Class Demographics: Reflection On The State Of Elementary Schools

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Class Demographics The unit on the seasons was taught to a Kindergarten Mixed SEI classroom. The class has 10 designated ELL students that are all Pre-Emergent in proficiency. The other 10 students in the class are native English speakers. The class is designated through the state of Arizona as Mixed SEI to aid the ELL students in developing their English proficiency.
Lesson One
Lesson one was an introduction to the season of the year. The TESOL goal for this lesson was Goal 2, Standard 2; to use English to achieve academically in all content areas: Students will use English to obtain, process, construct, and provide subject matter information in spoken and written form. Lesson one was taught through the use of class discussion and video.
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The TESOL goal for this lesson was Goal 2, Standard 2; to use English to achieve academically in all content areas: Students will use English to obtain, process, construct, and provide subject matter information in spoken and written form. This lesson began with a class discussion. The class talked about what they knew about spring. The teacher filled out the “what we know” and “what we want to know” portions of the class KWL chart. The class then moved on to listening to a story about spring. To reinforce what the class had just read students then watched another Brain Pop Jr. video; this time on spring. The lesson concluded with the class completing the “what we learned” portion of the whole group KWL chart. The lesson modifications for this lesson could have consisted of more writing practice for the students. The students could have filled out their own KWL chart using pictures and …show more content…
The TESOL goal for this lesson was Goal 2, Standard 2; to use English to achieve academically in all content areas: Students will use English to obtain, process, construct, and provide subject matter information in spoken and written form. Lesson three began with a review of the class KWL chart on spring. The class watched the Brain Pop Jr. video for spring. For this lesson students created dictionaries were introduced. The teacher modeled how students would use their dictionaries. The teacher then modeled tracing the vocabulary word and drawing a picture that helped students remember what the word meant. Students were then given time to complete the selected word. The class worked one word at a time until all eight spring vocabulary words were completed. The modification that would have been beneficial to this lesson would be made to the dictionaries. In addition to preprinted words for students to trace, the image could have been inserted next to the word. This would have allowed lower students to simply color the image associated with the word. This lesson focused on vocabulary development through writing

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