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Observation Form1

Date: ________________________

VOCABULARY: Write down what you noticed about the pacing of the lesson. Also,
record what you noticed the teacher do and the children doing while the instruction
was taking place.

INTERACTIVE READ ALOUD: Did you hear accountable discussions happening?


Record what you heard?

WRITING WORKSHOP : Try to discern the parts of the lesson by scribing what you
hear. (I’ve written down some key words to help signal you to the different parts of
the minilesson.)

• Connection: Yesterday we were working on…

o Teaching Point: Today I want to teach you…

• Teaching: When I write…

o Demonstration: Watch me as I show you how I…


Observation Form2

Did you notice how I…

• Active Engagement: Now it’s your turn to try it…

I noticed…

• Link: So today and everyday…

Writing Conferences: Use the table below to write down what you observed
during three writing conferences. Also record the compliment and the teaching
point you heard me give each student.

Student’s Compliment: Teaching Point: My Observations &/or


Name: Thoughts About the
Conference:
Observation Form3

READ ALOUD: What did you notice about what the students were doing during the
read aloud? Record your observations below.

READING WORKHSOP: Try to discern the parts of the lesson by scribing what you
hear. (I’ve written down some key words to help signal you to the different parts of
the minilesson.)

• Connection: Yesterday we were working on…

o Teaching Point: Today I want to teach you…

• Teaching: When I read…

o Demonstration: Watch me as I show you how I…

Did you notice how I…


Observation Form4

• Active Engagement: Now it’s your turn to try it…

I noticed…

• Link: So today and everyday…

Additional Thoughts/Questions/Ideas:

We’ll debrief about what you noticed at lunch or during a prep period.