Kristin Robinson
Education, English Language Arts, History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
  • CAST
  • Clusive
  • Lesson Plan Template
  • Lesson Plans & Materials
  • clusive
  • lesson-plans-materials
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    Clusive Lesson Plan Template

    Clusive Lesson Plan Template


    This Lesson Plan Template was created to use in conjunction with materials in Clusive [], a free, online learning environment that makes materials flexible and accessible.  The Lesson Plan Template is designed for teachers to build lessons for students in grades 4-12.

    Clusive Lesson:

    InformationName the lesson so that you and others can quickly find and use it.

    In preparation for this lesson,

    1. Assign specific Clusive texts to students:


    InformationConsider the barriers that you can reduce; provide choice and options for the materials that students may use, for example.



      About This Lesson


      Information Briefly describe the lesson topic, what students will be doing in this lesson, and why.

      About this Lesson:



      Information In student friendly terms, describe the requirements that need to be in place for students to start this lesson.



      Clusive Goals:

      InformationClusive goals are skills and understanding that students will work toward to become more expert learners. Focus on one or two of these skills during a lesson to support learner growth.  

      • Engagement: Students can identify a topic or theme that they want to explore further. 

      • Self-awareness: Students can identify a tool or setting and explain how it is useful for their learning.

      • Independence: Students can, and explain how, they choose and change settings in response to different needs and goals (e.g., purpose of reading, time of day)  

      • Comprehension: Students can use their notes and comments to answer recall or inference questions, or to develop a perspective on an issue.  

      Instructional Goals:

      Information Instructional goals are the overall skills or understanding that students will work toward during a lesson. Unless a specific means (production type) is the instructional goal (i.e., writing), instructional goals should be unrestricted by the means students use to achieve the goal.

      By the end of the lesson, students will be able to


      Learning Objectives:

      Information Create objectives that serve as concrete, specific, measurable steps that will lead students toward accomplishing the instructional goals and inform adjustments to instruction. Express the objectives in words that will be easy for your students to understand.


      Estimated Time 

      Information Indicate the amount of time you think this lesson will take.





      How much time this will take us:  


      By the end of this lesson, you will be able to







        Information In any class, there is wide variability in how students learn and express what they know. For this lesson, it is predictable that learners will come with varied levels of engagement, background knowledge, and skills. What are your thoughts on how this lesson can support this diversity as learners work through the lesson?

        • I will engage students by
        • I will provide choices for

          Clusive text(s) Go to to find and assign texts

          Information List the specific texts you will use. Find texts in Clusive Public Library or upload your own content into Clusive to provide students with accessible, customizable, and adaptive materials.


            Clusive Feature or Tool Focus

            Information Identify the Clusive feature that you will encourage and support students to use.



              Other Materials and Supplies

              Information List any other materials and supplies you and your students will use in this lesson. With your lesson goals and objectives in mind, use media and materials that address the variability in your classroom.



                You have a choice to read these Clusive text(s):


                We will be focusing on these Clusive tools/features:


                  Other materials and supplies you can use:

                    Building background knowledge


                    Information Encourage student motivation and persistence by helping learners relate the lesson to their own priorities and concerns. Think about varied and flexible ways to prompt students to relate the lesson to their real-life concerns and interests.   

                    Background overview:


                    Some priming questions: 


                    Some priming materials:


                    Guided practice


                    Information Think about the varied methods you will use during the lesson to support learner engagement, understanding and interaction with the lesson concepts. Include options and supports for how students get and process information, how students express their knowledge, and how you will support and evaluate progress toward the instructional goals.

                    Guided Practice

                    • Model
                    • Co-construct as a class
                    • Have students share thoughts, strategies

                    Let's look at this together. We will use these steps:


                      Independent Practice


                      Information Think about the varied methods you will use during the lesson to support learner engagement, understanding and interaction with the lesson concepts. Include options and supports for how students get and process information, how students express their knowledge, and how you will support and evaluate progress toward the instructional goals.


                      Independent Practice

                      • Have students sign into Clusive
                      • Show students how to find the story choices
                      • Give them a few minutes to find and choose the story they want to work on

                      Tasks as students read...


                      • [Clusive tool name]
                      • [Clusive tool name]

                      Your turn!

                      • Sign into Clusive
                      • Go to our class' section of the Clusive Library
                      • Choose

                      As you read...


                      • [Clusive tool name]
                      • [Clusive tool name]


                      Did you...


                      • [Clusive tool name]
                      • [Clusive tool name]

                      Before you leave today




                      Wrap up/Assessment


                      Clusive Teacher Dashboard

                      Before the lesson:

                      Note what your Clusive teacher dashboard tells you about 

                      • student reactions 

                      • student interests

                      • student use Clusive features

                      During / After the lesson:

                      Check in on your Clusive Dashboard. What does it show you about

                      • student reactions, topics of interest, student use Clusive features?

                      • What was the level of student engagement during the lesson? 

                      • What will you build on?

                      • What will you change in your next lesson?

                      • What will you do to further support learners to become more independent, self-directed learners? 

                      Formative Assessments           

                      Information List the formative assessments you will use to evaluate how students are progressing in the lesson. Formative assessments should be based on the lesson objectives. Use the feedback from these ongoing, formative assessments to monitor and adjust instruction, methods, or materials.

                      • 3,2,1 Exit ticket   
                      • Looking at Clusive Dashboard to check in on student activity and identify barriers       

                      Summative Assessments

                      Information Enter the assessment(s) you will use in your lesson. Summative Assessments are usually end-of-lesson or-unit measures that assess the depth to which students have learned the skill or content related to the instructional goal.

                      • Assessment of Student activities
                      • Assessment rubric:

                      Look at your Clusive Dashboard

                      What does your Clusive dashboard tell you about 

                      • your reactions?

                      • your interests?

                      • which Clusive tools and features are helpful for you?

                      Before you leave today

                      1. Reflect on something that worked for you today

                      2. Complete the exit ticket