I believe that a well prepared lesson is extremely important in maintaining classroom management. In a K&E class, preparation is vital. This Here is an example of a successful lesson for a Knowledge & Employability math class. I found that I needed to modify my typical lesson plan format to order to accommodate the different skill levels and attention spans. ~ Michael
|Lesson Title/Focus||Complementary & Supplementary||Date||November 12|
|Subject/Grade Level||Math: 10-4||Time Duration||65min|
|Unit||Shape & Space (Transformation)||Teacher||Michael|
|OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES|
|General Learning Outcomes:|| Students will:use visualization and symmetry to:
use variables and equations to express, summarize and apply relationships as problem-solving tools in a restricted range of contexts.
|Specific Learning Outcomes:|| Students will:
|Differentiated LEARNING OBJECTIVES|
|LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED||MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT|
|Introduction||Time: 5-6 min|
|Attention Grabber||Display complimentary angle joke from SMART Notes. Students are already familiar with acute angles.|
|Warm-up or settle-down activity||Settle-down activity: As this is a double period (before lunch/after lunch), students are typically more restless. If students are having trouble concentrating after the attention grabber, give them a min or two to talk to their neighbor and talk about the long weekend. Then raise hand to get class attention.||2 min (if needed)|
|Set Expectations||During class we will learn a new game. Each round we will add a new rule to the game. It is important that you watch carefully if you want to win! <Show students the prizes>|
|Define Lesson Objectives||Today we will learn about two different categories for angles. We will also learn to play a new card came.|
|Transition to Body||In carpentry, construction, design, and engineering, there are two very important angles: Straight lines and right angles. We’ve already learned about these, now we will learn how to classify them.|
|Body||Time: 50-55 min|
|Learning Activity #1|| SMART Notes:
Definitions to remember:
|Assessments/ Differentiation:||Pause during notes and examples. Go around the room to those students who typically miss directions and help them one on one.|
|Learning Activity #2||Practice time:Note: If student attention level is low, or if students are struggling with the concept, take the break now.Hand out the formative assessment. “Here is a short practice sheet with problems you would expect to answer if you had a job in carpentry.” You can work alone or ask a teacher or a friend for help.||15 min|
|Assessments/ Differentiation|| The practice page will be too difficult for some of the students. Go around to those students and pick just a few for them to do. Instruct them to raise their hand when they have finished so you can check their work and give them a few more if needed.
|Youtube video: Complimentary & Supplementary.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO20ZgUzlc0“Here is a short video to help remember the differences between complimentary and supplementary angles”||3 min|
|Learning Activity #3|| “Free the Joker” – Algebra Card GameStudents divide into groups of two. Each group gets a deck of cards. Make sure the jokers are set aside.One student will place the Joker and a few other cards on the mat.Rule for student creating the board:
Rules for student freeing the joker: Level 1
Optional: Add up the values of the cards on the other side of the mat to discover the value of the joker’s bail.
Level 2: Fractions
Note: If students run out of cards they can make their own extras.
|20 min or until 6 min of class remain.|
|Assessments/ Differentiation||If students are understanding the game and find it too easy, add level two.|
|Closure||Time: 5-7 min|
|Reflection of Learning:||Exit slip: Two hits and a miss.List two things you learned today, and one thing you found hard to get.||4min|
|Feedback From Students:||How would you rate the game? Give me 1 finger for easy, 2 for medium, or 3 for hard.|
|Feedback To Students||Positive reinforcement for the students who preformed or behaved well during class. Thank them, and invite everyone to improve for the second half of class.|
|Transition To Next Lesson||Meet back here after lunch! We’ll add another level to the game, and learn about coordinate grids.|
|Sponge Activity/Activities|| If needed:Run a copy of:
Students sometimes like to take a vote. Dragon box requires less class energy.
|Reflections from the lesson|
- Practice positive reinforcement?
- Interact with each student?
- Include applications to real life employment?