Friday, February 19, 2010

It's A New Semester - Here Are The Elements of A Satisfactory Lesson!

1. Teacher monitoring student entrance into the classroom. Stating expectations at each major point of a lesson.

2. Aim, & Do Now,
previous day's homework plus an indication of the expectations
3. Motivation of 5 minutes in the form of a visual, audio selection, journal entry, or connection to the lesson
4. Mini Lesson in which the skill is modeled, and the content is discussed
. Students repeat the information.
5. Distribution and explanation of the rubric and/or handouts
6. Explanation of the group work, or differentiated instruction with designated group roles. Steps should be pre-posted on chart paper, or transparency, on PowerPoint, or on a handout
7. Monitoring the progress of the students by taking anecdotal notes as to who is exceeding expectations, meeting expectations and who is below expectations

8. Students respond to or use questions from Habits of Mind and Blooms Taxonomy to share out core understandings that build toward answering the aim
. Enrichment is provided.
9. Final summary provided by the students either verbally and with an EXIT PASS. Pupils either repeat, or elaborate on the answer to the aim
10. Homework assignment reinforces and builds on the skill acquired in the lesson.

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