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HELP!! 30 minute lesson ideas- in a PRU

Discussion in 'English' started by msv, May 23, 2011.

  1. msv

    msv New commenter

    Hey ladies and gents!
    Hope someone out there has a bright idea.. ?
    I'll be having an interview in a PRU and i've been asked to teach a 30 minute GCSE lesson to year 10s- it can be on absolutely anything!! (That's the difficut bit!)
    Has anyone ideas on what I can teach within 30 minutes?
    There'll only be 5 students however they're all around E-G!
    Please help :(
     
  2. msv

    msv New commenter

    Hey ladies and gents!
    Hope someone out there has a bright idea.. ?
    I'll be having an interview in a PRU and i've been asked to teach a 30 minute GCSE lesson to year 10s- it can be on absolutely anything!! (That's the difficut bit!)
    Has anyone ideas on what I can teach within 30 minutes?
    There'll only be 5 students however they're all around E-G!
    Please help :(
     
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    If you've got a free choice then choose something you've done before and really enjoyed. You can show enthusiasm for the subject and have experience of how to tackle any misunderstandings or difficulties they may have. In an interview it is far better to show confidence with something you know well than tackle a completely new lesson plan.
     
  4. msv

    msv New commenter

    You're right- I appreciate your advice, thank you.
    I was thinking of doing something on descriptive writing- maybe similes and metaphors, nice and easy!! They can understand what the are, identify them and create their own. Not sure if that's too easy though!! Arrgh!!
     
  5. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    The Poetry Archive is always a good place to look for inspiration.
    This is their page on metaphor:
    http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/glossaryItem.do?letter=M&id=8079
    And simile:
    http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/glossaryItem.do?letter=S&id=8081
    The pupils will probably have encountered the terms before many times - your challenge will be to show progression from earlier exposure.
    This is a rather nice video clip of 'Guess' and has images as well as the words on the screen:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/berlie-doherty-guess-poem-only/6459.html

     

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