My Reflection On Reading And Writing

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The two subject areas that I chose to complete my back to back lessons on were reading and writing. There were two major factors that went into my selection. The first was that there are only two times during the day when two lessons are taught back to back. The first is reading and writing in the morning and the other is social studies and science in the afternoon. Because I had already taught lessons in the science and social studies areas, I decided that it would benefit me more if I chose something different. The other factor that assisted my decision is the fact that I feel reading and writing are my two weakest subjects, both teaching and as a student. It seemed obvious to me, that if I wanted to get better in these areas I should practice when possible.
The two lessons that I put together were whole class lessons. I tried to use the
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When the required twenty minutes was up we moved into our writing lesson. The idea was to stick with the non-fiction theme and teach them how to write an information text. I chose to do a lesson about “What am I good at.” I felt that the time that I had to complete this lesson, twenty minutes, I didn’t have time to require them to write about something that they would have to research. From earlier classes that I have taken at USC, I knew that using the knowledge that the students’ already possessed was the best place to begin. Just like the reading lesson I opened with a class discussion on what information text was and how it was different from fictional writing. I also used this time to demonstrate what I would do if I were given the task to write something about what I was good at. I tried to demonstrate what my thinking would be and show the students what I would do if I were in their place. I used the SMART board to create a graphic organizer and did all my thinking out

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