What is scope and sequence?

By Paul Silli

Scope-and-SequenceFor educators scope and sequence has you create a plan where you list specific ideas that will be taught with outlined objectives. Your objectives should follow a higher order thinking practice such as Blooms Taxonomy.

The activities presented are in a sequential-list and are often rubric scored. The lessons can be in the form of products that are made in-or-out of class by learners and the activities should be grade level and age appropriate.

= I read an article by Clemons Education.org and learned scope and sequence looks different depending on the grade level or resource used. For example, some teachers may create and publish a website that has a list of projects for learners to accomplish in a step-by-step process. This is the type of scope and sequence I use with my technology students. I put my objectives on an overhead in a table for all of my students to see. This way my students know what they have completed and also know what work they still need to do.

“The value of the scope and sequence” helps determine whether a particular product is appropriate for a student because you use the list format for an entire grading semester.The projects should be grade-level directed and listed from beginner’s level to more advanced skill sets…

Sometimes scope and sequence is tied to individual lessons, providing specific details about what you will cover, and when you will teach a subject. It helps you maintain structure and organization.

To see scope and sequence lesson plans visit: sample s/se


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