(1987) described this form of instruction as a systematic method of teaching with emphasis on proceeding in small steps, checking for student understanding, and achieving active and successful participation by all students. I have also used the strategy as reference for determining the strengths and weaknesses of my lesson. After conducting in class lesson and reviewing my video lesson multiple times, I was able to identify my strengths
In general, how successful was the lesson? Did the students learn what you intended for them to learn? How do you know?
The language arts lesson began with Ms. House having the students discuss the use of punctuation in a sentence. I liked how she sternly, but calmly was able to redirect students back to their seats when they came up the book. The students knew exactly what she meant and quickly listened to her. I also noticed how the majority of the times she called on a student whether or not they had their hand raised. This is a great practice because it prepares students to always think about the question asked and to have an answer ready. Ms. House had the students transition to the next activity by standing and shaking their arms and legs. I believe this is a great way to quickly give students a break and then redirect them to the next activity.
How successful was the lesson? Did the students learn what you intended for them to learn? How do you know?
I personally think that my lesson went pretty well. It seemed like many people were engaged and they participated. There are things that I could have done to make the activity more challenging for the consonant digraphs and consonant blends, but overall I think the activity was fun. I felt like the students payed attention to when I was speaking at the beginning and the end of the activity, which was ideal for any lesson.
b. The second thing I would liked to have seen done differently would be to have less pdf lessons and more auditory and interactive lessons. There were some lessons that had links and audio but the majority of them didn’t work. Sometimes when I’m reading a lot of new information at once (especially on a computer) I can just be reading words and not actually learning anything at all. Because of this I had to go back and read lessons multiple times (especially in unit 2).
When I completed this lesson I actually felt I should re-think my decision to become an educator. Mrs. Anderson makes this job look easy. I had prepared my science lesson plan Monday and scheduled to start a 3-day lesson on Wednesday. I tried to keep my lesson close to the basal/textbook. I feel as though the students responded positively. They were responsible in raising their hands to answer questions. I had a note to “slow down” in my notes. This helped me pace my lesson appropriately. I felt confident….and then I did not! HOWEVER, this time I did not speed up my speaking and rush through the lesson as quickly as possible. I added a few examples that were not on my plan with the hopes to explain matter to the students and I believe that helped one or two students. I felt, as a class, we stayed on topic the entire class. There were a
The teacher passed around a microphone to each child, it symbolized who was speaking and this made everyone special. The students then had to write two sentences and draw a picture of what they remembered best about their holiday break. Eventually, they shared their two sentences with the teacher or me. Second, I noticed that once everyone read their journals, the teacher quickly called on students based on their bin color, which meant it was time for reading to begin. Each student had their own colored reading bin which included: three reading level books, a word list of the week, and a worksheet using the given word list. The colored bins symbolized what the student was to complete during reading time. For example; students with yellow bins read with the teacher at a table, students with green bins worked on the worksheet, students with blue bins read the three books quietly, and students with pink bins worked on writing on a small whiteboard the word list for the week. This strategy was beneficial because it developed independence. Thirdly, I noticed enthusiasm during the math lesson at the end of the day. The teacher had the students sit on the purple rug for a math lesson. The teacher used her laptop and the video clip to provide the students with visual instruction. Once the video clip was over, the teacher pulled up the worksheet to preview together with the class. Then the students went back to their desk to work on the worksheet
315-317) was used throughout the lesson in order to give the students an example of how to use the strategies that were taught. Before children would work on assignments alone, the teacher would model exactly what is expected of them, and keep examples of what was modeled during the lesson so the students could look back to it if they need to. Read-alouds (Cooper, 2015, p. 37) were used in this lesson to really help children to focus on certain topics of the text. “Sometimes the best way to help children understand a particular piece of text is to read it aloud to them and discuss it with them” (Cooper, 2015, p. 37). Think-alouds (Cooper, 2015, p. 30) were incorporated into this lesson when trying to explain how to use the strategy of character mapping. Think-alouds are a great way to explain to students how to use a specific skill or strategy so that they can have a better time comprehending it. Semantic maps (Cooper, 2015, p.83) were used in this lesson for brainstorming ideas from the text to later reference when making illustrations and creating short responses to the text. This strategy is also a great tool for second-language-learners because it helps to narrow down the specific parts in the text to help create more details of the topic being taught. Cooperative “popcorn” sequencing(Annenburg Learner, 2015) was used in the lesson to allow a variety of students to participate in the
s a class, we will read the story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. After, we will discuss the book in terms of organization (why did she organize the book the way she did?, why is organization important to this book?, would you change the organization of the book?). In partners, students will create a diagram of the book using a graphic organizer. This helps my students recognize that their writing pieces have to be in a logical order.
One aspect of my lesson that I felt went well in the implementation of my lesson was the information being grasped by the learners. Before I began my lesson, I asked the learners some questions about the fun phonics letter. I started off by asking the children if they knew what the fun phonic letter for the week was, then I asked them to tell me some words that begins with the letter “Dd”. Next, I read a story called “Harry the dirty dog”. Throughout the story I asked some questions to keep the learners engaged. I asked them questions like “what words that begins with the letter “Dd” did you hear?” I can tell they were engaged because their answers were never off topic. The learners were so excited about the end result of their letter “Dd”
Since I was unable to help the children with their understanding of the new concept, I spent extra time going over it with them again. The students began to connect previous knowledge to the new concept using descriptive words, sensory words and emotions. As they worked in groups, they were able to think up different points of view for different characters. They played with creativity while giving human characteristic to objects. Students showed a good understanding of the material. One group in my first class gave me a great idea. As they stood up to share the point of view of a specific object, they did not tell us what object they had until the end of their writing. This made the class guess what the object was. I noticed all the students attention became more focused on what they were saying as their brains were churning. Since this was such a fun experience, I decided to continue it with my next couple classes. I was pleased with the outcome of the second lesson and how much the class not only learned from this lesson, but also how much fun they had doing
This is an evaluative essay comparing the short story, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain”, by Alice Munro and the movie Away from Her (inspired by the book). The short story provides a history of the relationship between Grant and Fiona. Fiona is the wife and main character of this story with the focus on her Alzheimer’s. Grant is her husband of 44 years. The story begins with their playful young love and their time at the university. The story quickly transitions from past to present. Fiona is placed in a nursing home and their relationship changes. This essay will identify the challenges Fiona and Grant endure while dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
This lesson was the first one I did during practicum week and I thought it went very well. I did this lesson in the morning pretty much after calendar time. We had to wait a couple minutes for some of the students to get back from extra reading practice. When I went up to the front of the room a lot of the students got excited. Considering I was somebody new, they thought it would be fun for me to teach them. I first asked the students what long vowel sounds they have been working on and almost all of the students raised their hands. I was very proud of the fact that I did not have any trouble with names when I was calling on them. I started the lesson with those questions in order to get them ready for the lesson, it was a quick warm up in order to start thinking about what we will be doing.
My lesson plans demonstrate the knowledge I gained about their specific learning needs and interests by using the information I obtained from CLIP step two. I was the first person to get ahold of the writing pieces so they had yet to be corrected so I was able to see where the students needed most help. Therefore, I based my lessons off of it. I chose to choose a mentor text that would spark their interest. In a previous education class I witnessed the book being used with students and they loved it. I knew that this book would also be a good teaching tool for me to rely on. I knew this book would be beneficial for the lesson. I read the book in the front of the room so that they were all able to see the pictures that the author was describing through the text. I would stop periodically to point out great sentence fluency parts of the book. In the book, there are many repeating statements but all said a different way. I would stop after we had heard the sentence more than once and ask the class how saying the sentence differently made the writing more fluent. There were quite a few sentences repeated in the text but they all had to do with different things and the students were able to point this out without asking by the end of the reading. I made sure to ask good opinion based and open-ended questions throughout the text. This book did a wonderful job keeping the students attention and engaged.