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Comprehension focus lesson observation

Discussion in 'Primary' started by ladylilac, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Hi, I've got a lesson obs next week and the focus is comprehension, anyone any wow ideas on how to make it a good one? I'm currently lacking in any ideas so any help would be greatly appreciated. Its a year 2 class and I will probably focus on a non fiction text about animals.
    Many thanks in advance
  2. Bump

    Anyone any ideas please?
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Firstly don't feel it always has to be all singing/dancing. If the children make progress during a lesson it's a good lesson, so that's your main focus.
    The challenge of making it outstanding has to come from your imagination, how to stimulate those particular children whom, of course,you know much better than we do.
    Think how children could demonstrate their understanding of the text in creative ways- not just discussing/ writing the answer to comprehension questions.
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    What is the learning objective? How will you know they have met it?
    What will your role be in the lesson and ensuring they move on in learning.

    Once you have thought through your lesson in that way, whatever you do will be fine.
  5. Agree with previous poster - be really clear what your learning intention is - are you going to do a shared reading session with follow up group work? You could split class into co-operative groups each with a different task and for plenary bring them back together to share. Take a deep breath and plan it clearly - don't worry too much about you (easier said than done) the focus really is on the children... what have they learned as a result of what we did today. If you're using a factual book you could focus on finding information, content page, index, accessing information not having to read from p1 to end etc. Follow up groups could take a section each, find out answers to key questions and present back to class.
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