Building Engaging Lessons for GED® Test Prep

Our goal on Tuesday is to leave with lesson plans ready for the classroom! Tuesday morning, we’ll warm up with a little review of some GED Test basics before exploring the GED Assessment Targets. This is the first step in creating a standards-based lesson plan.

Next we’ll talk about increasing engagement and excitement in the classroom. I’ll be facilitating a session that my colleague Steve Qunell developed and presented at COABE last week. It’s pretty fun stuff!

We’ll finish the morning by getting into groups to brainstorm a specific lesson plan. What GED Test Assessment Targets do you plan to teach this week? How will you get students excited about it?


One response to “Building Engaging Lessons for GED® Test Prep”

  1. I am a homeschool mom teaching my kids to prepare them for the G.E.D. I am not teaching adults. My eldest is too young for the G.E.D. I do enjoy your posts. Thank you!

    In answer to your question–What are my goals this week? I plan to keep reading, marking, highlighting and learning from, Princeton’s G.E.D. Prep book for 2017.

    In answer to your question–How will I keep my kids engaged? I will just mention casually things I am learning in the G.E.D. book I am reading to help them learn bits of information about the G.E.D., for now.

    I do not plan on teaching them from the G.E.D. prep book. I am just reading it so I know how to prepare them. I have quite a few years to teach them and prepare them for the G.E.D. test!

    One thing I know is, critical thinking in reading only comes from reading and discussing classical literature very often. The Common Core Curriculum has taken the previously common 12th grade 75% Literature/ 25% Informational Text and swapped it for the Common Core’s 12th grade 25% Literature/ 75% Informational Text. This is why kids did not perform well on the G.E.D. and the board had to lower the required graduation score. LOL! Another reason is, the part of the brain that does critical thinking, even when reading 75% literature throughout childhood, is not fully developed until after age 18. (That should give adults in G.E.D. classes an extra edge-up).

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