Lesson Plan Reflection

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Reflection Paper The lesson plan that I did for the assignment has many of the 12 principles put forth by Rod Ellis in Teaching English as a Second Language. Additionally, the lesson’s objectives are specifically chosen relating to some of the 12 principles. I chose several different teaching methods/approaches for my lesson as students in an actual classroom can benefit from a variety of methods and approaches.
Lesson Objectives For my lesson plan, I have three lesson objectives. The first objective: Follow directions and use learned vocabulary in completing a task is essential for students to complete the tasks in the lesson plan. The principles of Rod Ellis, the opportunity to interact in the L2 and opportunities for output are key components
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In the 1st activity, students write out their own original sentences from the vocabulary. Additionally, in the 3rd activity, students write out their own letter to request a letter of recommendation. Even in the 2nd activity, students work with others in completing a task. Principle 7 is applied in many parts of the lesson. In the lesson, I have tried to have various activities that cater to the different learning style of students. I have done this by having both group work and individual work. Some students are more comfortable working with others. Also, in activity 1 the students are moving around the classroom. For some students the physical movement, helps them absorb information better. Principle 9 is applied in many parts of the lesson. I have students’ complete free production in activity 3, where they are writing an original letter. Assessment can be measured by whether the task is completed. In activity 1, the students are completing a controlled production information gap exercise. The teacher can also assess the students’ understanding when filling in the blanks and the subsequent sentence writing using the new vocabulary. Principle 10 is applied in the activities in the lesson …show more content…
In all the activities, the teacher gives an abundance of input for the students. For example, the first activity, the teacher’s handout enables the students to learn the target vocabulary. In the subsequent activities, the teacher’s tasks allow the students to gain extensive knowledge of how to finish the assignment. Additionally, the students will get input from themselves in the group activities. Principle 6 is applied in some of the activities in the lesson. Instruction that ensures learners focus predominantly on meaning is highlighted in the lesson plan. Students are taught in working on the task how to complete it. Students must focus on the meaning especially when following directions. Principle 2 is applied in the lesson plan. Seven of the twelve principles by Rod Ellis, are apparent in the lesson plan preceding the reflection paper. Having in mind many of the principles when constructing an activity or lesson plan is crucial to ESL teachers. Instructors can provide their students with better instruction by following the principles. In the future, I will try and keep in mind the principles and organize my lesson plan

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