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EDPY 468

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2. Anticipated potential “breakdown points” for this student:
In effect, this lesson can be broken into three main components of skill-sets that are necessary to participate effectively and in a meaningfully fashion. Firstly, students must possess the ability to read and comprehend the information she or he is reading with relative proficiency. Jessica will have trouble with the questionnaire because of the level of langue and the extent to which one must rely on deductive reasoning to reach a conclusion. Secondly, the expectation is for students to respond to receptive language from both the instructor and peers as a means to solidify his or her comprehension of the definitions and meaning associated with the characterization of a "worldview." This element of the lesson will cause difficulty for Jessica from two perspectives. Jessica will likely struggle with comprehending the oral language of both her instructor and her peers and she will presumably experience issues with self-regulation in an effort to maintain focus on the complexities of the material for a long period of time. Thirdly, a large component of the lesson asks students to engage in expressive language activities as a medium through which to grapple with concepts and disseminate ideas. In particular, this aspect of the lesson avails students with the opportunity to make inferences and with the support of peers arrive at conclusion regarding the essential question. Jessica will encounter difficulty with this part of the lesson as she has a limited capacity to discuss and describe ideas relative to the expected level for students of her age. Underlying these principal areas of difficulty, the lesson also instructs students to write notes and fill-in a chart. Furthe...

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...meaning of a "worldview." Observation of Jessica's participation places little direct strain on her executive functions, in which case it is feasibly that she will become unaware of the fact that she is being observed. In this best-case scenario, she will be expressing herself in a natural fashion, which will yield an authentic product. Finally, reformatting the chart and offering Jessica prompts with steps to follow reduces the extraneous load related to this task, which increases the opportunity for Jessica to maintain focus and effort in this activity. Observation of Jessica's participation places little direct strain on her executive functions, in which case it is feasibly that she will become unaware of the fact that she is being observed. In this best-case scenario, she will be expressing herself in a natural fashion, which will yield an authentic product.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the lesson can be broken into three components of skill-sets that are necessary to participate effectively and in a meaningful fashion.
  • Opines that jessica will expand on simple sentence summaries to incorporate compound sentences.
  • Explains that jessica's access to the lesson is contingent on her comprehension of the overarching essential question and definition of a "worldview."
  • Explains how they will adapt the content, process, and/or products of the lesson for their student.
  • Explains that the group activities built into the lesson plan lend themselves to creating homogeneous groups in which jessica can practice her expressive language skills.
  • Explains that jessica will participate in a group activity and discuss concepts. the instructor will assess jessica's expressive language participation through observation.
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