Here is the promised introduction to Cameron’s new book that aligns with me and Tina’s new books (CI Liftoff/teachable.com):
Many of us are required to have standards, enduring understandings, essential questions, objectives, assessments, and can-do statements ready at a moment’s notice. It is sometimes difficult for our administrators, parents, learners and even colleagues to see what we do in our classrooms does meet the standards. Planning a unit or lesson can feel as if we are trying to put a square peg in a round hole! As teachers we do not have to feel frustrated just because our subject is different. We do meet the standards! Tina and Ben asked me to write a correlation of the activities presented in their book, A Natural Approach to the Year. I have compiled ACTFL World-Readiness Standards, Common Core / College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, Learning Objectives, Assessment Evidence and NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements for each of the instructional activities explained in chapter 5 of their book. It is my hope, this will help you better communicate the learning that is happening and make it easier to write your unit and lesson plans.