Hi guys, I went on an interview today and it went pretty well. They invited me back to do a demo lesson...yay! The only thing is, it's tomorrow morning! I could use some advice and help. Here are the requirements and details: 1. It must be a 3rd grade, Reading/Lang. Arts lesson, and I may choose any one objective on which to focus 2. It must be 10 minutes long 3. I will be "teaching" the lesson to a panel of 5 interviewers (various teachers/administrators) as if they are third grade students Ok, so here is my plan so far. I wanted to choose a very simple, straightforward objective that would be easy to introduce and teach within 10 minutes. The objective I chose is "Identify whether the narrator or speaker of a story is first or third person." I was planning on giving an introduction and teaching what first/third person means. I was then going to read from a few sample books and have the "class" sort them into first and third person and collectively make a list of hints (words/pronouns) that help to tell us which one it is. Does that sound ok? It's not the most dazzling, creative lesson, but I've done a video demo lesson before and it got rejected. Mostly, I think, because I think I tried to get too creative and just got carried away. This time I wanted something very focused, very straightforward, but am still going to brighten it up with my enthusiasm I do have a few things I'm stuck on though. 1) How am I supposed to incorporate independent/guided practice into this lesson? Obviously, I would have the students work independently on the topic, but how would I do this within 10 minutes? They instructed me to bring any handouts, but I'm not sure if I should actually give the interviewers time to complete the handouts...? 2) I use questioning a LOT, but I'm not sure how to do this with a panel of administrators. Ex: I might ask for a volunteer to narrate a sentence in first-person, but are the administrators going to answer and participate as the kids would? I'm assuming yes, but I'd really hate to get up there and start asking questions only to have them stare blankly back at me! What do you think?