Revisiting the Introductory Challenge

The Introductory Challenge asked you to help develop two mini-lessons for a student in Ms. Thompson’s class, one targeting vocabulary and the other targeting punctuation. Use the questions below to reflect on the lessons you created. If you’re working on this by yourself, jot down your reflections in a journal. If you’re working on this with colleagues, discuss your lessons in small groups.

  1. What activities did you include in the lessons for each skill?
  2. What instructional materials did you select in each case?
  3. Why do you think the activities and materials you developed would help students learn the knowledge and skills you chose to target (that is, the vocabulary words and the skill related to punctuation)?