Let's teach! Primary

Let’s teach! Primary in Three Steps

Plan. Teach. Assess. These three words represent key steps in the teaching cycle. Although deceivingly simple in appearance, we at Let’s teach! Primary understand the time and effort that goes into making each step a reality. That’s why one of LTP’s main goals is to simplify these steps, giving you more time to focus on your class, yourself and other aspects of your teaching. So, how does this look in practice?

Step 1: Plan

With LTP, you can outline your teaching approach on two levels: by term and by lesson.

At a term level, use LTP’s term planner to lay out what lessons you will teach over the length of a school term or year. There is a planner for every subject, each listing all LTP lessons available for a year group. The planner allows you to organise the teaching order of lessons by week. Can’t decide on what sequence fits you best? LTP recommends following the lesson number order. Need more information on a lesson? Clicking on its title will redirect you to that lesson’s page.

Every planner also lists the curriculum codes covered by each lesson, allowing you to easily check for and demonstrate the breadth of learning over a term. As always, LTP includes the codes for the Australian Curriculum, NESA, VELS and the WA curriculum.

Find the term planners at the top of every subject’s year pages.

At a lesson level, every LTP lesson comes pre-planned with teacher’s notes, as well as ready-to-use worksheets and student sliders. The teacher’s notes cover everything from how to introduce a lesson through to its conclusion. Any extra materials needed or things that should be arranged prior to the lesson are explained in the ‘Preparation’ section.

Step 2: Teach

With your preparation complete, it’s time to head to the classroom.

LTP lessons are designed to be flexible, no matter your teaching style. You can use an LTP lesson plan step-by-step from Preparation through to Conclusion, or you can skip and reorder activities as suits you depending on which strategies your students respond to. LTP lessons and resources are engaging no matter how they are employed.

Every lesson also comes with differentiation strategies for more and less capable students, allowing you to accommodate for all levels of understanding. Since an LTP subscription provides access to all subjects for a year group, you can even use lessons on the same topic from previous or subsequent years to supplement student learning.

Step 3: Assess

With your lesson finished, you can move onto the third step: checking your students’ progress and understanding.

LTP offers two options to help track students’ learning progress. First are the LTP assessment records, which can be found at the top of every Unit page. These spreadsheets can be used to track individual student progress and outcome achievements over time. Second are the LTP planners. Use the ‘lesson notes’ section to record how students performed within each lesson.

LTP worksheets also serve as a source of evidence to demonstrate student achievement of learning outcomes.

Once your assessing is complete, the next step is… to head back to step 1 and use your experience to begin planning all over again! It’s a familiar and long cycle, but no matter how many times you go through these three steps, LTP will always be ready to make them that little bit simpler.

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