ELM500 Grand Canyon University Benchmark Summative Course Assessment For this benchmark assignment, you will complete a summative course assessment consist
ELM500 Grand Canyon University Benchmark Summative Course Assessment For this benchmark assignment, you will complete a summative course assessment consisting of one essay question based on a case studyPlease see attached word document for details and requirements for the assignment. Topic 5 Benchmark Summative Course Assessment
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Due Date: March 13 , 2018 23:59:59 Max Points: 300
Throughout this course, you have studied the major principles, concepts, and learning theories related
to the major developmental milestones and stages of development. With this knowledge, you will
explore how to integrate the major principles, concepts, and learning theories when determining the
appropriate instructional strategies that meet the diverse needs of all students.
For this benchmark assignment, you will complete a summative course assessment consisting of one
essay question based on a case study.
Consider the following scenario:
Several students in your fifth grade class are disengaged during math instruction and discussions. One
student has an IEP (Individualized Education Program) for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder), one student has an IEP for dyslexia, one student has an IEP for visual impairment, and one
student has severe language development concerns preventing understanding of instructional material.
Citing major concepts, principles, and theories, write a 750-1,000 word essay in which you describe
instructional strategies along with the differentiation you would implement that would encourage them
to participate and develop more confidence in their abilities.
In your essay, include:
Strategies that support engagement in the class as a whole, the role of language, and readiness
of learning, based on the theories learned in class.
How you would modify instruction by applying the concepts and theories related to
development (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical).
How you will create developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into consideration the
students’ strengths, differences, interests, and needs.
Strategies that can be implemented for motivation and acquisition of knowledge.
Strategies to provide equitable access for all students to appropriate digital tools and
Support your findings with a minimum of 3-5 scholarly resources. We are instructed to use the ebook.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the
Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. Template enclosed below along with additional
resources from the syllabus
APA Template for this assignment
Class Text Book Chapters 10 & 11
Psychology of Learning for Instruction
Read Chapters 10 and 11.
1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)
Read “Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP),” located on the NAEYC website.
2. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children: Recommendations for Teaching Practices
Read “Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children: Recommendations for Teaching Practices,”
located on the Reading Rockets website.
3. English Language Learners: Culture, Equity and Language
View “English Language Learners: Culture, Equity and Language,” by the National Education Association Priority
Schools Campaign, located on YouTube.
4. Schoolchildren Coping with Cultural Differences in New York – the New York Connection (Episode 2)
View “School Children Coping with Cultural Differences in New York – the New York Connection (Episode 2),”
located on YouTube.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar
with the expectations for successful completion.
RUBRIC Requirement to Meet for
25.0 %Strategies and Development
COE 1.1 ACEI 1.0; InTASC 1(a), 1(e),
1(f), 1(g), 2(c), 2(d), 2(e), 2(g), 2(i),
2(j), 2(k), 2(o); MC1
Essay thoroughly and comprehensively demonstrates various strategies that
support engagement, the role of language, and readiness of learning, with
proficient relation to theories. Essay includes accomplished modification to
instruction with proficient application to cognitive, linguistic, social,
emotional, and physical development of children.
15.0 %Instruction COE 1.2 ACEI 1.0; Essay demonstrates proficient and skillful creation of developmentally
InTASC 1(b), 1(d), 1(h), 1(i), 2(a),
appropriate instruction with thoughtful consideration of student’s
2(b), 2(f), 2(g), 2(h), 2(l), 2(m),
strengths, differences, interests, and needs.
10.0 %Acquisition of Knowledge
Essay includes proficient and skillful demonstration of strategies to be
implemented for motivation and acquisition of knowledge.
15.0 %Digital Tools and Resources
Essay includes proficient and skillful knowledge of appropriate digital tools
and resources that provide equitable access for all students.
Research is supportive of the information presented. Sources are timely,
distinctive and clearly address all of the criteria stated in the assignment.
7.0 %Thesis Development and
Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis
statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 %Argument Logic and
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes
spelling, punctuation, grammar,
5.0 %Paper Format (use of
appropriate style for the major and
5.0 %Documentation of Sources
(citations, footnotes, references,
bibliography, etc., as appropriate to
assignment and style)
Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a
distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Submission is virtually free of mechanical errors. Word choice reflects welldeveloped use of practice and content-related language. Sentence
structures are varied and engaging.
All format elements are correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to
assignment and style, and format is free of error
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