Overview In this lesson, students use a Discussion Web to engage in meaningful discussions. Students work in groups to answer the question, "Are people equal?," analyzing all sides of the response, forming a consensus, and presenting it to the class. Students then read "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and use supporting details to complete another Discussion Web that looks at whether people are equal in the story. Groups form a consensus, present their position to the class, and engage in class discussion. Free-writes, a persuasive essay, computer activities, and an informal class debate help students extend and apply knowledge.
The purpose of this activity would be to help students become better readers by connecting reading and writing, engaging in critical thinking and learning about how to interpret a text and formulating thoughtful personal responses to what they read, help learn decoding and fluency skills as well as learn new vocabulary words. Finally, the last group of students would be engaged in practicing phonics, which is a way of teaching reading and spelling that stresses symbol-sound relationships. You could see students play phonics games on PBSKids.org, or work on a particular phonics, rhyme and other literacy skill on the website called ReadWriteThink.org. and/or Lexia. Computer-assisted instruction would be an engaging activity, which would benefit and develop students’ reading skills.
Phonetic awareness has been proven to aid in our students written and reading acquisition. I would also try to incorporate reading instruction using my student’s primary language. I would like to implement activities such as writing in journals and drawing pictures to illustrate what the students are writing about. In doing this, I hope my students can write and also illustrate the story they are trying to communicate to me. I would also like to read stories with my students and ask them to make predictive statements about the stories.
Students will then decide how they will use text features to inform the reader. They will use the examples from the read alouds or other nonfiction books to determine how they will arrange their text features. Throughout the entire process I want to create an environment that lets my students know that I believe in them and that are capable of reaching the caliber of the authors in the read alouds. My students will feel comfortable sharing about their individualized writing process
Conclusion The main points of the paper are restated The writer uses transitions effectively. The writer addressed the audience for a final time (resounding thought) Comments: *I will walk around the classroom and monitor their discussions. If any of the pairs seem as though they are struggling to identify the key components, I will ask probing question to ease the progress. Speaking - Have student’s conference with their partners about the pros and cons of the paper. Students should explain how they score the paper; afterwards, students should write encouraging statements about each other’s paper in the “comment” section.
It promotes individual thinking by the students as well as developing the creative process. I want students to explore some freedom with their writing in this classroom. I want to allow them the opportunity to become involved in their learning. I want them to think more about the material discussed and have that opportunity to write down ideas and reflect on these ideas almost immediatly. Journal writing involves students keeping a "diary" of information that they or the teacher think is important to learn or remember.
Students will learn to integrate information from several texts on the same or different subject in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. To support students’ comprehension of texts on fifth-grade topics in all subject areas, students learn the meaning of g... ... middle of paper ... ...ies will enhance student learning and your own professional development. Evaluation strategies enhance students’ learning as well as my own professional development by giving feedback about their work to help them understand their strengths and weaknesses and identify what parts or aspects of their work needs to be improved. Providing frequent feedback can also be valuable in helping to identify patterns of growth, providing direction for a student’s individual development, and helping students improve their abilities to assess their own work and respond to the work of others. Students can develop a clear sense of their abilities by evaluating their own writing.
Tell the students that they will be reading the book again. Have them listen carefully to the words in the story and write down any words that they don’t already know or understand. – Prepare Students buddy read with a partner- Read After the story: 1. Ask students to share their found words with a partner. –Respond 2.
In this step, the students are encouraged to create questions and are asked to write down the ones that interest them the most. L. The final step is step L recalling what I did learn as a result of reading. In this step, the students write or discuss what they have learned with specific attention to their original questions. I will use this strategy to help me gain a sense of students’ prior knowledge of the classic literature The Secret Garden. A complete KWL chart can help students reflect and evaluate their learning experience as well as serve as a useful assessment tool for teachers.
Also, she gave concise constructive feedback on each student's essay map as they were discussed as a class. The First Language and Attention Theories would advocate this frequency of feedback on their writing skills; these students would avoid fossilization of errors and practice correct forms if attention was brought to them (Horwitz, 2008). After the activity critiquing the essay maps, she asked if the students liked whole-class p... ... middle of paper ... ...ur. The next few activities included student input, but were mainly teacher-centered. They reviewed reading comprehension questions that were homework from the textbook.