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Running head: DEVELOPING COGNITIVELY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES 1 Courtney Dunn SEC-506 Early Adolescent and Adolescent Psychology Dr. Shawn Shavers-Sublett August 19, 2020
DEVELOPING COGNITIVELY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES 2 Part 1: Cognitive Development Activities Example 1 Grade level and subject area 7 th Grade Level and Subject Area is English-Language Arts (ELA) skills and content Activity Prevent Bullying- People Matter The activity begins with a discussion about the importance of self- worth, being kind and caring and showing support for your peers. Students will voice their opinions of the importance of why friends matter, write down these thoughts to build a Wall of Caring. Strom (2015) stated the goal is to have students understand building connections with peers promotes a positive classroom environment of responsibility and positive communication between peers to prevent bullying. Activities designed to prevent bullying require the use of critical thinking components that develop cognitive abilities in a person. Differentiation (cite theorist where appropriate) The lesson can be tailored to accommodate students that have a higher and lower cognitive level of learning. McLeod (2018) stated Vygotsky acknowledges that cognitive development stems from social interactions among students as they co-construct knowledge. The lower cognitive learners can learn from other students by reflecting their opinions in pictures.

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