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Practicing Active Listening Skills

  • 24 April 2018
  • Posted by: Antonia Johnson
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Practicing Active Listening Skills
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Sleeping Patterns and Change in School time For Teens
 
Description: After the roll call, give a general introduction to the lesson’s key concepts. Find out what students know about the importance of listening. Secondly, inform students that they will be participating in two listening and speaking activities that will prepare them for their Reading Comprehension and Directed Writing lessons this week. Students will read the instructions for the survey interview. They will participate in the survey interview within the allotted time. Allow a few volunteers to share their observations or conclusions about their classmates sleeping habits. Transition to the next activity. Share the Fishbowl discussion rules. Model the process using a few students. Have students view the video. Base on the video, teacher will pose a question to start the Fishbowl discussion. Students will advance the discussion until the assigned time on the discussion topic has elapsed or all participants have an opportunity to participate in the inner circle at least once. . In the lesson’s closure, recap the key concepts. To conclude, allow one or two students to complete the sentence : ”I used to think that…now I think…. Also, allow a volunteer to share feedback pertaining to the two activities.

Parts of Speech

  • 24 April 2018
  • Posted by: Damien Bishop
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Parts of Speech
Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Parts of Speech and their usage,
 
Description: Get students to list the parts of speech and locate some using prompts in the classroom.

Language Arts: Comprehension Integrating Social Studies, Reading and Spelling

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Cherry-Ann Layne
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Language Arts: Comprehension Integrating Social Studies, Reading and Spelling
Students’ age range: 08-10
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Black History Month
 
Description: SET INDUCTION: Teacher will inform the students that they will be playing a game. Teacher will instruct the students to look under their chairs for letters that are hidden there. Teacher will then asked the students to place the letters on the chalkboard and to arrange them in the correct order so that they will spell out the topic of the day’s lesson. The teacher will question the students as they work if they know the answer. Students should arrange the letters to spell Black History Month.
LEARNING EXPERIENCES: Teacher will ask the students to get into groups of twos. The teacher will then distribute pieces of paper to each group with facts about Black History Month written on them. Students will be allowed a few minutes to read the facts with their partner. Afterwards each group will be given an opportunity to read their fact to the class. Students will be asked to discuss the fact and look for any unfamiliar words. The teacher will distribute a word list sheet and instruct the students to write these words on their word lists. The students will then use the dictionary to look up the meaning of the words.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE: The teacher will distribute a semantic map to each group
and instruct them to record the facts about Black History Month that they can remember on
the map.

CLOSURE: Teacher will call upon selected students to share some of the facts with their classmates.

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES: Students will be asked to complete a quiz on Black History Month.

Reading Comprehension Lesson

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Alecia Green-Archibald
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Reading Comprehension Lesson
Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: The ant and the grasshopper
 
Description: At the beginning of the class the teacher will introduce the topic for the day and inform students of the objectives for that class.
Students will then be asked to view and read the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper in the Rainbow Readers book 2 page 18. This story will also be projected on the whiteboard in the classroom.
after reading the story the teacher will allow students to sit together in pairs to discuss the story paying attention to the main characters and their attitudes towards life . Then relate their findings to their own lives.
Teacher will then explain the procedure for implementing the fish bowl activity following the procedure below:
1. Select a Topic
Almost any topic is suitable for a Fishbowl discussion. The most effective prompts (questions or texts) do not have one right answer or interpretation, but rather allow for multiple perspectives and opinions. The Fishbowl strategy is excellent for discussing dilemmas, for example.
2. Set Up the Room
A Fishbowl discussion requires a circle of chairs (“the fishbowl”) and enough room around the circle for the remaining students to observe what is happening in the “fishbowl.” Sometimes teachers place enough chairs for half of the students in the class to sit in the fishbowl, while other times teachers limit the chairs further. Typically, six to 12 chairs allows for a range of perspectives while still giving each student an opportunity to speak. The observing students often stand around the fishbowl.
3. Prepare for the Discussion
Like many structured conversations, Fishbowl discussions are most effective when students have had a few minutes to prepare ideas and questions in advance.
4. Discuss Norms and Rules
There are many ways to structure a Fishbowl discussion. Sometimes teachers have half the class sit in the fishbowl for ten to 15 minutes before announcing “Switch,” at which point the listeners enter the fishbowl and the speakers become the audience. Another common Fishbowl discussion format is the “tap” system, where students on the outside of the fishbowl gently tap a student on the inside, indicating that they should switch roles. See the variations section below for more ideas about how to structure this activity.
Regardless of the particular rules you establish, make sure they are explained to students beforehand. You also want to provide instructions for the students in the audience. What should they be listening for? Should they be taking notes? Before beginning the Fishbowl activity, you may wish to review guidelines for having a respectful conversation. Sometimes teachers ask audience members to pay attention to how these norms are followed by recording specific aspects of the discussion process, such as the number of interruptions, examples of respectful or disrespectful language being used, or speaking times (who is speaking the most or the least).
After completing this activity students will be giv...

USING POPULAR FAIRY TALE CINDERELLA TO TEACH LITERACY

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: RACQUEL ROSE-TAYLOR
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USING POPULAR FAIRY TALE CINDERELLA TO TEACH LITERACY
Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: READING COMPREHENSION
 
Description: Teaching/Learning Activities
1. Students make predictions using pictures and scenes.
2. They draw conclusion about story before reading.
3. Students identify words on Flash Cards.
4. Students read story practicing word attack skills to unlock troublesome words.
5. Students reread story more fluently.
6. Students watch short video of story highlighting main idea.
7. Students summarize in one paragraph the main idea of story.
8. Students enact key scenes.
9. Students divided in 2 teams- A & B
10. Team A sit in Fish Bowl
11. Team B stand around fish bowl.
12. Team A reflects on story giving their views of open ended questions.
13. Team B responds to questions giving their views.
14. Each Team required to draw conclusion highlighting the central message in their public announcement.
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