PROGRAM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (10 Hours) LEVEL 3-4
What is an Instructional Strategy?
“Today we are going to make our own snack, Fruit salad! Everyone will get a piece of fruit to cut with a plastic knife, and we will put it all in a big bowl for snack.” To reduce challenge, you could simplify the task by showing the children how to break the bananas or pre-cut apples with their fingers. Encourage persistent effort: “I see how you are not giving up and rebuilding your tower.”
You Can’t Brush Your Hair with Your Hat On
Pre-activities for a specific learning objective would include the information children should have, or the skills they would need to complete the objective. For instance, if you want to assess whether a child can match the phonetic beginning sound of an object the child must have had previous experience with naming the letters, the sounds of letters and an understanding of when the first sound of an object is heard. Learning objectives and activities can be created for these pre-activity skills.