After modeling some lessons for Johnathan, he quickly adapted the lesson to his own style and has been following the basic lesson plan model in his other classes. He teachers 6 classes of introductary English, so is able to teach the lesson, reflect on it, and then improve the lesson for on the next group of students.
English is a new languge for students once they move into the secondary school at Pukllasunchi Colegio, since in primary school, students are taught in Quechua, the ancient language of the Andes.
|The lesson began with students brainstorming the names of the various rooms in a house. Johnathan wrote the names of the rooms on the whiteboard, both in Spanish and in English.|
|Practicing some classroom management techniques we talked about, Johnathan effectively used proximity to not only monitor student behavior, but to also check for student understanding of the lesson.|
In our free time, Johnathan and I talked a good deal about the process of planning a lesson. With English language learners (all students for that matter) the use of visuals in the lesson is critical. Vocabulary development in English, using lots of visuals, is key for these students to successfully learn....