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Lesson Assessment - Thoughts on my plan?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Furni78, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. I have just been given my 30min lesson subject for this weds for 20 year 6. The subject is -

    Mystery Theme: Learning Objective : Can I use descriptive language to bring a setting to life?

    I am planning to discuss what a setting is and why it would be good in a mystery theme (ghosts, murder/crime setting etc)

    Then I was going to give 2 literature examples - one of the examples is this extract below, that I found on the Literacy Strategy - does anyone know what it is or where its from (just first part below!)?

    "The wind whipped the snow across the roads. Already you could barely see anything in front of you. It was too cold to be out. The snowstorm blindfolded the town, muffling the world in white silence."

    Then i was going to talk about senses, words and adjectives, similes etc to create a setting.

    Their exercise was working in pairs, I am giving them a picture of a setting (spooky wood, narrow land, school corridor etc) and asking them to come up a scene. Self assesment to finish off.

    Thoughts on this? Anyone got any comments or suggestions of things to improve?

  2. K_Bey94

    K_Bey94 New commenter

    If it's only 30 minutes, I'd maybe focus in on what particular features of description 'bring the setting to life'. Sounds like you're asking quite a lot of them, they need a clearer focus or direction. You could focus your 30 minutes on personification for example. Discuss what verbs are, how they could be incorporated into personification. Differentiate by asking how they can expand personification sentences; different sentence openers, adverbs etc.

    You could give them an assortment of verbs and features of the setting and get them to match up the appropriate ones to get them warmed up (i.e. wind - whistled through, rain - ran down the window) and then for the main task get them to look at a setting and come up with personification for the place? Just my idea.
    LuluLincoln85 likes this.
  3. DYNAMO67

    DYNAMO67 Lead commenter

    It is your lesson plan. not ours. On jobseekers they make a point of not offering advice. They want to see you, not what you can garner from a internet forum. TRUST YOURSELF.
  4. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    Dynamo, this is the trainee teachers forum. Trainees only have a small amount of experience on which to base any trust in themselves. I don't think there's any harm in someone asking for comments or suggestions about a lesson idea they have come up with. He (or she) has thought about the task, come up with something he thinks will work, and is now seeking advice from those more experienced about whether it will work. If people give advice, he can learn from it, teach the improved lesson, and be given feedback about that too - double the learning.
    LuluLincoln85 likes this.

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