Monday, 31 January 2011

Lesson Plans For Teachers

Bingo Lesson Plans For Teachers
Many K-12 teachers have introduced bingo into their lessons, and are using the game to assist them in teaching a wide variety of different subjects including English, foreign languages and math.
In educational variants of bingo, the teacher plays the part of the bingo caller, and the students are each given a bingo card (although you can also put students into groups if you want). Here are some ideas for using bingo in lessons:
* Bingo can be used to help teach reading an English. Bingo cards might be printed with letters or words, and students might be required to find the letter that begins the teacher's bingo call (phonemic awareness bingo), that is the sight word read out by the teacher (sight word bingo), that matches a definition given by the teacher (vocabulary bingo), or matches a part of speech clue given by the teacher, such as "an adjective beginning with P" (parts of speech bingo).

* Bingo can be used to help teach math. In this case the bingo cards can be printed with numbers (although generally not the usual bingo numbers) or with math problems. In the latter case, students must not only check off squares on their bingo cards, must write in the correct answer to each square. * In French, German, Spanish and other language classes, bingo cards can be printed with words chosen from that language, which students must match up to English words read out by the teacher. You can also do this the other way round, so students must English words to foreign language bingo calls made by the teacher. Teachers are hired to be present in the classroom throughout the semester. As we all know teacher conferences and even illness can happen where the teacher have to leave the students in the hands of, well a substitute.
During these times, teachers who are aware of their absence can plan in advance by providing folders and lesson plans to assist the substitute throughout the day. Create a lesson plan that does not directly relate to what you are teaching. Students can create a self-opinionated essay or review an article. Students can perform these individually or with partners. # 3 - Teacher-created worksheets that might be considered fun
Be prepared and get your emergency lesson plan together today!
However you are required to turn in lesson plans, make sure that you have clear objectives, goals, and a way of evaluating the students and assessment.
Objectives are general and goals are specific.
Instructional devises, teaching resources, and assessment should be linked to your objectives.
When thinking of a good objective, pay attention to the students that the objective is intended for and the type of performance you want. One objective I used in an English lesson was "Students will list and describe each step of the writing process."
A good objective includes good verbs. Passive words make your objective appear weak. Avoid the use of such phrases as "Students will realize..." or "Students will enjoy..." Phrases such as "Students will be able to compute..." or "Students will be able to list..." are much stronger and make for a better objective.
After you have created your objective, think about your lesson plan procedures. Procedures are the body of a lesson plan. A basic lesson plan has three parts: the opening, developing of the lesson, and closing. The opening of you lesson should be motivational and engaging. Some other great ways to open the lesson is with maps, models, or a demonstration.
When developing a lesson it is never a good idea to assume what a student does or does not know. It is important to spend some time early in the year discovering what prior knowledge your students have. This strategy is invaluable when trying to assess what your students know.
If you state the lesson objectives, students will have a better understanding of what is expected of them and what direction you are going to go in during the lesson.
As you go through your lesson you may consider such procedures as explaining how the day's lesson relates to other lessons, use a graphic organizer to show the important points of the lesson or by reading material. Procedures are the portion of the lesson where you are teaching and students are learning.
You may have students summarize lesson points or have them engaged in an activity.
Self-evaluation is a good way to improve your lessons and overall teaching.


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