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Clinical Field Experience C: Integrating Instruction, K-3
Allocate at least 5 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Educators use a multitude of strategies to incorporate content across the curriculum. They do this to ensure content mastery through various disciplines. Planning for instruction is an integral part of being effective at integrating instruction.
Teach one or more ELA, social studies, and/or art lessons provided by your mentor teacher. Carefully review the results of any formal or informal assessments you administered as part of that teaching, to evaluate the effect of your teaching on student outcomes.
Discuss with your mentor teacher his or her teaching philosophy and methods for social studies and art instruction, and on integrating content areas.
Include questions for discussion relating to his or her methods for differentiating for students at different levels. Connect these differentiation methods to a specific need (due to disability, developmental delay, bilingual language development, or another specific issue). Also, in preparation of Clinical Field Experience E in Topic 6, discuss a lesson, provided by your mentor, you can teach in ELA, social studies, or the arts. Review Clinical Field Experience E in Topic 6 to become familiar with the requirements.
Using any remaining field experience hours, assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Following your instruction and collaborative meeting, write a 250-500 word summary on your experiences and the collaborative discussion with your mentor. Discuss opportunities for improvement and successes from your teaching, including feedback provided by the mentor teacher. Compare your philosophy and experience of teaching to that of your mentor. Additionally, discuss the lesson plan, provided by your mentor that you will teach in Clinical Field Experience E.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles
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Document the location and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Social Studies and ELA Integrated Five-Day Unit
Unit plans are developed with a different lens than that of a lesson plan. A unit plan is an overview of what, why, how, and when content is to be covered, while ensuring students with exceptionalities and students learning English as a second language are considered.
Using the “Social Studies and ELA Integrated Five-Day Unit Plan,” design a five-day unit based on your field experience class that integrates ELA and social studies standards, and incorporates students interacting with technology. Integrate at least two social studies standards, one reading standard, one writing standard, and one speaking and listening standard from your state’s standards into your unit plan.
In the Differentiation section of the unit plan, identify support strategies forstudents with exceptionalities or students who are learning English as a second language. Strategies should be based on the students in your field experience classroom who are receiving special education or ESL services. For clarification, explain the delays or disabilities on the plan. (Please do not use children’s real names to protect confidentiality.)
Write a 50-100 word response to each question in the Reflection section of the Unit Plan template.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
Benchmark – ELA, Social Studies, and Arts Differentiated Instructional Planning
Educators are continually seeking various way to enhance students’ language development and communication skills. This can be accomplished through thoughtful reflection, revision, collaboration, and subsequent planning. Students with exceptionalities and students learning English as a second language are separately considered to ensure differentiation occurs for all students.
Part 1 Revised Unit Plan
Revise your five-day integrated literacy and social studies unit from Topic 4 to include two art standards for the appropriate grade level. Make any changes to your original unit to fully integrate the art components and incorporate useful feedback you received from your mentor teacher.
In the Differentiation section of the unit plan, identify support strategies forstudents with exceptionalities. Strategies should be based on the students in your field experience classroom who are receiving special education services. For clarification, explain the delays or disabilities on the plan. (Please do not use children’s real names to protect confidentiality.)
Part 2 Reflective Essay
In a 750-1,000 word reflection, describe your instructional choices, including 3-5 research-based sources that support your reasoning.
As part of your reflection address the following items:
Delineate the specific standards integrated throughout your plan and the rationale for their appropriateness.
Explicitly highlight the proposed strategies within your plan that enhance language development and communication skills.
Describe the learning resources and materials needed to support your lesson plans. Specifically address the use of technology in creating an engaging learning experience.
Explain the differentiation included to make this unit accessible and appropriate for individuals with exceptionalities.
Explain how you have addressed or incorporated the unique backgrounds of the individual students in your class, to prevent any social and cultural biases from interfering with student learning. (For example, how did you consider students who may be experiencing poverty, oppression, or injustice in regards to preparing the lessons?)
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the
u202fLopesWrite Technical Support articles
u202ffor assistance.
Program competencies and national standards assessed in the benchmark assignment:
COE 2.1: Apply in-depth content knowledge and learning resources, including technology, in the academic disciplines to create meaningful and engaging opportunities for students to learn, practice, and master content. [CEC 3.2; NAEYC 5a, 5b; InTASC 4(b), 4(c), 4(d), 5(a), 5(b), 5(c), 5(e); ISTE 1b, 1c]
COE 2.2: Apply appropriate curriculum, content standards, and early learning standards to plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging learning opportunities for each child. [NAEYC 5c; InTASC 4(a)]
COE 2.3: Apply central concepts, structures of the discipline, and tools of inquiry of the content areas, and organize this knowledge, integrate cross-disciplinary skills, and develop meaningful learning progressions for individuals with exceptionalities. [CEC 3.1; InTASC 4(c), 4(f)]
COE 2.4: Modify general and specialized curricula to make them accessible to individuals with exceptionalities. [CEC 3.3; InTASC 2(b), 2(h), 4(g)]
COE 2.5: Use strategies to enhance language development and communication skills of individuals with exceptionalities. [CEC 5.4; InTASC 2(e)]
COE 5.4: Interpret implications of applying a Christian worldview as an educator in a school setting. [MC3]

Clinical Field Experience D: Collaborative Discussion
Allocate at least 1 hour in the field to support this field experience.
Collaboration is one key to professional growth as an educator. Working with colleagues opens the scope of the learning process, and allows educators to not only feel less isolated, but to also learn and share new or different instructional strategies.
Ask your mentor teacher to review the five-day social studies and ELA integrated unit you submitted in Topic 4 and provide you feedback.
Using any remaining field experience time to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Write a 250-500 word summary of the feedback your mentor provided on the five-day unit plan. Discuss changes you would make based on the mentor’s feedback and how this would positively affect student learning.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the
u202fLopesWrite Technical Support articles
u202ffor assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Clinical Field Experience E: Integrating Instruction
Allocate at least 4 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Planning, teaching, and reflecting are natural aspects of the teaching and learning process. This cycle allows educators to prepare for their students’ learning, teach, and then reflect upon the effectiveness of the teaching. This field experience is designed to continue practicing the art of teaching, while planning for instruction through reflective practices.
Teach one or more ELA, social studies, or art lessons provided by your mentor teacher. Carefully review the results of any formal or informal assessments you administered as part of that teaching to evaluate the effect of your teaching on student outcomes.
Using any remaining field experience hours, assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Write a 250-500 word reflection on the assessment data collected from the lesson taught. Explain how you would modify instruction based on the data. Include an overall reflection of the teaching process, addressing any changes you would make to future instruction.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the
u202fLopesWrite Technical Support articles
u202ffor assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to LoudCloud in this topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

Time to Present
Embedding literacy development in the classroom is an important element of a students’ comprehension and retention of the content. Educators should be cognizant of students who are hesitant to speak in front of their peers or, on the other hand, overzealous in their speech. Presentations are one way educators can encourage speech, while instilling good listening skills in the students.
Review the lesson plan you created from Topic 2 or Topic 3 and select one lesson to revise. In your revision, include at least one listening and speaking standard from your state’s ELA standards, and a speaking skills activity that requires the students to speak or present to the class at some point during the lesson. The lesson plan should also provide support for students who are hesitant to present in front of their classmates. Take into consideration the school’s socioeconomic level, culture, and overall climate when designing the activity.
In the Differentiation section, identify support strategies that could be used to assist an ESL student and a student with a speech and mild cognitive impairment.
While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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