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ELAR/SLAR Plan: Lesson Preparation (Part 2)

As part of completing the ELAR/SLAR template, users can enter information regarding prerequisites for teaching the lesson. This is done in the Lesson Preparation section of the template.

SITE ACCESS: Tools > My Content > My Plans

 

If you are generating a new plan, please refer to the Create ELAR/SLAR Plans support guide for the initial creation steps.

 

If you are updating an existing plan, use the search filters on the My Plans page to locate the desired ELAR/SLAR plan and select the Edit link next to the Options button.

the search filter section of the my plans page

the my plans results list showing a sample plan

the options column of the my plans list with an arrow pointing to the edit option

 

Scroll to the Lesson Preparation section and click the Edit button.

the lesson preparation table of the plan editing page with an arrow pointing to the edit button
 

Enter the Lesson # (for the unit) and select all applicable focus areas for that lesson by using the check boxes provided (checked = appears in table, unchecked = does not appear in table).

In this example, the balanced literacy plan for the Lesson 1 of the unit will contain Word Study, Shared Reading, Independent Reading, and Writing learning activities over multiple days.

the edit table properties window with an outline around the lesson number entry field and an outline around the table column check box options

NOTE: Each day of instruction may contain different focus areas, and users will identify these in the Instructional Routines section of the template.

 

After selecting the applicable focus areas for the lesson, the columns are displayed in the Lesson Preparation table.

the lesson preparation table with an arrow pointing to the column headings

 

To align TEKS specific to each area of the plan, click the cell area in the TEKS row for the column.

the lesson preparation table with an arrow pointing to the cell that fall under the word study column and the teks row   

Click the Manage Alignments button to open the standards alignment tool.

the edit cell property window with an arrow pointing to the manage alignments button

The Grade, Subject, and Course (if applicable) will be pre-selected for you based upon the earlier selections you made for the plan. You may use the provided search filters to modify these, if desired. Click the Search button to view the results and the Add button to choose the desired standard.

the mangage standards window showing the standard search results column with arrows pointing to the add button and search button, respectively

The selected alignments will appear in the Current Academic Standards column. Click the Save button when you are done.

the manage standards window showing the current academic standards column with an arrow pointing to the save button

 

Add information to the remaining cells in the table by clicking on the cell to enable the text edit tool. 

the lesson preparation table with an arrow pointing to the cell under the word study column and the key understandings and guiding questions row

You can type or copy/paste information into this box. The toolbar provides additional customization options. 

the edit cell property window with an outline around the sample text in the text entry field

Click on the Add From My Favorites icon to select files from your My Favorites section or the District Resources Manager (schoolhouse) icon to select files shared by your district. 

the cell editor toolbar with arrows pointing to the add from my favorites icon and district resources manager icon, respectively

Click the Save button when you are finished.

the cell editor window with an arrow pointing to the save button in the bottom right corner

 

Click the Save button along the top menu bar to confirm your selections and content entered thus far. To view what the plan will look like at this point in time, click the Preview button. 

the top of the editing plan page with arrows pointing to the preview button and save button, respectively

 

Next Steps...

To complete your plan, you will enter the instructional steps specific to the lesson(s) you will be teaching.

Click the link below to learn about completing the Instructional Routines sections of the ELAR/SLAR templates:

ELAR/SLAR Template: Instructional Routines

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