Sonya Summey
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:09

I love how the students have been to a local zoo recently and the teacher takes from that experience and interest in animals to base the lesson off of. I also like how the board has a visual reminder of what the students learned the day before and what will be covered that day. I know that would benefit me as a student. This lesson is not too challenging and sets the students up for success with the teacher's guidance. I think that all of the students would have fun discussing facts about cats. The students will also feel proud of the completed story at the end of the week. This lesson practices a lot of skills including writing, using prior knowledge, and critical thinking at a level that is excellent for first grade. My only concerns are how the students are paired up. Yes, it can be very beneficial to pair up a student who is high and low achieving; however, will the student who is at a high level do all of the work and not teach the low achieving student? Students who are good at something does not directly mean that they are good teachers. Depending on the students, I would be cautious of who is paired together. There are pros and cons to it, but as long as there is variety of pairs in other lessons it could be a good option for this one.
You all did a great job on this lesson. It is very thorough!

  • CCCTI Cohort Lesson Plan Wk 4 - Angie Helton, Fri Jun 19 22:14
    Sarah Baier, Britt Hatcher, Angie Helton, Amy Hildebran
    • CCCTI Lesson Plan Feedback - Rachel Caldwell, Sat Jun 20 12:18
      I really enjoyed your lesson plan and the description of the class and procedures. If I were to walk into your classroom after reading this lesson I would know exactly what to expect from the room... more
      • RE: Rachel Response - hildebranak, Sat Jun 20 18:19
        Thank you so much for your input Rachel. Your advice will definitely help us as we transition from student to teacher. I know I need all the advice I can get and welcome all of it.
    • Re: CCCTI Cohort Lesson Plan Wk 4 - hinesjd, Sat Jun 20 11:17
      Hey, I love yall's lesson plan. I really like how you have the teacher giving freedom to the students to come up with ideas about the picture based on the prompted questions. I also like how you have ... more
    • Feedback - Sonya Summey, Sat Jun 20 11:09
      • Re: Sonya's Response - hildebranak, Sat Jun 20 18:23
        Thank you too, Sonya, for your feedback. I have enjoyed this process of getting feedback for our lesson plans as we haven't been in a classroom where we have used our own lesson plans. Your group has ... more
    • CCCTI Lesson Plan Feedback - Allison Powers, Fri Jun 19 23:28
      Good job CCCTI! I liked that you included a description of the way your stduents's desks would be arranged with an explanation. I can tell this was well thought out. I also liked that you tied it... more
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