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ASSURE Model Instructional Plan

Esperanzas Journey
6th Grade
Language Arts
Lesson length: 60 minutes, or one class period
Analyze Learners
Total number of students: 20
Male students: 8
Female students: 12
Students with low learning skills: 3
ESL Student: 7
Hearing Impaired: 0
Visual/Spatial learners (approximately 1/3 of students)
Kinesthetic learners (approximately 1/3 of students)
Verbal/linguistic learners (two to three students)
Interpersonal learners (one or two students)
Logical/Mathematical (one or two students)
State Objectives
SOL 6.1 - The student will participate in and contribute to small-group activities.
SOL 6.5 - The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional
texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
e) Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
SOL 6.9 - The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources for a research
c) Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.
Select Media, Materials, and Methods
A classroom set of laptops with internet access and Google Earth installed
SmartBoard connected to desktop computer in classroom
Construction paper
Markers and crayons
Introduction to Esperanza Risings setting and various locations
Small group interaction with Google Earth
Small group interaction to create timeline/representation of Esperanzas journey
Utilize Media, Materials, and Methods

Classroom laptops will be used to see visually Esperanzas journey to America
Smartboard will be used to display requirements as well as helpful advice with Google Earth
Worksheets used with Google Earth to track information
Construction paper used to create timeline/diagram
Markers and crayons for timeline/diagram
Pencils for timeline/diagram and worksheets
Review chapters read (introductory chapters)
Include background information about Esperanza and those cities she traveled to in the
Introduce Google Earth and how to use it
Small groups:
Worksheet will list the cities
Instruct the class to find the cities and determine distance in miles between them and
overall distance
Then using that worksheet create timeline
The timeline must include the data found in google earth
Require Learner Participation
Small-Group Activities: Will focus mostly on utilizing peer interaction to create a group
timeline. They will also use technology and each other to do introductory assignment with
google earth that depends on research
Teacher interaction: provide instruction on how to use technology and will there to
administer instruction on the plot and other information on text itself.
Evaluate & Revise
Student Performance:
Will be evaluated on ability to obtain information and problem solve in using technology.
Understanding of basic plot will be shown in the timeline.
Instructor Performance:
Will be evaluated through interaction with students.
Media Performance:
Will be evaluated on determining if the technology makes the assignment for efficient.