Select one lesson, if permitted at your field experience placement site, that you developed for this course and teach it to students in a grade-appropriate classroom.
· Reflect on your experience as part of the Field Experience Observation Record, including revisions that you would make to the lesson based on the experience.
· Write a reflection summarizing your observations. Include the following:
o How the teacher organizes for instruction.
o What teaching method theory is being used, as described in Chapter 1 of the text.
o Examples of effective teaching practices.
o The nature of the print environment; would you consider it print-rich?
o If the students appear to be active learners.
o Determine what has influenced the teacherâ??s organization for literacy instruction.
To approach solving this assignment, you will need to actually teach this lesson, or visualize teaching this lesson. Visually walk through the lesson, and think about what problems the students might have with the lesson. These are the potential problems you will want to discuss. For example, some students in first grade might have trouble looking up terms in an age appropriate dictionary. You will probably have to actually teach dictionary use, and alphabetization to help them find the words. Or, find the words yourself, and tell the students which page they are on. This might be one potential problem with the lesson when it is actually taught.
How the teacher organizes for instruction.
Materials are laid out for the lesson component that will be taught, and for the next part as well, in case students finish early and need to move on to the next portion. The room is set up with desks in one section, and a large rug for story time. A computer is nearby. A white board is at the front of the room for vocabulary and instruction notes.
What teaching method theory is being used, as described in Chapter 1 of the text. EDIT this to match your text descriptions! This lesson is teacher-centered, and student-centered, depending on which lesson component is being taught. There is individual student work, and small group or pair student work, again depending on which lesson component is being used. It is constructivist, in that activities are hands-on, and activities build from one to the next.
Examples of effective teaching practices. Using different modalities (differentiation) is ...
A model sample response to recording an observation of an administered reading lesson to early years class, with OTA alanysis of the lesson taught.