Hello everyone! I applied for a job as an 8th grade Language Arts teacher, and had my first interview on Wednesday. On Friday evening I got a call from the school inviting me to give a sample lesson to a class of my potential students on Monday. The interviewers, of course, will be observing. I'm a bit nervous because I'm a recent college graduate without classroom experience, so I'm hoping that by placing my lesson plan here, some more experienced teachers could give me feedback. I'd be very grateful! Here's what I've got: I'd begin the lesson with a quick introduction and a vocabulary activity. The vocabulary words and their definitions would be displayed on the board through the LCD projector, and the students would write them down and come up with a unique sentence for each. After that, I would ask a few students to share one of their sentences so that the students would have two examples sentences for each word. These words would be taken from 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe, which we would read in class. One student would read a sentence out loud, followed by the student sitting behind him/her, so that each student will have had multiple turns by the story's end. Following the reading, I would lead the class in a literary analysis exercise. I have a story frame worksheet that we would fill out together to guide the class discussion. It covers main character, setting, cause and effect, etc. My back-up activity if I run out of time is to divide the class into groups or pairs to create storyboards, for which I have a template. Does this sound like a reasonable sample lesson? How could I improve upon it? Should I scrap it altogether? All feedback will be appreciated!