Hi - i teach year 3 and am being observed on Wednesday. I'm in phase 2 of a narrative unit at the moment and thought "powerful verbs to create impact/suspense" would be a great lesson. My class are used to VC~OP lessons and we have a display using the super hero theme. My problem is that although i feel i am a good teacher I've had a few confidence knocks and where i once could say I've only had good/ outstanding lesson observations my nerves get the best of me and have recently been seen to be satisfactory with elements of god. Obviously I am anxious to improve and would love to get a good observation under my belt. My problem is that i am so anxious to show what i can do i tend to over complicate the lesson. What i am looking for help with is ideas to get the children really motivated and activities that don't include the tired old "change said to a powerful verb!" I'd be really grateful for any suggestions.