They will learn the use of highlighting and annotating techniques required to prepare the final draft outline on the chart papers. A slide presentation will be shown as recapitulation for the students’ using the visual technique as well.
Classroom Diversity and Differentiated Instruction: This lesson will incorporate individual work presentation of the previous assignment. The response of different students to the question: ‘What do you want to know about Walter Dean Myers?’ will be a reflection of the various and diverse ethnic, cultural and academic levels of the class. Each response will be acknowledged and encouraged to have a differentiated class room discussion environment. Students showing lack of interest would be gently encouraged and would be bound to participate in the classroom discussion, hence drawing a maximum learning incorporating Piaget’s theory. Students will be informed of the importance of being attentive to other view points.
The students will participate in a classroom discussion on the author. All students will give their input. The teacher reinforces the importance of being attentive to each others’ viewpoint, and gives a brief insight into highlighting and annotating techniques to be implemented individually by each student. The students will listen and take notes carefully as the teacher reads out the biography. The students will see the presentation slide on the Biography of Walter Dean Myers.
This lesson plan will inculcate the trait of attentiveness in the students.By paying attention to the responses of other students about the homework assignment each student will broaden his/her schema about Walter Dean Myers.The students will then listen carefully as the teacher reads the biography.