LoTi Lessons are thought-provoking standards-based lesson plans that utilize authentic real-world connections to engage elementary and middle school students in cognitively complex math and literacy activities. LoTi Lessons align with your statewide test specifications, the Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills. LoTi Lessons are specific and targeted interventions that help contextualize student understanding of fundamental math and literacy concepts by turning up the H.E.A.T. (Higher order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, Technology use) on student learning.
LoTi Lessons are available for elementary (Grades 3-5) and intermediate (Grades 6-8) Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy.
LoTi Skill Builders (e.g., Problems of the Day, Mad Minutes) are worksheets with simple drill-and-practice activities that reinforce student understanding of basic mathematical operations and literacy concepts. When completed on a regular basis, LoTi Skill Builders improve students' comfort level, speed, and accuracy with the content. Increasing student competency in basic skills will strengthen student understanding and confidence levels before delving into the more complex processes embedded in each of the benchmark clusters.
Sample Skill Builder: Problems of the Day
Sample Skill Builder: Mad Minutes