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Instructional Planning

It will always be the main responsibility of the Teacher to choose curriculum, materials and resources that align with the standards and goals that are set forth by their state and district. An instructional materials evaluation checklist allows the Educator to identify and select materials and resources that are appropriate for the support and learning of each and every student. An instructional checklist contains the four areas of design, procedures, clarity and efficiency. The checklist outlines certain criteria that each area must meet. In the following paragraphs, I will describe why each area of an evaluation checklist is important as well as discuss why culturally appropriate and linguistically sensitive materials criteria may influence the selection process. In addition, I will identify a grade level, subject area and learning objective for a lesson I would want to teach that would contain curriculum materials that I would need to evaluate. Lastly, I will evaluate the curriculum materials and then decide whether or not to use them in my lesson. I will defend my decisions by providing a rationale for each resource. I will begin by discussing how important it is to choose materials that are culturally appropriate and linguistically sensitive.

Before evaluating any resources by the checklist, one must choose materials to use within the lesson to be taught. And the selection process of lesson materials is always influenced by the culture and the language of the classroom in which it is intended to be taught. The material used within any classroom should be free of any and all bias. Bias can be toward race, language, gender, age, culture and a multitude of other things. The selection process can be quite daunting at times because so many resources have biases that may not appear to…...

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