Smith And Ragan's Task Analysis: The Lorax

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The fourth step in Smith and Ragan’s task analysis requires the instructor to determine the prerequisite the learners need to ensure that they are able to successfully complete the lesson. For example, the learners must know that a problem is a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved. The learners must also be aware that a solution is when the problem is solved.
The final step in Smith and Ragan’s task analysis requires the instructor to construct learning objectives for the learning goal. The learning goal for this instructional unit is for the students to be able to summarize the narrative, “The Lorax”, including the main characters, setting, problem, and solution in sequence. However, before retelling a narrative to second graders, the learners must be able to identify the problem and solution in the story. As a result, the objective for this lesson is for the students to be to identify the problem to the solution.
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The learner was evaluated based on their change in skill. At the beginning of the instructional unit, five of the eight students were able to identify a solution to Jack’s problem. To evaluate the growth of the students, the worksheet “Runaway Dog” (Appendix E) was used as an assessment. The worksheet required the students to identify the main character, setting, problem and solution in the story. The students were even challenged and asked to identify two different ways they could have solved the problem. At the end of this lesson, all eight of the students were able to identify the main character, setting, problem and solution. Meanwhile, seven of the eight students were able to identify two different ways to solve the issue. The other student ran out of time completing the assignment; however, he was able to identify 1 way solve the problem. If time permitted, the student would have been able to identify another way to address the

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