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Interview Lesson Observation Ideas?!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by roseanne1097, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. roseanne1097

    roseanne1097 New commenter

    I have an interview coming up soon and it's my first one so I'm so nervous that I can't even think! All I've been told is that I can do any subject, but the lesson needs to be based on a book. I'm going to be teaching in Year 4.
    Does anyone have any ideas that I can get some inspiration from?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    What book (suitable for that age) do you love?
    What subject do you feel most confident teaching?
    What LO (look at the NC and pick one) will you be teaching?

    Once you tell us all that, we can help with some ideas.
    digoryvenn and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Yes you need to 'narrow down' your options.
    My advice was always to start from your lesson objective, so have a look at the Year 4 Curriculum objs and choose one from there. Using ctob's suggestion as to subject area. Then decide on a book and activities.
    digoryvenn likes this.
  4. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

  5. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

    Good luck!:)
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  6. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

    I'll add that lesson objective needs to be made really clear to the children.
  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Or, at least, really clear to the observers! ;)

    (Cynical? Moi? :p)
    celago22 and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  8. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Decide what you want them to learn and work backwards from there.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  9. goofygoober

    goofygoober New commenter

    I had a similar brief for an interview last year. I worked from 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.

    The objective was punctuating speech. I put the first part of the book on powerpoints with pictures, up to where Lucy meets the Faun. I asked for volunteers to read, to gauge who the more confident readers were, and noticed who really didn't want to read. Then I isolated the paragraphs where the children are bored and talking about what they could do. I showed a slide where the speech punctuation was removed, and had the children discuss what was missing, why it was hard to follow etc. I went through the simple rules for speech punctuation.

    The children then had to write a short conversation between Lucy and the Faun. I had prepared some sheets with the characters' pictures and lines to write on. I also prepared some sheets with big pictures and speech bubbles in case there were any children who couldn't access the work.

    I got the job, so it must have gone ok. I've got other jobs in the past too by doing speech punctuation in the interview lesson - it's a solid, technical skill which can easily be linked to a text, so not a bad choice. Not saying this is what you should do, of course, but maybe it'll give you some ideas! Hope this helps...
  10. goofygoober

    goofygoober New commenter

    Whoops, realised this thread was from ages ago! Oh well, it might help someone in future!
    freckle9 likes this.

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