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    • 1. Welcome to Semester Two
      Lesson Planning and Literature Circles
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      The term’s schedule
      You will be with your original instructor in the small group
      The schedule of classes and special events . . . questions?
      Research Study--Jimmy
    • 3. Readings from Professional Journals
      English Journal
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    • 4. Red Maple/White Pine
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    • 5. Ontario Library Association
      we are asked not post to the blogs and/or list serves that are intended for the K to 12 students’ participation. 
      Red Maple--user name maple10: http://www.accessola.com/redmaple2010
      White Pine--user name w10pine:
      http://www.accessola.com/whitepine2010
      Password for both: FOREST2010
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    • 6. Lesson Planning
      What is my narrative of lesson planning?
      What is your narrative of lesson planning?
      What are the critical elements?
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    • 7. My narrative of lesson planning
      Considerations of the larger context
      what is the course?
      what are the topics? concepts? ideas?
      Focus on the smaller aspect
      What has gone on before? Who are the students? What do they need to know?
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    • 8. My narrative of lesson planning
      Brainstorming
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    • 9. (c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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    • 10. My narrative of lesson planning
      Brainstorming
      Search for materials to support ideas
      e.g. readings, illustrations, websites
      Consider learning activities
      Finally organizing lesson plan and PowerPoint
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    • 11. What do you see as the important elements of a lesson plan?
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    • 12. (c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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    • 13. (c) 2007 brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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    • 14. These models represent different ways of thinking about planning—you need to think about how plan/create/learn best and develop or choose a model for planning. (Even if you have to transfer it to someone else’s template later.)
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    • 15. Engaging Minds: Changing Teaching in Complex Times
      Focal events—artifacts and activities intended to gather and focus learners’ attention.
      Recursive process—ongoing and emergent.
      Emphasis on preparation rather than planning.
      Think collaboratively.
      Lesson Planning is a thought experiment.
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    • 16. Thought Experiments
      an occasion to think through possibilities for particular activities, with particular students in particular contexts
      may involve templates, be freely structures or adapted
      supports dynamic and complex possibilities
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    • 17. Questions to consider
      Who am I teaching?
      Special considerations and accommodations?
      Contextual details that will influence events?
      What do I hope will be learned?
      How might different theories of learning inform the learning?
      What resources will I use and how might they influence the learning?
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    • 18. Remember
      There’s a big difference between wonderful lesson plans and wonderful lessons.
      Learning is dependent on but never determined by teaching.
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    • 19. What would be your pick?
      List several novels that you believe most high school students should read before they graduate.
      Pick your top two or three.
      Turn to the person to your right and compare lists. List top 3.
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    • 20. Creating the Canon
      a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine : the formation of the biblical canon.• the works of a particular author or artist that are recognized as genuine : the Shakespeare canon.• a list of literary or artistic works considered to be permanently established as being of the highest quality : Hopkins was firmly established in the canon of English poetry.
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    • 21. Literature Circles
      Resembles book clubs or groups
      Peer-directed
      Encourages choice and meaningful engagement
      Groups are more responsible for their own learning
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    • 22. Who are Our Readers?
      How do you read?
      What do you read?
      Where do you read?
      What do you read?
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