Parts of Speech Recognition: Lesson Plan Report
At the end of the lesson, the students should have learned how to recognize the different parts of speech and be able to apply them correctly.
They should be in a position to follow instructions, both oral and written
They should have developed their vocabulary and English language fluency.
Worksheets, writing materials, charts, English grammar textbooks
Standards Addressed & Expectations of the Student
The standards addressed in this lesson are applications – K.S.1.1, comprehension – K.S.1.2, and demonstration – K.S.1.3. The students are expected to apply the lesson content in both their written and spoken grammar. This is one of how they can demonstrate their understanding of the entire lesson topic.
When setting the lecture stage, the teacher is supposed to ensure that the classroom is arranged in a way that he/she can access every student without having to move around the classroom. All students should also be in a position to see the blackboard without obstructing each other. The teacher should then inform the students of the benefits of participating by saying something like, “this is the best lecture you will ever get and any active participation will be rewarded adequately.”
Give the students a one hour lecture on the topic while they take their notes. Before the lesson, the teacher should provide the students with reading materials which they are expected to go through during their free time. In class, the main activity will therefore be to explain the ideas to them. The pre-reading should ensure that they can understand and ask questions on areas where they did not understand. It also gives the teacher an easy time in class in that he/she works with the assumption that they have the general idea of the whole lesson content.
As for the demonstration, the teacher should require the students to listen as he/she gives the lecture and identify parts of speech from his/her voice. They should write down their findings as this will give the teacher an overview of whether they have understood or not. They should document these findings in the charts at the end of the lesson for future reference and hang these charts around the classrooms.
Check for Understanding
To determine whether the course content has been well understood, the teacher should give the students a worksheet comprising of the lesson’s content. The teacher should come up with a list of different parts of speech and ask the students to classify them into their respective categories. From this, the teacher will be able to know the extent to which the lesson has been understood as well as the areas that need to be attended to further. Finally, the teacher should provide the students with individual assignments to be done before the end of the class so that he/she can be able to gauge independent performance.
One of how the teacher can monitor the performance of the students is to ask them individual questions and reward the correct answers. As a result of this, the students will be motivated to be more attentive during lectures to earn the teacher’s rewards. When evaluating the assignments, he/she should indicate comments such as Very good and good for those performing well and work harder for those who are still lagging.
When ending the lesson, the teacher should call upon some of the bright students in the class to summarize what they have learned during the class. This should be followed with a token of say Candy, chocolates, or any other small to motivate the students. From this, the others will be challenged to be attentive in class so that they also obtain the chance of receiving a token and being praised by the teacher.
To assess the independent practice, the teacher should provide the students with a test assignment with a submission deadline such as before the day ends. This assignment should be comprehensive of the entire lesson content and through this, the teacher will be able to gauge the individual performance of the students. The students who submit their assignments first should be rewarded as well as those who perform better than the rest. The main idea here is to give the students an incentive to work hard on their assignments and submit them on time while at the same time try their best to score high marks.
The most important idea in classroom learning is to capture the attention of the students. There are many ways of doing this, but giving approval comments and rewarding is not applicable (Kohn, 2001). The teacher should find a way of ensuring that all students get equal attention to boost the ego of those who are slow in learning. The idea of rewarding participation materially is not appropriate, since the students who are not in a position to get tokens might end up being psychologically locked out of the classroom.
New teachers should therefore develop motivational methods that involve all the students in the classroom (Mueller, 1998). Through this, all students, irrespective of their learning capacities will be able to participate hence encouraging them to develop a personal learning incentive.
Kohn, A. (2001). What Factors Influence Student Motivation?, New York, NY: Academic press.
Mueller, C. M., (1998). Intelligence Praise Can Undermine Motivation and Performance. Journal of personality and social psychology, 75, (2) pp. 33-52.
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