Work with either one child or a small group of children to implement the lesson. Use explicit or implicit strategies from the readings to motivate your teaching strategy. Remember the children should be 4–7 years of age.
Record yourself teaching the lesson using either your webcam or a video recorder, follow the steps described in Using Adobe Connect for further instruction. You need to capture your own voice and image. If possible, include the child or children's voices, but it is not necessary to show them in the video. If you do capture the children on the recording please make sure you have written parental approval to do so. After you have recorded your lesson in your Adobe Connect meeting room, post the URL of your recorded lesson to this discussion.
After performing the lesson, review the recording of yourself. Use the assessment guidelines given in the course to self- reflect on your teaching practice. Write a 3–5 page paper in which you provide a formal assessment of your work. Describe how the lesson met the needs of that particular child and then evaluate how you would adapt the next lesson, based on informal and formal assessment of the child's progress.
Be sure to describe what assessments you would use with the child in order to create the next steps in learning. Please include your rationale for choosing implicit or explicit motivational strategies. Include as an appendix a letter that you would send home to describe the child's progress to their parents.
To successfully complete this assignment you will be expected to:
- Conduct a pre-planned reading or literacy lesson with a child.
- Evaluate personal performance referencing texts and theories.
- Describe the child's specific needs and how the lesson addressed those needs.
- Identify assessments to use to plan and create subsequent lessons.
- Explain next steps and adaptations for future lessons, including technology resource recommendations.
- Communicate progress to parent with respect to family goals and decisions.