Lessons Learned From The Classroom

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During this class there were many different resources and strategies that was introduced that was helpful to me. The grades that was observed were 4th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade. Each and every strategies and resources in all the different grades will be useful to me in my future classroom. There was also students in the classroom that had learning disabilities and I was able to see some of the accommodations and strategies that were used for them. During the observation watching the classroom teachers speak to the students and the different materials that they used was also interesting in the different areas of literacy. There were many different things that was learned from each classroom teacher during their reading period. …show more content…
The lesson was interested for one because all of the students were mainly on the same level. The class was diverse and all the students were able to accommodate themselves independently. The five lessons was based off a fourth grade story An Honestly Fun Camp. The story was interesting and the students enjoyed reading the passage. The passage was short and that also made it easier on the students. The five lessons was taught Monday- Friday in all areas of literacy. Monday was oral language and vocabulary and the students had to pronounce the vocabulary words was given to them and study them. The students also had to match the vocabulary word with the correct definition on the smart board. There was also a word wall that was created for the students to help them continue to identify the words. The words stayed on the wall until Friday. The activity the students did was created a vocabulary book out of index cards with the selective vocabulary words that was given to them. After completing this lesson the students were able to remember the pronunciation of the words and the definition. They enjoyed matching the words on the smart board. The strength of this particular lesson is the students were able to learn the words and definition quickly. The second day lesson was on phonics, word patterns, and word analysis and the students had to break the words up into syllables. This activity was beneficial as well to …show more content…
Even working in the classroom with students that has learning disabilities. I also learned from my mentor teacher is to always motivate your students, by giving them praise. Another thing I learned from my mentor teacher is the importance of a word wall and how much they help the students. I also learned in the classroom how to create a lesson plan with differentiation for students that need extra assistance. Another strategy that Mrs. Bell spoke to me about is letting the students choose book of their own and this will motivate them in their fluency and comprehension. She provided to me that if students are able to choose books that they are interested in they will more interested in reading and can comprehend from them. One other strategy that she taught me that I found interesting was out to set up the classroom. She explained to me that you want to set up the classroom so that everyone is comfortable and they is able to see the board. Also that you do not have students that sits beside each other that likely to distract each other from learning. I never really thought of it like that. Giving specific instructions to the student was also another strategy that she taught me. How you want the students to complete an assignment is the specific instructions that you should give

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