Recently I had to put out a church sign. I had to write out the sign so I knew what I wanted, find each letter for the words, put the letters in the correct order to spell each word, and then put the letters in backward order (last letter, next to last letter, etc.) for each word on the sign.I constantly checked to make sure that the backward planning was resulting in the words being spelled correctly.
I realized that that is how good teachers teach. They figure out what they want their students to do, they make sure of all the skills involved, and they plan backward so that the students will learn letter by letter so they can be successful. They use formative assessment to verify the students learning
What learning sign have you put out this week?