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Running head: DEVELOPING COGNITIVELY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES1Courtney DunnSEC-506 Early Adolescent and Adolescent PsychologyDr. Shawn Shavers-SublettAugust 19, 2020
DEVELOPING COGNITIVELY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES2Part 1: Cognitive Development ActivitiesExample 1Grade level and subject area7thGrade Level and Subject Area is English-Language Arts (ELA) skills and contentActivityPrevent Bullying-People MatterThe 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 higherand lower cognitive level of learning. McLeod (2018) stated Vygotsky acknowledges that cognitive development stems from socialinteractions among students as they co-construct knowledge. The lower cognitive learners can learn from other students by reflecting their opinions in pictures.