Demo lesson tomorrow

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  1. msmac21

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    It has been awhile since I posted on here but this year I did two LTS positions in a very high rated district that's difficult to get hired in. I am now in the interview process for permanent position there for this coming school year. I made it to the third round which is a demo lesson. The interview is tomorrow.

    My prompt: compare and contrast a firsthand account and a secondhand account of the same event.

    I am planning on quickly reviewing firsthand/secondhand using a short PowerPoint. Then reading the first account together, letting them read the second in small groups, and comparing/contrasting using a Venn diagram. Finishing up with an exit ticket.

    My question is- how can I add some differentiation to this lesson? I'm already doing the small groups with the second account reading, but is that enough/obvious enough for the panel to see? I only have twenty minutes for this lesson- which seems like nothing!

    :thanks::)
     
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    Could you provide sentence frames for EL students to start filling in vent diagram...maybe have them work with a partner as they fill in chart and then think pair share their answers??
     
  4. agdamity

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    Different exit tickets?
    Low: lost three things you learned about the event from each account
    On level: list two things found in both accounts and two differences from the accounts
    High: same as on level, but also explain why the differences are there

    What grade level is this for?
     
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    It's for fourth grade. Those are both great suggestions, but I have no knowledge of these students beforehand so I don't know what level they will be on. Normally I could figure this out, but I don't know if that'll be possible in a 20 minute lesson...
     
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    What is your exit ticket? You could let students choose between different numbers of answers. For instance, an strong response has 3 answers, a medium one has 2 and an acceptable one has 1, sort of set-up. That way they decide what level they want to aim for.
     

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