Video Reflection Assignment
Due Date: October 21st
For this assignment, you are being asked to reflect on a video of a 4th grade reading lesson on using artifacts/primary sources to infer character traits of a person from history. Please follow this link to access the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERIwByt4xc0&feature=youtu.be
After watching the video, please respond to the following question prompts. Your response to each question should be no more than 2 LENGTHY paragraphs and the total length of your paper should be no more than 5 pages. In your response, please cite evidence from the video and indicate the timestamp when making a specific reference to a section of the video.
From timestamp 0:05 to 17:36, the teacher presents a mini-lesson on using artifacts and primary source documents to infer character traits. What do you notice about how she asks questions as a way to promote deeper learning? What do you notice about how the students respond to these questions? From timestamp 17:40 and 40:09, the students are working collaboratively on the activity. In what way did the classroom layout help or hinder the students’ ability to work collaboratively?
2. Theory to Practice Connection
Based on your responses to question #1, please identify a theory, framework, or benchmark that we discussed in our class and describe how the teacher’s instructional practice aligns with the theory. In your answer, please cite specific elements of the theory, framework, or benchmark that are demonstrated by the teacher.
I HAVE ATTACHED THE THEORIES ETC WE SPOKE ABOUT IN CLASS
3. Lesson Evaluation
As you think about the lesson overall, what did you appreciate and think worked well? For example, how would you characterize the level of student engagement? How effective was the use of technology during the lesson? How effective were students at working collaboratively? How effective was the teacher at achieving the goals of the lesson? In your response, please cite specific evidence to support your claims.
4. Lesson Plan
This was a reading lesson on using artifacts/primary sources to infer character traits of a person from history. Drawing upon course materials please write two paragraphs describing how would you create a follow up lesson for this class?
In your response, please be sure to address the following questions:
What connections do you intend to develop within the lesson that links the lesson to student’s lives?
What strategies will you use to ensure that all students are engaged in the lesson?