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Vowel Diagraph

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Dainty Hannah
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Vowel Diagraph
Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Helping students to understand word pronunciation wit two vowels walking together
 
Description: • Students will visit the football field and observe the outdoor environment. After observing they will make a list of all the things they see in their books. The students will be asked to share their findings with the class.
• The teacher will ask the students what a vowel digraph is and give them time to respond. The students responses will be analysis and the students will be encouraged for their participation.
• The teacher will write the definition on the board and students will copy it in their books. The students will then observe each word in their books and take out the one that has a vowel digraph.
• Students will work in groups and create a list of 10 words with vowel digraph. These 10 words will be use to make a presentation for the previous class. The students will find the meaning of each word, atleast 3 synonyms and 3 antonyms of each word then use the word in a sentence.
• The grade 8 and 9 students will use their prior knowledge of the meaning of the word vowel digraph and create a word list of adjectives with vowel digraph. These words will be use to help students to understand adjectives better as well as to be able to identify adjectives.
• The students will think of a word write it down and then use the dictionary to find out if the word is an adjective. The students will write the meaning of each adjective they find. Students will get familiar with each adjective by playing tag.
• Each child will be tagged with a word and they will have to tell the meaning of that word and use it in a sentence on the spot with the use of dictionary. The teacher will tag each child.
• The students will create a song or poem with each word for home work.

Analysing characters using Fish Bowl Strategy

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Tracey Hinkson
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Analysing characters using Fish Bowl Strategy
Students’ age range: 08-10
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Analysing A Story
 
Description: Five children will enter the inner circle and discuss the focus question “Do you think that Fern should have saved Wilbur’s life? Would you have saved Wilbur’s life?
• Two students (moderators) will have a list of additional questions to help the discussion to move along. They will keep time of the circle session to ensure that each child has participated.
• The teacher will observe students to determine if they have any difficulty explaining their opinions or need help to clarify anything.
• One chair is always vacant to give the students the opportunity to enter or leave the discussion quickly.

Batteries and Cells

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Patrick McDonald
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Batteries and Cells
Students’ age range: 16-18
Main subject: Technology education
Topic: Batteries and Cells
 
Description: Questioning
Practical: Making sketches

Sequencing Pictures to tell A Story

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Allison Bend
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Sequencing Pictures to tell A Story
Students’ age range: 06-08
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Sequencing
 
Description: Teacher had students view a brief clip with persons in disarray as well as those performing actions in logical order. This was done to make students aware of the topic to be discussed. Random students were then be chosen to demonstrate to the class steps they take when performing certain actions, for example cleaning shoes, dressing oneself and so on. Teacher asked students to recall what was done at various stages using transitional words- then, first, next, after. Through questioning, students were then asked what they think would be the result if various steps were taken before others. The teacher then, through questioning, illicited from students that actions must be done in order or in a particular sequence if they are to make sense.
The fishbowl strategy would be utilised, where students would be given a paper with an activity, and given an opportunity to discuss what steps should she taken at which points. Teacher will observe students as they engage in discussion. Students will also be observed as they work cooperatively in pairs to arrange picture cards in order to tell the story shown. Students will also be given the opportunity to share with classmates the story shown by the cards.

Use of Language and Characterization

  • 25 April 2018
  • Posted by: Joye Ritchie
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Use of Language and Characterization
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Evaluating how word choice is used to develop characters
 
Description: Whole Class Discussion - Teacher will use a seres of guided questions to get students to think about word choice and the kinds of words used to describe the main characters; Small Group Discussion: Each group is given several words and will discuss their effectiveness with regards to developing the characters; Small Groups will dramatize their selected words to demonstrate who important they are in understanding a specific character. Whole Class Evaluation: Students will then critique each performance and evaluate whether or not they now have a better understanding of the character. Independent Learning: Students will evaluate how the juxtaposition of words help to reveal specific characters by connecting the discussions and dramatizations.

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