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Unformatted text preview: She then hands out another vocabulary sheets, which she says is the master vocabulary list for this unit. Students are then encouraged to work together to define these new words. The teacher then sits down at her computer as students get to work. She does seem to pay attention to some discussions as she adds a comment to one groups discussion about one of the words. As students leave she offers each of them a piece of candy for their work today. The students in this class are clearly under challenged in this lesson. Few seem engaged as the teacher makes no emphasis to scaffold her teaching to a degree that is beneficial to the students. Some students dont even bother to repeat the vocabulary word after the teacher says it. She makes hardly any effort to relate the vocabulary words to any outside relevance. Students are rewarded for using a dictionary rather than independent thought....
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- Spring '08