Part 1: Mini-Lesson Plan

Use the data received from the “Clinical Field Experience B” pre-assessment to complete the “ELA Mini-Lesson Plan” template. Be sure to incorporate the chosen book identified with your mentor teacher to create ELA activities in your mini lesson plan. This mini-lesson plan will be administered to the selected group of students to support instruction to meet the selected standards.

Your mini-lesson should include.

Grade level, ELA standards, learning objectives, description of the unit the field experience class is currently learning
Book that can be used to create ELA activities appropriate for the identified students.
Instructional strategies that encourage students to apply listening, speaking, and writing skills OR apply personal opinions toward the interpretation of texts.
A 100-150 word description of the ELA learning activity that is directly related to the data received from the pre-assessment
Formative Assessment (to be created and administered in Clinical Field Experience D)
Part 2: Mini-Lesson Plan Implementation

After completing the “ELA Mini-Lesson Plan,” share it with your mentor teacher for feedback. Provided permission, teach the mini-lesson plan to the small group of selected students. During your lesson, ensure you are answering questions from your students, asking questions that support critical thinking and problem solving, and observing the understanding from each student. (This might require formative assessments before, during, and after the lesson to determine understanding.)

If you are not able to implement the lesson, speak with your instructor for an alternate assignment.

Speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, use any remaining time to seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher or another teacher and work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom. Your mentor teacher must approve any hours spent observing another classroom environment.

Part 3: Reflection

In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon mentor teacher feedback related to your lesson plan, as well as lesson delivery. Identify successes of your lesson plan delivery as well as areas of potential growth. What accommodations, if any would you implement during testing to meet the needs of diverse students? Be sure to explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.

Part 1: Mini-Lesson Plan

Grade Level and ELA Standards:
The mini-lesson plan is designed for students in [Grade Level], focusing on the [specific ELA standards] for this grade. The chosen ELA standards align with the objectives of the current unit that the field experience class is engaging in.

Learning Objectives:
The learning objectives of this mini-lesson are to:

Develop students’ comprehension and analytical skills by exploring the themes and literary elements of the selected book.
Enhance students’ communication skills by encouraging them to discuss their interpretations and personal opinions about the text.
Foster critical thinking and problem-solving abilities through engaging activities related to the book.
Book Selection:
The chosen book for this mini-lesson is [Book Title], which has been identified in collaboration with the mentor teacher. This book is not only age-appropriate for the students but also relevant to the unit they are currently studying.

Instructional Strategies:
To promote holistic language development, this mini-lesson employs strategies that integrate listening, speaking, and writing skills. Students will participate in group discussions where they can share their opinions and interpretations of the text. Additionally, they will engage in a creative writing activity that allows them to delve deeper into the themes and characters of the book.

ELA Learning Activity:
The ELA learning activity directly corresponds to the data received from the pre-assessment. Based on the assessment, which indicated varying levels of understanding and skill, students will be grouped accordingly. For example, students with advanced comprehension skills will tackle more complex discussion questions, while those needing support will engage in guided discussions with targeted questions. The creative writing activity will encourage students to imagine an alternative ending to the story, promoting both creativity and analytical thinking.

Formative Assessment:
A formative assessment will be created and administered in Clinical Field Experience D. This assessment will evaluate students’ comprehension of the book’s themes, characters, and literary elements. It will also gauge their ability to articulate their interpretations and opinions effectively.

Part 2: Mini-Lesson Plan Implementation

Upon completion of the “ELA Mini-Lesson Plan,” it will be shared with the mentor teacher for valuable feedback. If granted permission, the mini-lesson plan will be taught to a small group of selected students. Throughout the lesson, the focus will be on addressing student questions, fostering critical thinking, and ensuring understanding through formative assessments.

Part 3: Reflection

In reflection, the mentor teacher’s feedback will be summarized and considered with regard to the lesson plan and its delivery. Successes will be identified, such as students’ active engagement in discussions and their creative contributions to the writing activity. Areas for potential growth might include adapting discussion strategies to accommodate diverse learning styles.

In terms of testing accommodations for diverse students, if needed, modifications such as extended time or alternative assessment formats will be implemented. The insights gained from this experience will be instrumental in shaping future professional practice. Utilizing a variety of teaching strategies and adapting assessments to meet individual needs will be key takeaways from this reflection, enhancing my effectiveness as an educator.

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