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  1. PeachesCat

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    I am a social worker for over 20 years. I was accepted into the NY State Fellowship program. I must prepare a lesson plan and teach something for 5 minutes.

    Suggestions please!
     
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    For what age group and in what subject are you preparing the lesson?
     
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    It can be any age group. I was thinking about gearing it towards a second grader and have it focus on reading. I will bring in household objects (cup, stuffed cat etc.) and make flash cards with the word of the object and three others with the incorrect word... and the person would have to match the word with the object... maybe break it into teams ala family feud.
     
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    Personally, I think that's considerably underestimating 2nd graders. That sounds more like an activity for kindergarten or 1st grade, although it doesn't have that much 'teaching' quality. It's more of an activity for them to do. Do they actually have to see you teaching something?
     
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    Yes, it has to be teaching... is there a way I can use the activity and teach at the same time? Hold up the object with a flashcard with the name of the object on it and have the "students" say what it is?

    I really have no clue what to do...
     
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    I agree with the other poster...I think that activity is geared more towards kindergarten. Plus, you're not really teaching them anything.

    I've got an idea, and feel free to take it or leave it. Right now in first grade, I'm teaching the students about the "magic e". Like, the word "hat" has the short a sound, but when you add the magic e to the end of it, it makes the a say it's name and becomes "hate". After you've taught your "students" this, you could put a list of words on the board (or use those letter magnets if you have them - kids love those!) that have the short a sound - plan, pan, can, man, fat, mat, etc. and have the "students" volunteer to say the word, add the magic e, and say what the new word is.

    Just a thought. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!!
     
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    Wonderful! Thank you so much! I really appreciate this!!!!
     
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    The magic e would be for first grade?
     
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    Yep, we just did that with first graders last week!! Good luck!
     

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