technology can enhance the learning process as long as student need is a consideration to
accomplish the outcome of the lesson.
Identify a subject area (i.e. math, language arts, social studies). Develop one objective that
reaches the diverse needs of students.
For this discussion I chose to develop one objective that reaches the diverse needs of the students
in the subject of math. For a long time, I thought that Language Arts was the subject that I
struggled with, so I spent a lot of time and energy focusing on that subject. Now Language Arts
seems to come rather easy for me, so I am going to challenge myself and see if I can develop a
meaningful lesson objective in that subject.
Students will be able to write and solve a number sentence, based on a real-world problem,
that consists of one to three steps.
I chose this objective because I am in special education and strongly feel students should be able
to learn basic mathematical skills that are applicable in the real world. Many of my students will
eventually have to rely on themselves in the real world and having basic mathematical skills will
help them to become more independent while showing them that math is all around us.
For this objective, it can be modified for all the diverse needs of the students on the Class Profile.
For the students that are below grade level, the skill can focus on addition/subtraction that
involves one step. For example: If you buy a candy bar for $1.25 and pay with $2.00, how much
change do you get back? This can be accomplished by pencil and paper as well as manipulatives.
This not only helps students who are struggling with basic skills but also for ELL students to
navigate through a new country. For the students who are on level they can focus on
multiplication. You and your family are going to the movies. An adult ticket is $7.00, and a child
ticket is $5.00. How much does it cost for you and your family to go see a movie? Students can
use the actual members of their family, making it personal to each student and relatable. It
consists of multiplication and then addition, so the students are practicing a two-step problem.
For the students that are above grade level, this skill can challenge their mathematical skills by
incorporating multiple steps and calculations. For example: Mom, dad, and you went bowling
over the weekend. Mom scored 65 on the first game and 72 on the second. Dad scored 87 and 62.