bibliographical information so that the reader is able to locate the material.]

CONTENT OUTLINE:

[Provide a topic outline of your mini lesson using the following main headings: Introduction, Activities, and Closure.  Note:  A topic outline, by definition, has specific characteristics, including parallel construction.  Be sure that you adhere to the guidelines for this type of outline.]

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

[In narrative form, provide a detailed discussion of the mini lesson using the following subheadings: Introductory Activities, Development Activities, and Concluding Activities. Remember that the use of computer technology is a required component of your mini lesson.  Be sure to indicate the time allotted for each of these activities as well as the competencies that support them.  Any materials you use in your presentation and any handouts distributed to the students should be appropriately identified in the text (Supplement A and so forth).  Copies of these materials/handouts should also be correspondingly identified (Supplement A and so forth) and be attached to the final copy of your mini lesson. ]

EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT:

[List how the students will demonstrate their learning .  That is, how will you know the mini lesson has been successful?  Consider informal, formal, and portfolio methods of assessment from both a short- and long-term perspective.]

Last Revised: August 12, 2002 
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Nancy.Allen@angelo.edu