Lesson Frameworks

Creating a Predictable Lesson Framework

One of the difficulties for integration students (and their classmates) is making a transition from one activity to another.
One strategy that may be helpful for teachers is to create a predictable framework that is repeated each lesson for a week or a cycle that can be communicated with a picture or word schedule.

Ideally each lesson should include 4 to 6 activities. This will depend on the subject as in Art for example one activity would be more than sufficient.

Possible Types of Activities

Reading
Writing
Listening
Speaking
Vocabulary
Sequencing
Pragmatics
Literacy
Numeracy
Communication
General Knowledge
Life Skills
Creating
Fun and Games
Word finds / Word Puzzles
Shapes and Spatial Management
Drawing
Construction
Movement

ESL Cycle 4 demonstrates how I will use a very familiar pattern every lesson (in Kennedy's Wiki) with the content of the activity changing as he requires it to change. I have provided about 10 activities for him to do in a lesson. Many of the online activities such as the interactive library books have a limitless supply of new books. Naturally some are better than others but what I want him to do with them will usually be the same.

Spelling Words

- write out the new words
-answer questions about them to make the words relevant

Vocabulary building

- using a worksheet from the Lewis and Lewis site we will work on categorization
- play the 'spinner' game

Video

- retell a story
- extract meaning from a visual source and paraphrase

Written Work Sheets

- Not all work has to be generated on the wiki
(But it should be recorded)

Reading

- using the online library to find a book
- use the content of the book to develop a sequencing activity

Puzzle

- Link into readwritethink and student inter-actives for an activity

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