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Observation Report
Name of Observer__Jiweon Lee__

No.

Date

5

7/13
2016

Observation Environment
(include URL if the class
was online)
Face to face
(classroom)

Observation # 5

Class
Skill/Content

Class Level/Number
(Beg./Int./Adv.)

Reading &
Writing

700(711)

Teacher

Amy Lee

high advanced

OBJECTIVE OF THE LESSON:

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO MATCH WHAT THEY READ AND THE CONCEPT OF
SIMILES AND REPETITION

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH EVIDENCE AND CREDENTIAL

Reading
Review
- T asked to the Ss that whether they know the meaning of the word first. Then, She
explained the word kaleidoscope to the students by showing a picture of it on her
computer.
- T explained its meaning in the book: it stressed that everything looks different.
- T wrote a word on the whiteboard in front of the student: Repetition
- T explained its meaning.
- T made the students find the wordthat is used six times in the book. The Ss found
that the author repeated a word 'different' over six times. T explained its meaning: The
author wants to carry the whole differences in the planet.

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- T wrote a word 'similes' on the board as well, explaining that it is used to help the
reader to imagine what we can't understand.
- T explained that the contrast of life and death was written in the book: light as life
side and dark, barren, and broken as death side.
- T asked to the Ss whether they have questions about the book, and, and gave
stressed the two words: 'repetition' and 'similes'

Writing
1. Explanation
- T introduced what the Ss would learn today: Writing a research paper
- T wrote two words (Integrate and evidence) in the board. T explained their
characteristic and meaning.
- T wrote two words under Integrate and evidence: paraphrasing, evidence with
easier meanings and the reason why the Ss should use them. .

2. Group working (35 minutes)
- T announced what they would do in this class: group working. She made several
groups of three students.
- T explained what they should do with their group members: discussion to distinguish
what is credential and what is state or evidence of it from research papers in the
textbook.
- She explained what are the credential, state, and evidence.

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- During the discussion, T was in the middle of the students groups, walking around
the students and saw what they were doing and how it was going. If she found
mistakes, she gave feedbacks to the Ss.
- After thirty minutes, she checked how much more time the students would need.
- After five minutes, she collected the notes of the discussions was written on them.

Wrap up
- T talked what is pharaphrasing and compared it with quote, saying the Ss will study
it(quote) at the next time.
- T gave homework for tomorrow.

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What did you learn about teaching or learning from this lesson? Discuss your observation
focus, and the theory you have studied in your TESOL classes. Consider the three levels of
teacher reflection (surface, pedagogical, critical). (100-300 words)
I learned how to lead the students to the effective group work in the fully studentscentered class. At the writing section, the teacher's role is very small but the students' work is
much bigger. The only thing that the teacher did was just giving seve ral explanation of the
concept of what are paraphrasing and evidence that the students would discuss in the class.
Also, when the teacher taught the concepts, she divided by drawing a table of them, so the
students could understand easily than just saying. By doing that, the students' group works
seemed to be more comfortable for them. The students could learn what they are by working
with their classmates, not just listening and having illusion that they knew or understood the
meanings.
What activities/techniques from this class do you want to remember for your own teaching
practice? Discuss your future teaching environment and your students’ needs/goals.
Discuss specific ways in which you could adapt and apply the techniques and methods you
saw. (100-300 words)
I would want to remember the long group activity. By doing it, the students can have
an opportunity to consider the concepts and to do it into their own hands. I believe that
sometime people delude themselves that they do know what they don't know exactly. If the
students can do such activities in the classroom, the probability of misunderstanding about
themselves can be reduced. Especially if I teach a writing class about plagiarism in my future
class, the activity will be the great methods for my class. The goal of the plagiarism class will
be having a clear concept about the plagiarism. One of the methods to make sure that the
students reach the goal is discussion about the concepts and examples about plagiarism. First,

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I'll give information about the plagiarism. Second, I'll give them to several examples of it and
time to talk with their friends. By doing it with their classmate with the real examples, they
will be able to distinguish and what is the important concept clearly.