Packed with strategies for lesson planning and delivery, this research-based book shows how implementing EDI can improve instruction and raise achievement in diverse classrooms.

Learning Objective: Establishing What is Going to Be Taught

Learning objective: Establishing what is going to be taught

Figure 4.1 All edi lessons are based on a clear Learning Objective.

“Good morning, students. Here is what you'll learn today …”

Part I: Well-Designed Learning Objectives

What is a Learning Objective?

You have probably been told that a well-crafted lesson should have a Learning Objective describing the academic purpose of the lesson. In the classroom you will often hear what might appear to be a Learning Objective, but careful analysis shows it is not. Have you ever heard Objectives such as these?

Students, we are going to do our history unit.

Students, where did we finish yesterday? Page 77? OK, today's lesson is page 78 in our trigonometry books.

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