The Monthly Lessons in Unique Learning System contain built-in repetition to ensure students have ample time and opportunity to learn new concepts. Some lessons are revisited with a new purpose or goal in mind, while others are revisited in order to review concepts prior to posttesting.
The activity and lesson number follow a consistent format each month, while the content within each lesson changes to support the standards-based topic.This consistent format supports a routine schedule, with options for repetition blocks in the classroom.
Detailed instructions are provided for each lesson as a whole, as well as all of the activities included inside them.
Each activity outlines the steps to effectively introduce, model, practice and review the instructional targets of the lesson. The Suggested Grouping symbols at the top indicate the advised setting in which the activity should be addressed:
5 = Whole Group
3 = Small Group
1 - Individual
Be sure to read the full directions to ensure you are completing the activities in the recommended order. For example, you may read a story out loud, and read it again for individual practice, one-on-one, with a different level of the same book.
The Instructional Targets will help you know you are meeting your state standards and at the bottom of each activity within the lesson plan you will find differentiated suggestions to check comprehension.
For more information about how to incorporate Unique Learning System’s Monthly Lessons into a routine schedule, see the Suggested Monthly Plan. The Suggested Monthly Plan advises on solutions to implement the monthly unit materials, core materials and pre- and post-assessments into routine-based instruction. The Plan is an example of how to sequence and pace monthly lessons and activities. It encourages repetition with each monthly lesson in order to build comprehension and extend learning for each instructional target presented in the lesson.
The Suggested Monthly Plan is located in Unique Learning System > Monthly Lessons > Suggested Monthly Plan (orange icon just below month selection).