ELM 555 Instructional Strategies || Instructional Strategies




Assessment Description

Various forms of instructional strategies can be implemented in the classroom to inform instruction and create student engagement in the classroom. Instructional strategies can include direct instruction from the teacher, guided and whole group practice to make sure students understand the content, and independent practice of content. These instructional strategies can be utilized across content areas.

Part 1: Instructional Strategies Chart

Select a K-8 grade level, English language arts reading standard, and math standard. Complete the “Instructional Strategies Chart,” providing an overview of three instructional strategies for creating learning activities in reading and math.

Write a learning objective for each standard and plan activities for each instructional strategy. Ensure the activities are aligned to the chosen ELA reading standard, math standard, and learning objectives.

Instructional strategies must include:

Anticipatory Set: How you will set the stage for the learning activity and create student engagement.
Teacher-Centered Approach: Direct Instruction (Modeling).
Student-Centered Approach: Inquiry-Based Learning (Guided/Whole group practice).
Student-Centered Approach: Cooperative Learning (Independent/Individual learning).


Part 2: Reflection

Write a 250-500 word reflection on the instructional strategies in the chart. Include responses to the following: 

How do these strategies lend themselves to creating student engagement and promote learning in the classroom?
How are the instructional strategies appropriate for achieving established learning goals?
How you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Support your findings with a minimum of two scholarly resources.

Submit the “Instructional Strategies Chart” and reflection as one deliverable.

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Instructional Strategies Chart


Part 1: Instructional Strategies Chart
English Language Arts
English Language
Arts (Reading)

Instills skills that help students to perfect in reading and understanding different
types of informational texts.


- To perfect in reading complex texts.
- To enhance critical and problem-solving skills.

Instructional Strategies

Anticipatory Set:
How you will
create engagement
in the learning

Activity: Using analogies to activate the concepts that have already been taught.
Analogies help the students to establish the relationship that exists between two
concepts that are closely related.

Approach: Direct

Activity: Use of direct instruction to introduce students to step-by-step skills
that are important in knowledge construction.

group practice)

Activity: Introducing students to different strategies or ways of solving a
problem and preparing them to come up with their own suggestions or solutions
to a particular problem requiring them to apply ideas or concepts taught in class.

---*// Activity: Allowing the students the freedom of forming small discussion groups
to solve problems or to deliberate on concepts taught in class that appears to be
complex to some extent.

Math Standard: Developing a good understanding of multiplication and division for K-8

grade level students (Kosko, 2019).

Learning Objective(s): To comprehend the meaning of division and multiplication involving

whole numbers
To masters the basic of unit fractions
Instructional Strategies

Anticipatory Set: How
you will create

Activity: Replicating mathematical formulas to solve mathematical
problems such that students are able to apply the taught formulas when

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engagement in the
learning activity

finding solutions to mathematical questions.

Approach: Direct

Activity: Solving mathematical problems on a chalkboard such that
students are able to follow the steps that are used when solving
mathematical problems using the formulas that are taught in class.

Approach: Inquiry-based
(Guided/whole group

Activity: Allowing the students to involve different ways that can be used
to solve a mathematical problem so long as the answers generated are

Approach: Cooperative

Activity: Formation of study groups to develop reasonable arguments
centered on the concepts taught.

Part 2: Reflection
The anticipatory set is an important instructional strategy that helps to attract and
maintain the attention of students right from the start of a class session to the end. Making
students feel challenged at the start of a learning session make them develop an interest in
learning more about a particular topic. The ability of a teacher to capture the attention of students
enhances active learning that goes a long way in promoting the learning outcomes, especially in
topics or concepts that seem challenging to students (Simon et al., 2018). Developing interest in
a particular topic coupled with active learning helps to promote engagement levels in a
classroom setting.
The use of instructional strategies seems to work well with 21 st -century learners whose
learning outcomes tend to improve when they are allowed to select their preferred learning
styles. The use of student-centered perspective helps teachers to relate well with their students
such that their interaction levels are enhanced, leading to improved learning outcomes in the long
run. In my future career, I will consider using cooperative learning styles on my students,
especially when teaching complex concepts. Allowing students to hold discussions allows
students a chance to learn from one another, making it possible for them to help each other,
especially in cases where students might not be willing to engage their teachers (Azizan et al.,
2018). I will also make use of direct instruction on my students to ensure that a clear picture of
the stepwise way of finding solutions to existing problems is created. I will be specific to make
sure that my students are introduced to different ways of solving a problem as a way of
improving their critical thinking skills.

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Azizan, M. T., Mellon, N., Ramli, R. M., & Yusup, S. (2018). Improving teamwork skills and
enhancing deep learning via development of board game using cooperative learning
method in Reaction Engineering course. Education for Chemical Engineers, 22, 1-13.
Retrieved from:
Simon, M. A., Kara, M., Placa, N., & Avitzur, A. (2018). Towards an integrated theory of
mathematics conceptual learning and instructional design: The Learning Through
Activity theoretical framework. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 52, 95-112.
Retrieved from: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Towards-an-integrated-theory-
Kosko, K. W. (2019). Third‐grade teachers’ self‐reported use of multiplication and division
models. School Science and Mathematics, 119(5), 262-274.


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