Curriculum Plan Critique Instructions

The purpose of this assignment is for you to critique a curriculum plan based upon what you have learned each module/week through describing the strengths or weaknesses of the curriculum plan. You will evaluate and critique 1 curriculum plan 3 separate times using 3 different articles or e-chapters. Each article or e-chapter focuses on a single topic or portion of a lesson. You will only need to critique that topic or portion of the lesson through the assigned article or e-chapter.

The paper will include the following:

a. A title page

b. A first section a 225-word summary of the assigned article or e-chapter.

c. A second section, the critique, a 125-words comparing the article/e-chapter to the curriculum plan and 100-words contrasting the article/e-chapter to the curriculum plan.

In your critique, you should provide suggestions to improve the curriculum plan based upon what’s been learned in this course. This assignment must include a title page, have a 500-word limit, and adhere to current APA format. Title page and citations are NOT included in the word limit.

For each Curriculum Plan Critique assignment, please use the following curriculum plan provided by the Virginia Department of Education.

· Sample Curriculum Plan: Grade 6-8: Understanding Connotation

Below you will find the critique topic and link to the corresponding article or e-chapter assigned. You will only need to critique the portion of the sample curriculum plan based upon the assigned topic:

· Topic: Standards

· Chapter 2: Alignment to Standards (Lalor, 2016)