1. Topic-
Lesson Planning: Writing Behavioral Objectives via Bloom's Taxonomy
2. Content-
How to write a behavioral objective for your Early Childhood lesson plan.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Lesson plan development
2.Targeted learning objectives
3.Giving instruction focus
4. Evaluate learner performance
4. Objectives-
1.TLWD knowledge of Bloom's Taxonomy by listing the levels of learning used for writing behavioral objectives
2.TLWD comprehension of using Bloom's Taxonomy as a tool for lesson planning by employing the word bank notes to verbally trial a behavioral objective for a preschool activity done previously.
3.TLWD application of the use of Bloom's Taxonomy for writing lesson plans by drafting a learning objective in writing according to the guidelines established for teachers.
5. Materials and Aids-
Smartboard, Handout of Bloom Taxonomy w/ word bank to be used for respective learning levels when creating behavioral objectives
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Today we are going to return to Lesson Planning for a moment to review the learning objective.
2.You have now all had the chance to write lesson plans for teaching preschoolers.
3.One of the toughest things to learn is how to compose the learning objective - even for teachers like myself and Mrs. Graham - but if you learn how to write the objective it will help you teach your lesson more effectively. It forces us all to think first about what we want the learner to get from our activity.
4. When you're planning your lesson, always ask yourself: "What do I want the preschoolers to learn?" - that should be what you write as your learning objective - what are you able to see the preschoolers do that tells you they did learn what you tried to teach them....(I will clarify & explain "demonstrate" and "comprehension" and "taxonomy" when used so that the students are able to understand key terminology used throughout this tool.)

B. Development-

1.Pass out handout to students(Behavioral Objective format w/ blanks to fill in, and word bank of verbs which coincide w/ Bloom's Taxonomy levels of learning)
2.Pull up #1 on smartboard
3.Explain use of tools for aiding lesson plan writing, specifically behavioral objectives, which will lead the teaching and learning in a targeted way - lead demo. On the smartboard w/ the help of a student volunteer who offers an example of an activity the class has already observed.

C. Practice-

1.Ask the students to trial aloud a learning objective for a lesson they developed previously,using the handout as a tool.
2.Ask for additional volunteers to trial aloud.
3.Ask if anyone has any questions.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Ask students to take the handout template and draft a practice learning objective using this tool for an activity they already planned and executed.
2.Collect the drafts.
3.Compare to the learning objective in the lesson plan done at the time of the teaching.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students were able to participate in work groups while using the handout.
2.Extra time for LD students
3.Teacher proximity for clarification during practice.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.How do you feel re: learning objectives now?
2.Where would you be on the learning scale?
3.Does using this tool work for you for lesson planning?

G. Closure-

1.Write down one thing you learned today.
2.Write down what else you could learn that would help you plan your lessons better.
7. Evaluation-
1.Rate of student participation
2.Comparison of student performance writing objectives from the first trial to this trial.
8. Teacher Reflection-
I felt that this lesson went as planned/intended, that students participated nicely at every stage of the lesson, that the smartboard was helpful to direct the learners attention as I proceeded to explain the how to's of using the Bloom's Taxonomy w/word bank "tool".
Although the charts worked for the purpose of the lesson at hand I think I will find another that is better designed so that taxonomy levels move from the bottom up, rather than the top down, which may be confusing to the learner as the hierarchy is described. I would also look for a better word bank, although the abbreviated word bank from the smartboard was added to the handout.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)