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Name: Tasha L MartinDate: 03/16/2022Allison WrightKindergarten Language ArtsThis is Allison Wright. She teaches kindergarten and you will be observing a LanguageArts/Writing lesson in which Ms. Wright uses the Writer's Workshop approach toteaching writing. There are so many important things to look for during this observation.Look for the way she has organized her classroom, listen and watch as sheconferences with students and provides feedback, look for her classroom routines andbehavioral expectations and more. Enjoy and learn. Take notes as you observe.1.Note how the teacher incorporates whole body movement and yoga to helpstudents focus and prepare them for learning. Why is this important?Ms. Wright takes time to go thru exercises like breathing, yoga based movements, and mindfulmeditation that helps bring the attention of the students back to present. This is very importantbecause it helps to catch their attention to focus on the next lesson taking place.2.What are you seeing and hearing from the teacher as she prepares the students for thelesson? Reflect.Ms. Wright reviews the lists of books that the students each have read. She asks themnumerous questions about the different parts of the books. She also takes time to ask differentstudents questions.3. (You are seeing Ms. Wright providing an opportunity for students to recall priorknowledge about the elements of a story. Reflect: Why does she do this?Ms. Wright does this so the she may check the students understanding of what she isteaching and giving them a chance to apply the information they are learning.It is very important to review before the students begin to work on their "books" duringthe daily lesson.This part of her lesson today is called a "mini-lesson". Ms. Wright haschallenged the students to write stories about their personal lives. She didn't insist, but

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