The goal of EDU 382/582 Reading, Writing, Children’s Literature Graded 4-8 is to provide future teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful literacy teachers. The Grammar Fair project requires students to choose a grammar topic appropriate to the upper grade levels and create interactive mini-lessons based on this topic. The mini-lessons must: be interactive and highly engaging, be attractive with color and high level of professionalism, and capture the gradual release format (takes the learner sequentially through a process involving modeling (I DO), guided practice (WE DO) and independent practice (YOU DO)). Students then “teach” their mini-lessons to an age-appropriate group of students at an actual school during a “Grammar Fair.” Students also write reflections on the process, including what they learned about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful teachers.
This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on Prefixes. During the lesson, students first were taught what prefixes are and how they are combined with a root word to alter the meaning of the root word. Students then were each given index cards—some with prefixes and some with root words. They had to match up their prefix with someone else’s... Read More
This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on the words Then and Than, which students often confuse. During the lesson, students learned the rule for when to use each word correctly and this trick to help: use THEN when referring to time (both “then” and “time” contain the letter e) and THAN when comparing things (both “than” and “compare” contain... Read More
This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on the words Your and You’re, which students often confuse. During the lesson, students were given the rule for when to use each of the words correctly and the tip that when using “you’re” they can substitute you are in place of the word and when using “your” they can substitute the word... Read More
This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on Synonyms. During the lesson, the teacher first explained what synonyms were and gave some examples. Students then were given some predetermined words and were asked to match their word (written on an orange straw) with its synonym written on the outside of a cup. They were asked to put the word in... Read More