2nd grade demo lesson

Discussion in 'Second Grade' started by luv2teach415, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. luv2teach415

    luv2teach415 Companion

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    Hi everyone. I have a 30 minute demo lesson this week with a second grade ELA class of 18 students. I was told they have done a bit of poetry (color and acrostic poems). They are also starting nonfiction where they have to make their own nonfiction books. They have a basic understanding of nonfiction features.

    I have an idea to read a short nonfiction book on some type of an animal (I was thinking a butterfly for spring). Then I was going to group them up in maybe groups of 3 and have them fill in a blank butterfly picture with words that describe a butterfly and possibly color it. Each group would then have their own butterfly shape/theme poem. Is this too much to get done in 30 minutes? Anyone else have any other ideas?
     
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  3. giraffe326

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    Labeling and coloring is not something I would include in a demo lesson :2cents:
    If they are focusing on nonfiction, I'd probably come up with a lesson on text features.
     
  4. RainStorm

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    I second what giraffe said -- I would avoid coloring. Why not teach about photographs and captions -- which are an important part of nonfiction?
     

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