Sample Lesson Plans to Teach Common Core State Standards

 
 

Integrate Inspiration® Into Your Curriculum

We understand schools are looking for resources to help teach the new standards, with that in mind we have built this series of lesson plans which integrate the visual thinking and learning tools in Inspiration® and are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
 

English Language Arts Lesson Plans
Social Studies Lesson Plans
Science Lesson Plans
Thinking and Planning Lesson Plans


 

English Language Arts Lesson Plans

 
Essay Planning and Writing
Plan, organize and compose effective essays.

Narrative Writing Workshop
Helping students to write well-developed narratives.

Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Use visual learning techniques to better plan and compose persuasive speeches or essays.

Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Organize and write a research paper using a variety of sources.

Writing Process Made Easier
Use Inspiration® to develop a better understanding of the writing process and work with a diagram which will help students to complete a writing assignment.

Creating Oral Presentations I
Use visual communication techniques and digital media to help students develop an engaging presentation which clearly communicates their knowledge and ideas.

Creating Oral Presentations II
Use visual communication techniques and digital media to help students develop an engaging presentation which clearly communicates their knowledge and ideas.

Investigating a Place in Time
Students will research a place and time in history and create mind maps to help them better organize, synthesize and analyze the information.

Analyzing Primary Sources
Students will analyze a primary source to better understand the creator’s perspective and the time period in which he or she lived.

Researching Causes and Effects
Using a diagram to help students research and write about the causes and effects of an event or situation.

Concept Map Creation
Students will create a concept map to show how pieces of information or ideas are related.

Comparison Analysis
Students will use Inspiration® to help them analyze the similarities and differences between any two things.

Visual Study Guides
Using visual learning techniques students will organize and connect ideas and concepts to improve comprehension and retention of information.

Outlining and Organizing Made Easy

Students will use outlining strategies to help them organize their ideas and begin drafting a written paper.

Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge & Developing Ideas
To help them brainstorm what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process, students will develop a mind map.

Group Project Planning
Use Inspiration® to help them plan and successfully complete a project.

Brainstorming Visually
Use visual brainstorming techniques to help students generate ideas, record what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process.

Visualizing Vocabulary
Students will be better able to understand and recall a vocabulary word.
 


 

Social Studies Lesson Plans

 
Researching Causes and Effects
Using a diagram to help students research and write about the causes and effects of an event or situation.

Analyzing a Civilization
Students will research a civilization and analyze its historical influence.

Analyzing Geographic Origins
Students will visually document the geographic origins of their possessions and seek to understand why the items were produced in those countries and regions of the world.

Investigating a Place in Time

By researching a place and time in history and creating mind maps, students will better organize, synthesize and analyze the information.

Narrative Writing Workshop
Students will be better able to write well-developed narratives.

Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Using visual learning techniques students will better plan and compose persuasive speeches or essays.

Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Organize and write a research paper using a variety of sources.

Visualizing Vocabulary
Students will be better able to understand and recall a vocabulary word.

Writing Process Made Easier

Use Inspiration® to develop a better understanding of the writing process and work with a diagram which will help students to complete a writing assignment.

Concept Map Creation
Students will create a concept map to show how pieces of information or ideas are related.

Comparison Analysis
Use Inspiration® to help students analyze the similarities and differences between any two things.

Visual Study Guides
Use visual learning techniques to help students organize and connect ideas and concepts to improve comprehension and retention of information.

Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
Students will use outlining strategies to help them organize their ideas and begin drafting a written paper.

Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge & Developing Ideas
By developing a mind map students will brainstorm what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process.

Group Project Planning
Students will use Inspiration® to help them plan and successfully complete a project.

Brainstorming Visually
Using visual brainstorming techniques students will generate ideas, record what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process.

Essay Planning and Writing
Plan, organize and compose effective essays.

Analyzing Primary Sources
Students will analyze a primary source to better understand the creator’s perspective and the time period in which he or she lived.


 

Science Lesson Plans

 
Visual Food Webs
Students will better understand how organisms are linked to one another by the transfer of matter and energy in an ecosystem.

Lab Reports Made Easier
Students will be able to organize and write an effective lab report.

Learning through Meaning
Learn to improve reading comprehension and retention by making what students are reading relevant to their own lives as they construct a visual diagram.

Classification Mind Maps
Students will understand the significance of classifying organisms in the Linnaean classification (taxonomic) system and be able to demonstrate an understanding of at least three of the six recognized kingdoms.

Mind Mapping Conductivity and Resistance
Help students understand that levels of electrical conductivity and resistance vary by type of material as they construct a mind map which demonstrates their understanding of several materials.

Narrative Writing Workshop
Students will be better able to write well-developed narratives.

Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Using visual learning techniques students will better plan and compose persuasive speeches or essays.

Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Organize and write a research paper using a variety of sources.

Visualizing Vocabulary
Students will be better able to understand and recall a vocabulary word.

Writing Process Made Easier
Use Inspiration® to develop a better understanding of the writing process and work with a diagram which will help students to complete a writing assignment.

Concept Map Creation
Students will create a concept map to show how pieces of information or ideas are related.

Comparison Analysis
Use Inspiration® to help students analyze the similarities and differences between any two things.

Visual Study Guides
Use visual learning techniques to help students organize and connect ideas and concepts to improve comprehension and retention of information.

Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
Students will use outlining strategies to help them organize their ideas and begin drafting a written paper.

Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge & Developing Ideas
By developing a mind map students will brainstorm what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process.

Group Project Planning
Students will use Inspiration® to help them plan and successfully complete a project.

Brainstorming Visually
Using visual brainstorming techniques students will generate ideas, record what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process.


Essay Planning and Writing
Plan, organize and compose effective essays.

Analyzing Primary Sources

Students will analyze a primary source to better understand the creator’s perspective and the time period in which he or she lived.
 


 

Thinking and Writing Lesson Plans


Concept Map Creation

Students will create a concept map to show how pieces of information or ideas are related.

Comparison Analysis
Use Inspiration® to help students analyze the similarities and differences between any two things.

Visual Study Guides
Use visual learning techniques to help students organize and connect ideas and concepts to improve comprehension and retention of information.

Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
Students will use outlining strategies to help them organize their ideas and begin drafting a written paper.

Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge & Developing Ideas
By developing a mind map students will brainstorm what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process.

Group Project Planning
Students will use Inspiration® to help them plan and successfully complete a project.

Brainstorming Visually
Using visual brainstorming techniques students will generate ideas, record what they know about a topic, identify questions for further inquiry, and support the research and writing process.

Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Using visual learning techniques students will better plan and compose persuasive speeches or essays.

Researching Causes and Effects
Using a diagram to help students research and write about the causes and effects of an event or situation.

Essay Planning and Writing
Plan, organize and compose effective essays.

Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Organize and write a research paper using a variety of sources.

Narrative Writing Workshop
Students will be better able to write well-developed narratives.

Visualizing Vocabulary
Students will be better able to understand and recall a vocabulary word.

Writing Process Made Easier
Use Inspiration® to develop a better understanding of the writing process and work with a diagram which will help students to complete a writing assignment.

Creating Oral Presentations I
Use visual communication techniques and digital media to help students develop an engaging presentation which clearly communicates their knowledge and ideas.

Creating Oral Presentations II

Use visual communication techniques and digital media to help students develop an engaging presentation which clearly communicates their knowledge and ideas.