Why Are You Teaching This Lesson?

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School of Education Licensure ProgramsLesson Plan Form Name: Chelsie Vogel Date: 3/21/17 Grade Level: 3______ Content Area: Why are you teaching this lesson? (Central Focus and purpose) I am teaching this lesson to prepare my students for the upcoming Mathematics MCA assessment. Students will be playing a game of Jeopardy with review questions under the categories; geometry, multiplication/division, fractions, addition/subtraction, time/money. Students will choose a category and value and then all groups will solve the problem. Students will use individual whiteboards to write their thinking and answers. They will collaborate as a group to raise their hands and submit their final answer. This is an engaging fun activity…show more content…
I think this is important so that students can help one another and discuss questions as a group. Students are often able to ‘relate’ to their peers and explain things in ways that as teachers we may overlook. I like to create a variety of opportunities within my classroom for my students to work together and teach one another. When working in pairs or small groups, all students are inquiring, exploring, or problem solving collaboratively. Students use multiple means of expression (discussion, model, demonstration) to share their ideas and defend their positions. The teacher provides clear guidelines, scaffolding, modeling and expectations for group work. There is a gradual release of responsibility from teacher to students for the lesson and its outcomes. This assignment is a total class participation and no student will finish early. LEARNING OBJECTIVE AND TARGET: What teachers will prepare in a lesson and what students will know or be able to do as a result of the lesson. Learning objectives and targets are clear, specific and measurable and aligned to state standards. MN K-12 Standard: ISTE Standard (if applicable): (copy/past URL) 2. Communication and collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and
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