Collaborating with peers provides opportunities to gain multiple perspectives in order to enhance instructional plans.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Observe your mentor teacher implementing an ELA lesson that includes literature. Take note of the multiple ELA strands that are included in the lesson (reading, writing, listening, speaking).
Following your observation, review your “Book Walk Lesson Plan” with your mentor. Discuss how your mentor would revise the lesson plan to be more effective, and what your mentor would add to the lesson to address other ELA strands. Discuss with your mentor how he or she incorporates multiple ELA strands, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, into instruction.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
In 250-500 words, summarize your observation and discussion with your mentor:
What ELA strands were included in your mentor’s lesson? How effective was the inclusion?
What feedback did you receive from your mentor? How will you use this to enhance your lesson plan?