TPE #8: Learning about Students Teacher understands how children and adolescents typically develop.

The teacher should be able to assess students various abilities through formal and informal methods. Through interactions, learn of students abilities, ideas, interests and understandings. Teachers understand how multiple factors influence students performance, and based on the data they gather, they are able to identify the students who need special accommodations.

Abstract: This lesson is a chance for students to describe themselves. They include their background, struggles, interests, and things that they enjoy. Students create a project and on a poster display the information about themselves so all students can learn about each other and so the teacher can learn about them as well. Students tell of their family, which can help the teacher determine their home life; their likes and interests that the teacher can use to gain their interest; what they don't like in school which can tell the teacher what will be a challenge for the student.

Rationale: By learning about students from their perspective, the teacher can develop lessons that are formed for the particular student. By knowing what students think of themselves, the teacher also gets a sense of what they can and can't do, appropriate adjustments that can be made and the things the teacher should play into in order to peak interest and prior knowledge.

Name: _Julieanne Mooradian____ Date:__




State Standard: 1.0 Writing Strategies Organization and Focus 1.1 Group related ideas and maintain a consistent focus. Penmanship1.2 Create readable documents with legible handwriting.

Lesson Objective: Students will create a project depicting themselves and stating important information about themselves that will give the teacher vital information about the student and their background. This project will later lead into meeting history standards of comparing their lives to the lives of those in the past. This mini lesson is to be done at the beginning of the year in order to get to know the students in the class.

Materials: Worksheet depicting the things that they need to include in their project Poster board visual display materials

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Anticipatory Set: Tell the students basic information about yourself and describe how it can help us learn about each other and understand each other.

Instructional Input: The teacher goes through what is to be included in the report and shows the example Guided Practice: Students fill out their survey forms and share with their partners their rough draft for peer editing.

Independent Practice: Students create their posters including the information on the sheet given

Closure (recap of critical attributes): Students share their posters and explain what they included to the class. The posters are displayed in the class. This assignment can lead to the history standards where they contrast their lives with the lives of others in the past.

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