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  • 24 April 2018
  • Posted by: Naudia Mckay-Dean
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Students’ age range: 10-12
Topic: Explicit and Implicit Meaning in Text
Teacher will present students with hand-outs with the compass point template. They will be told that we will be Reading about the Black River, a famous river in Jamaica. They be instructed to fill in the spaces with the information required; for example: what do I need to know about the Black River? What excites me about the Black River… and so on.

Step 1
Students will be taken on a virtual tour of the Black River using the Smart board and computer. They will be told to imagine that they are on the boat and to record their feelings and observations as they tour the área.

Step 2
Students will share their answers to the compass point activity and the simulation activity. They will listen to and share their opinions.
Step 3
Unfamiliar words from the passage will be written on the board. Students will say which ones they have Heard before and which ones are completely new. They will be told that while we read, they will be required to use context-clues skills to determine the meanings of these words.
Step 4
Students will take turns to read the passage, pausing at strategic points to discuss the information and to define words highlighted.They will also match their Compass point information with what they are actually Reading and say whether they were correct or not. What new information are we learning?
Step 5
Students will be placed in pairs. They will be given five questions base don the passge. They will arrange these questions under two columns: Implicit and Explicit meanings. Answers will be discussed

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Antonia Johnson

4/24/2018 1:55 AM

Good morning Naudia,

Your lesson appeals to me in a number of areas. I like the pre-reading activity which taps into the students schema on the subject matter. I also appreciate the inclusion of the Smartboard to create experiential learning in a virtual space. The lesson's focus (explicit and implicit meaning in text) sounds like an introduction to a series of lessons and it appears that the LOTS skill sets are in full operation. I like the fact that the subject of reading will thoroughly inform students about this geographical landmark while honing their inferential skills.

It would be nice to see the evidence of a follow-up or extension activity that leads to application ( a friendly letter for example),analysis( an analysis of the techniques used by the writer to engage the reader on the topic) and evaluation( Would you recommend that someone visit the Black River? Who and why?). This is a necessary step towards developing the HOTS higher order skill sets. I was also hoping to see a more specific lesson closure, but I believe you may have included it in the closing discussion. Overall, I appreciate the explicit nature of your lesson; it is easy to follow.

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Sasha-Gay Porter-Dwyer

4/24/2018 12:11 PM

Being a visual learner, you would have commanded my attention from the onset of the lesson. The virtual tour begs for excitement and the visual and auditory learners are catered to effectively. Students are given the opportunity to participate in the lesson. They are allowed to share their responses with the rest of the class. The lesson is student-centered.

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