Direct Instruction Sample Lesson

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Direct Instruction Sample Lesson

  1. 1. Sample Lesson Plan: Metaphor
  2. 2. Learning IntentionsStudents will understand what metaphors areand how they can be used to develop deeperunderstanding.
  3. 3. Success CriteriaStudents will be able to create metaphors anduse them in lessons to link new concepts toprevious knowledge.
  4. 4. Build CommitmentThe hook that grabsthe attention of thestudents.
  5. 5. The INPUT of the lesson in this case is a videoexplaining metaphorsI will MODEL it with some visual examplesI will CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING usingquestions.
  6. 6. James Geary- MetaphorTED.com
  7. 7. Guided PracticeI will hand out some cards with images and askstudents to create metaphors for their teachingpractice or for something they have learnedtoday.
  8. 8. Metaphors- that is, understanding one thing interms of something else. [..] metaphor is centralto reason [...] Metaphorical imagination isessential in forging empathic connections andcommunication experiences that others do notshare ( Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind)
  9. 9. Some examples for subjects:Science-immune system as armyHistory-Camelot and Kennedys English- Juliet is the sun I.T.- the world wide web Business- bears and bulls
  10. 10. ClosureClear up anymisconceptionsShare learningReinforce major points
  11. 11. Independent PracticeThis is the crucial partStudents need to learn to use the new material inunfamiliar contextsI.e. can you use metaphors in your lessons toreinforce new concepts?
  12. 12. Some resources for lesson planning....Lesson planning- http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/P2_5.phpUnderstanding By Design lesson template-http://www.orange.k12.nj.us/15502098152426393/site/default.aspSample UBD lesson plans-http://www.internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/sample_units_lessons_understanding_by_design.htmSolution Tree- http://www.solution-tree.com/ ( great resources and videosfor PLTs)

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