Assignment: Developing a Classroom Guidance Lesson Plan
A classroom guidance program or curriculum is a specific set of comprehensive, structured learning plans. A school counselor, usually with a team of other school counselors, designs and implements the overall curriculum in response to the identified needs of students. The purpose of a guidance curriculum is to systematically assist students with the skills and knowledge they need to foster positive personal/social, academic, and career development.
A guidance lesson plan based on the curriculum is usually delivered in a classroom setting and is designed within the scope and sequence of the following content areas: learning goals, age-appropriateness (target groups), competency development, expected results or outcomes for attainment, objectives aligned with learning goals, and ongoing review and assessment. However, the program is flexible based on a school’s needs and requirements.
For this Assignment, review the Guidance Lesson Plan Template located in this week’s resources. Consider the age group or grade level, goals, objectives, and other essential elements of the plan. Finally, you create a Classroom Guidance Lesson Plan.
Assignment: (1–2 pages)
Using the provided template as a guide, create a Classroom Guidance Lesson Plan that supports student development. Be sure to describe the target age group and the focus of the plan (e.g., academic, personal/social, or career).
Support your Assignment with specific references to resources, using appropriate APA format and style. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the resources for this course.
Introduction to School Counseling Classroom Guidance Lesson Plan Template Title: Name of Guidance Lesson ASCA Domain Addressed: Academic; Career; Personal/Social [Name the area here] Grade Level: The age or class you will be presenting this to (e.g., Grade 7, Health classes, or Grades 1–3) Goals/Objectives: List the specific goals you want to accomplish with this lesson. Use words such as explore, understand, identify, and discuss. Estimated Time: This will depend on your setting (e.g., 30–45 minutes) Materials: Include any resources, supplies, handouts, guest speakers, and equipment you might need, for example: Poster designed for lesson Crayons/pencils Handouts for each student Other Procedures: Here you will describe the guidance lesson plan, its purpose, and step-by-step instructions on carrying out the lesson. List steps here. Describe each step in brief detail. Closure: At the conclusion of the lesson, be sure to process the activity with the class or group. Question-and-answer time is important as an informal assessment to determine how the activity was received. Evaluation: After you have presented a guidance lesson, it is important to obtain a short evaluation from the students. This could be as simple as a Likert scale of five questions using numerals for older students or a continuum from “Very Good” to “Poor” for younger students. Your creativity is important here. Teaching Tips: Include any tips you have learned from delivering this lesson in the past. Note if the classroom teacher will or could be a co-presenter. Possible Adaptations: List other ways this lesson could be used or adapted.