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Adriana Villanueva

ELED 4100
Lesson Analysis
In order to prepare for this lesson, I looked over the teachers manual from My Math.
The manual provided me with an outline for my lesson, and also helped me identify the objective
of my lesson. My lesson was on writing a number sentence to solve addition problems. Since
this was a Kindergarten lesson, I searched for engaging activities and resources to include. I
have made it a habit to avoid strictly following the scripted lesson provided by My Math, and
rather use this script as an outline. To help me organize the sequence of my lesson, I prepared an
online Prezi presentation. This presentation would also prove to serve as a visual aid for my
students.
Even though I did put a decent amount of time into preparing my lesson, I do not feel that
I put enough thought into it. During my lesson, I notice that most of my students were tuned
out. My lesson was very well-organized, but it proved to be unengaging for most of my
students. While I was in front of the class teaching, I even grew bored of my own lesson! This
could largely be due to the fact that there was too much teacher talk, and not enough student
input.
Compared to another lesson that I presented this semester, my math lesson was very
lacking. According to the summative assessment, most of my students were able to meet the
lessons objective. However, I feel that the objective was just met, and not mastered. For my
lesson, I wanted my students to realize that they could tell stories about people and objects
using number sentences. I even included a video about a pirate telling stories while using
addition number sentences. Even though the students appeared to enjoy the video, they failed to
grasp the big idea of the video.

Another major deterrent that was present in my lesson was my lack of classroom
management. While I was teaching this lesson to the afternoon kindergarten class, many
students failed to remain on task. The students were seated at the carpet during most of my
lesson, and some of the students became very rowdy. Some students were making inappropriate
noises, and one of the students that were chosen to write a number sentence on the white board
proved to take control of the teacher! I instructed the student to draw objects on the white board
and use those objects to create a number sentence. After the student drew the objects on the
board, she quickly erased them even after I had told her not to. I feel like this student proved that
it was possible to control the teacher, and my entire class went up in an uproar afterward. I will
definitely have to figure out different strategies for dealing with management issues. Luckily,
this situation cant be seen on the video!
While presenting my lesson, I was able to closely follow what I had originally included in
my lesson plan. The Prezi presentation that I created provided me with a guideline to follow.
Also, I had enough time to include all of the activities that I had planned for this lesson,
including enough time for my students to complete their summative assessment. After watching
the video of my lesson, I realize that I did not include a closure. My lesson appeared to abruptly
end, and I did not review any of the concepts with my students before ending the lesson. This is
an important element of my lesson, and I have to make sure not to leave it out.
My lesson included a lot of formative assessments during my lesson, and one summative
assessment at the end. During my lesson, I was able to observe if students were attentive while I
was giving the presentation. In order for the students to fulfill the lessons objective, it was
important that students paid attention for the instructional portion of the lesson. At the end of the
lesson, I had students complete a summative assessment. The summative assessment required

the students to draw turkey feathers on a turkey, and then write a number sentence illustrating the
number of feathers on the turkey. It appeared that most of the students were able to complete
this assessment with little assistance from teachers. In regards to the summative assessment, I
believe that the morning kindergarten class was able to perform better than the afternoon class.
After looking over the students finished products, it was clear to me that the morning class had
put more effort into their assessment. The feathers that the students drew on their turkey handout
corresponded with the number sentence that they wrote on their paper. Many of the students in
the afternoon class were not able to meet this requirement.
I believe that the assessments that I used in my lesson helped me determine if my
students were able to fulfill the lesson objective. However, I dont think that my summative
assessment correlated with the rest of my lesson. During most of my lesson, I was trying to
teach students that they could tell stories using number sentences. Looking back now, I feel
like my lesson would have been more successful if my summative assessment required students
to write a number sentence to tell a story. I will definitely have to make sure that my
assessments and the content of my lessons are strictly related in my future lesson planning.
Even though I did not write out differentiation strategies on my lesson plan, I did include
some differentiation during my lesson. When the students were asked to share something that
they could write a number sentence about with a classmate, I had to provide some students with a
prompt. Most of these students were ESL or ELL, and they required additional instruction in
order to successfully participate. I also recognize that my lesson would have been more
successful if I had included more differentiation. My summative assessment was the same for all
of my students, but it did not appear to be too much to handle for any student. However, this

also meant that my assessment proved to be too easy for some students. Perhaps, I could have
included extension activities in order to differentiate for my advanced students.
Overall, I believe that my lesson was effective in some ways, and ineffective in others.
Most of my students were able to successfully write an addition number sentence by the end of
my lesson. However, I did not feel that my lesson was very engaging for most students. In order
to make sure that all of my students are engaged during my lesson, I will have to reduce the
amount of teacher talk. I could do so by asking more open-ended questions and including
activities where my students can actively participate. I will use what I learned from teaching this
lesson in order to improve my lessons in the future.