Plan and implement lessons with clear, measurable objectives that respond to the diverse needs of learners.
SMART attributes when writing objectives:
S-Specific: Concise, well-defined statements of what students will know, understand, and be able to do at the end of the lesson.
M-Measurable: Learning objectives must be quantifiable. Start with behavioral verbs (action verbs) that can be observed. Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a list of such verbs.
A-Attainable: Learning objectives should be written at the appropriate developmental level for student success. It is essential that students have the pre-requisite knowledge and skills and that the lesson’s time frame supports achievement of the objective.
R-Relevant: The skills or knowledge described must be appropriate for the grade level and subject area or an individual’s IEP goals. The process of setting learning objectives begins with knowing the specific standards, benchmarks, and supporting knowledge students in your school or district are required to learn.
T-Time-bound: Time-bound – State when students should be able to demonstrate the skill