Entry #2: Date and Time: Friday, February 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (3 hours) Task/Activity: Students in both classes started off the class by taking their weekly spelling test. Following this, both classes examined prose-constructed responses completed by fellow students (although responses were kept anonymous). Students would then work in groups to grade the response according to PARCC standards. The class would then come back together as a whole, with each group discussing the grade they gave the response and why. Mrs. Lanza would then reveal the grade she gave the response, hoping that each group fell within one point value and had relatively the same constructive criticism to give.
10) The following instructional strategies used in the properties of multiplication lesson: • Modeling- The teacher wrote on the board what she wanted the students to write in their math journals. This was appropriate for third graders to help them develop note taking skills. • Arrays- The teacher drew various arrays on the board to demonstrate how to solve the mathematical sentences. This is a strategy that is used in teaching elementary math to give students a deeper understanding of multiplication. • Independent practice- Students were given several different problems to solve on their own.
Abstract Writing is a very important skill that needs to be taught, developed and assessed for elementary graders. For each of the learning skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), there are many ways and strategies that educators can use to develop their students’ learning. In this study, I'm targeting to pay teachers' attention to learn more about (6+1 Traits Writing Strategies) which are: (Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation). Using traits in ESL elementary classrooms will encourage students to write better and will provide them with remarkable writing experiences. In this study, I’m going to open teachers’ eyes to our children's ability of writing and development process
In the case of the name Maisy, as in the case of other words, this student demonstrated an awareness of visual cues. Visually tracking her reading, this student also demonstrated an adeptness in tracking reading from left to right and top to bottom, and as a skilled reader would, this student took initiative, using her understanding
She used the block activity and the activity where students find their own objects and measure them to find their area. First, Ms. Kapeller modeled the activity and put the equation to find the area on the board. After a few round, she took the equation off of the board and did the activity again and the students had memorized the formula when she asked the class as a whole. She repeated her instruction several times so if some verbal student leaners needed to hear it again they could and she also had a power point available for the visual
Students will be able to answer and discuss questions about the book la forma de las cosas/the shape of things. Language and Literacy/Academic Language Reading: I will read La Forma de las Cosas by Dayle Ann Dodds to the students. Students will read the vocabulary words in House Shapes Worksheet. Writing: Students will be asked to label the shapes in their house by writing the first letter of the name of the shape or by writing the name of the shape. Listening: Students will listen to the teacher read the story and ask questions about the shapes in the book.
Finally, all materials that are presented to the class contain an image to direct students’ attention to important details. This symbol has been utilized throughout the school year, so students are aware of its purpose prior to this lesson. To specifically aid the English Language Learner present in my classroom, the student will be supplied with a diagram of the story framework and additionally summary notes of each chapter to aid her while independently reading. More so, to aid the Special Education student in my classroom, the student will be supplied with a diagram of the story framework and annotated notes of the text chapters. Both specialized learners will receive electronical notes of group large group discussions, taken
Accelerated reading offers a number of proven benefits to participants. It provides for authentic assessment, significantly contributes to improving reading scores and develops higher order thinking skills via the assessment, recognizing the achievement of the students. The program combines the reading of popular and rich literature with computer-based comprehension tests to provide inspiration for students to read books of higher quality and to read more in general. In addition, the accelerated reading software manages the records of the student to keep track of reading performance, which gives parents and teachers valuable information to evaluate motivation and reading comprehension
Each lesson was different and had different instructions, but the material was the same. On the first day that I observed the students had to complete a short worksheet. Half of the piece of paper was a short story called, “Sam the Snowmen”, and the other half was questions the child had to complete about the story. The teacher made them read the story three times, and to keep track of that number, the students filled in a star after each time they read it. It was also pajama day at school.
This was to help students understand that written language is meaningful, gain an understanding of text structures, and see what fluid reading looks and sounds like (Bainbridge & Heydon, 2017). The purpose of the read-aloud was also to help students work on the three receptive dimensions of language and literacy(Listening, Reading, Viewing). Along with the read-aloud, students were to bring in an artifact to share with the class. The purpose of this was to help them relate their lives to the story. When students see a connection between themselves and a character, they seem to enjoy reading more than when they do not see a connection.