help with lesson please

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  1. TamiJ

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    I am doing my student teaching, and my supervisor is coming in on Friday. I am trying to finalize the lesson. Background info: We have started a unit today which involves the reading of a ver short story. Then, students (in groups) began creating posters. There are 8 groups, 4 poster templates, and each group is assigned a specific poster to create. The groups are creating posters, which are: the 5w's (who, what, where, etc.)-Poster 1, vocabulary (word-meaning-and visual representation of the meaning)-Poster 2, Description of the beginning, middle, and end-Poster 3, and a statement about whether the character's action was a good choice or poor choice, including three reasons to justify that statement.

    So, each group creates one of those posters. They present on Friday. What else should I do with it? The information is basic and simple. I was thinking to use the poster presentation as a review of the story, and after presentations, I will give students questions that require higher level thinking. Does this sound ok? Or, are there other suggestions as to what I should do after the groups present their posters? Please help!
     
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    Does your S want to see a lesson? What you describe sounds like supervision of student presentations.
     
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    It was ok with my supervisor. He said he was interested in seeing how I conduct the class.
     
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    Oh, but this was a three day lesson, so he is watching it on the last day...
     
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    That was to you, Loomistrout...
     
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    Ah - now I understand. Whatever you decide try to involve as many students as possible.

    During each group's presentation what will the rest of the class be doing? Sitting, passively? How about a question paper for each where they write their level of questions as students present? Could also write a critique of presentation.

    During questioning how many will respond - one at a time? How about whole class writing ANSWER (Jeopardy! style) which fits level of question to go with it on back of paper. Can go step further and add categories, $ amounts, and divide class - one team against other. Presenters can be judges.

    Bottom line: during most "class discussion" no class is involved. It is typically one teacher questioning one student.
     
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    Those suggestions sound great. Could you tell me more about the students writing a critique and/or writing questions as groups present. Do they write as the groups are presenting? When would they ask these questions?
     
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    I'm sure you have a rubric, TamiJ. If not, I'd create one before students begin work on the project and presentations.

    Best wishes for success!

    Diane
     
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    Thanks, Diane. Yes, I do have a rubric created for the project. :O) Thanks!
     
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    Critique might be a prepared handout:
    1. The _____ group did the following correctly
    2. A newspaper would title presentation ______
    3. I could use information from presentation to ______

    Questions

    Bloom's Taxonomy could be used or modified
    1. Recall
    2. Application
    3. Analysis
    4. Synthesis
    5. Inference
    6. Predict

    * Instead of class writing questions they write answers as group presents. After they read answers and group attempts to match answer with type of question

    Example: George Washington
    Recall
    George is likely to make a great soccer coach.
    Infer/Predict
     
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    Thanks so much! I taught this lesson yesterday. What I did was class presentations, and students took notes, writing atleast two facts per presentation, and turned that in afterward. After the presentations was a quiz. I put the questions on the projector, read the questions to the class, and then they spent the remaining time answering the questions, independently, on a piece of paper. My supervisor said that he was so impressed and that what he saw was really unique. He told me that my school had been a crisis school, and that many of the classes were not well managed, that the students ran the classrooms, but that in my class I am in control. I was so happy to hear his kind words. :)
     
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    Congrats on the great lesson and positive response from your supervisor!
     
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    Thanks! It made me feel so good. I am abslutely loving teaching... It is one of the greatest things I have ever experienced, although I must say it has been a roller coaster of events and emotions... I am loving the experience... :)
     
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    Congratulations Tami!!!
     
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    Thanks!
     

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