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Overview:
The purpose of this lesson is for High Intermediate to Advanced adult ESOL students to learn new vocabulary, practice reading, and hone their conversation skills while learning about the use of the penny in the United States.
Subject:
English Language Arts
Level:
Adult Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan
Author:
Date Added:
01/28/2016
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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Joanna Stratman
on Jun 02, 03:37pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Strong (2)

If taught again, I would include some historical information about the penny to provide some context to the students (when it was first produced, why is it copper, etc). I would probably add a listening activity where I would read this information and the students would answer questions by listening for the answers.

Joanna Stratman
on Jun 02, 03:37pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Superior (3)

The materials worked really well. The students especially enjoyed the reading activity (number 3) because it provided reading/listening/writing/speaking practice and was about an interesting subject matter to them (money!)

Joanna Stratman
on Jun 02, 03:37pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

Next time, I will create and include a rubric for each student's speaking assessment. It would be easier to compile assessments if I had a rubric to go with it. It was easier to assess students based on their writing samples because I could take my time to read them. The debate went very quickly and it was difficult to keep up as every student spoke.

Joanna Stratman
on Jun 02, 03:37pm Evaluation

Quality of Technological Interactivity: Limited (1)

Students were encouraged to use iPads and computers as dictionaries, but there could have been a larger technological component to the lesson. Next time, I will have students type their writing samples, so they can practice writing and using technology at the same time.

Joanna Stratman
on Jun 02, 03:37pm Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Superior (3)

I thought the exercises and materials were clear and answer keys were provided. There were activities that covered speaking, listening, writing, and reading, so many skills areas were covered with this lesson. It also offered a debate, which was great for students to have to articulate their opinions in a timely matter.

Joanna Stratman
on Jun 02, 03:37pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Superior (3)

Students had to: think critically and solve complex problems, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, and apply discrete knowledge to read-world situations. Many students were very interested in the topic matter and wanted to know more because they felt money is an important aspect of every culture. Learning more about it on a deeper level made them feel more integrated in the culture.

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Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter2.5 (2 users)
Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching3 (2 users)
Quality of Assessments2 (2 users)
Quality of Technological Interactivity1 (1 user)
Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises3 (2 users)
Opportunities for Deeper Learning3 (2 users)

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