Lesson Plan help...

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  1. peachacid

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    Hello all.

    I am a reading specialist; I push-in to a third grade classroom in the morning, and I work with different groups, ostensibly on Guided Reading, but we do many other literacy-based activities.

    I was recently informed that I need to submit lesson plans two weeks in advance, and I am really struggling with writing them.

    For example, this is what I want to do with one of the groups, for one of the twenty minutes I see them:
    "Students will re-read text. They will then partner up and create a short story about another thing Danny and his Dinosaur might do. They will use a graphic organizer to help them."

    I feel like I am a failure because I don't know what more to write. I know there is supposed to be an objective and a purpose and all that...but what is it? Objective: have students re-read text...etc. Purpose? For them to read and write?

    Help! Also, what resources have actually HELPED you do this?
     
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  3. kacieann

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    Are the students rereading the text for fluency or comprehension? This is where you would get part of your objective from. Are you having the students write a short story to help with inferencing or writing? These are some of the questions that you can ask to figure out your objective.
     
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    Do you have a format to follow for your lesson plans? If not, maybe you could search for something that would give you more of a guideline.
     
  5. Hoot Owl

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    Are you supposed to submit them using an on-line Grade Book or a regular lesson plan book? What do the other teachers use? Don't isolate yourself, ask your colleagues what they use.
     
  6. Miss.H

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    I am from Australia so my planning my differ. But I would use the following headings.
    Activity :State what the actual activity is (one or two sentences)
    Objective: What do you want the children to learn from the activity.
    Duration: How long the activity will go for.
    Organisation: wholeclass/ small group / pairs or individual
    Overview:
    Dot point EXACTLY what the students have to do. Even add in what questions you may ask.
    Reflections: This is to be completed after the activity is implemented. To reflect on whether you thought the activity was a success or not and what you can do next time to improve on your teaching.
    If you want more info just PM me.
     
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    Oh and I would also add in any assessment that you may be doing with that particular activity.
     
  8. Bumble

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    I noticed that you are from Philadelphia. If you teach at a public school you need to incorporate instructional strategies/interventions.
     

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