Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Analyzing the Author's Craft - Section 2: Introducing the Objective and Guided Practice


     One of the nice aspects of working with the Master Teacher Project is the amount of professional growth it has afforded me.  Not only do I get to watch videos of myself and reflect on my teaching, I also have the opportunity to work with my coach who also offers me feedback.  As she was reviewing this lesson she wanted to push me even further with my questioning strategies and I couldn't agree more with what she said. 

     She suggested that I change my questioning strategies in future lessons.  Instead of asking more than just yes and no questions she wanted me to ask questions such as "Why do you think this is the main idea?  What sentences support this main idea and why?"


    She even suggested I ask follow up questions even when my students would respond correctly.  Having students justify their thinking when correct is just as important as rethinking incorrect ones. It's nice having another person evaluate your work. I have come a long way in my questioning strategies this year, and now that I have ways to improve I will definitely implement these suggestions in future lessons.



  Improving My Questioning Techniques Even More
  Adjustments to Practice: Improving My Questioning Techniques Even More
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Analyzing the Author's Craft

Unit 5: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Sharks
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze how the author writes their story in order to get ideas of how to structure their own piece of expository writing.

Big Idea: The more we read, the more ideas we get for our own writing. So let's start reading!

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English / Language Arts, Writing Process, Writing, Nonfiction (Reading), informational text, Main Idea and Deta
  45 minutes
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