Here is my planning for this lesson.
My goals from previous lessons were
- co-construct SC
- teacher model how to write
- scaffold through prompt
- take a video of lesson as evidence
Next, I introduced our video prompt.
I played it once through, and asked the students to record whatever thought they had about the clip.
After we had brainstormed lots of detail about the character, we then formed sentences which would make a paragraph. I wrote the first sentence for this to show students how we can combine ideas from different people and write it TOGETHER (i.e. teacher modelling).
Here is what we wrote together.
- Using a resource that students all could connect and relate to
- there was a lot of conversation about their own gaming consoles and the games they play
- the character was the same approximate age as the students so they could connect to his daily experiences
- Co-constructing the SC and ensuring students were able to refer back to it and check for themselves if they had achieved it
- Referring back to the WALT throughout the lesson and making sure we only focused on that one aim
- the students made spelling/punctuation/etc mistakes, but I purposely ignored these as it was not the focus of the lesson
- one student also kept trying to jump ahead to the problem section of the narrative, but I kept him focused that we were only writing about the character
- Getting positive feedback from my peers (sometimes teachers don't celebrate each others success explicitly, which did happen today and was awesome to hear!)
- Have a specific vocabulary in mind that students will learn through the lesson - not just using words they already know
- Ensuring ALL the students are equally actively involved (in the lesson one student did say a lot less than others)