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  1. 1. Welcome to Semester Two <br />Lesson Planning and Literature Circles<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />The term’s schedule <br />You will be with your original instructor in the small group<br />The schedule of classes and special events . . . questions?<br />Research Study--Jimmy<br />
  3. 3. Readings from Professional Journals<br />English Journal<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Red Maple/White Pine<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Ontario Library Association<br />we are asked not post to the blogs and/or list serves that are intended for the K to 12 students’ participation. <br />Red Maple--user name maple10:<br />White Pine--user name w10pine:<br /><br /> Password for both: FOREST2010 <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Lesson Planning<br />What is my narrative of lesson planning?<br />What is your narrative of lesson planning?<br />What are the critical elements?<br />6<br />
  7. 7. My narrative of lesson planning<br />Considerations of the larger context<br />what is the course?<br />what are the topics? concepts? ideas?<br />Focus on the smaller aspect<br />What has gone on before? Who are the students? What do they need to know?<br />7<br />
  8. 8. My narrative of lesson planning<br />Brainstorming <br />8<br />
  9. 9. (c) 2007 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />9<br />
  10. 10. My narrative of lesson planning<br />Brainstorming<br />Search for materials to support ideas<br />e.g. readings, illustrations, websites<br />Consider learning activities<br />Finally organizing lesson plan and PowerPoint<br />10<br />
  11. 11. What do you see as the important elements of a lesson plan?<br />11<br />
  12. 12. (c) 2007 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />12<br />
  13. 13. (c) 2007 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />13<br />
  14. 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.)<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Engaging Minds: Changing Teaching in Complex Times<br />Focal events—artifacts and activities intended to gather and focus learners’ attention.<br />Recursive process—ongoing and emergent.<br />Emphasis on preparation rather than planning.<br />Think collaboratively.<br />Lesson Planning is a thought experiment.<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Thought Experiments<br />an occasion to think through possibilities for particular activities, with particular students in particular contexts<br />may involve templates, be freely structures or adapted<br />supports dynamic and complex possibilities<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Questions to consider <br />Who am I teaching?<br />Special considerations and accommodations?<br />Contextual details that will influence events?<br />What do I hope will be learned?<br />How might different theories of learning inform the learning?<br />What resources will I use and how might they influence the learning?<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Remember <br />There’s a big difference between wonderful lesson plans and wonderful lessons.<br />Learning is dependent on but never determined by teaching.<br />18<br />
  19. 19. What would be your pick?<br />List several novels that you believe most high school students should read before they graduate.<br />Pick your top two or three.<br />Turn to the person to your right and compare lists. List top 3.<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Creating the Canon<br />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.<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Literature Circles<br />Resembles book clubs or groups<br />Peer-directed<br />Encourages choice and meaningful engagement<br />Groups are more responsible for their own learning<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Who are Our Readers?<br />How do you read?<br />What do you read?<br />Where do you read?<br />What do you read?<br />22<br />