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Name: Heather TschoepeDate: 5/12/2020Eliana Razo English III IB - Plot Structure 1. One of the first things you may notice about this English III classroom is the seating arrangement. What do you think Ms. Razo's purpose was in arranging the tables in this way? Having the sets placed this way allows for the teacher to be able to see all the students, allowing for the students to be able to work together. If she were to walk around she can help that student more on one. It's a circle learning technique. 2. Ms. Razo is asking students to draw on previous learning and make a comparison. She is also asking probing follow-up questions based on their responses. In doing this, she is guiding students to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of the book. Why is this important for students to be able to do? She wants to see where the students are in remembering prior lessons. If the students cannot answer then she must go over and review it more so that way they can understand. 3. Did you see how Ms. Razo addresses the fact that some students didn't have the necessary class materials, but doesn't let that derail her lesson for any length of time? She knows she can discuss this at a later time and is focused on maximizing instructional time. What are some positive ways you think you could ensure students bring the appropriate materials to class? She lets the students know they have books for them to use, but they must not take them out and must return at the end of the class period. She reminds them politely how they must come prepared to class. 4. What has Ms. Razo accomplished with the exercise the class has just completed? Reﬂect. It lets the students reflect on the timeline and she wants the students to work together on the nextchapter doing the same thing. 5. When Ms. Razo asks students to work with a partner to identify the setting and plot structure for Chapter 2, in which portion of the lesson cycle are they participating? This allows the students to have guided practice. Guided practice is through their partners and through the teacher from what she just modeled previously.