the lesson in a whole group setting allows me to get the students excited and involved in the
lesson. It has been proven that when students are excited and involved in the learning, then
they are more successful (Stenger, 2014).
When breaking out into small groups it allows me
to walk around and assess the students learning needs by asking open-ended questions. When
understanding all the learning needs of my students I will either give them more guidance on
the lesson or if they are excelling, I can give them more challenging work.
Giving my students a summative assessment, it allows me to see how much of the
lesson the students understood. I also must consider all the different learning levels in the
class and need to make the assessment are clear and all the students can understand the
questions. With my English Language Learners, an aid or myself, will read the questions to
them. For my students who are below grade level in ELA or Math I will revise the
assessments and assignments to meet their level but also challenges them. When reviewing
my assessments, I feel that they are a great way to gage my students understanding of the
lesson and the content. After the assessments, I will meet with those who did not quite
understand the content by building on the content they do understand. Knowing about my
students' interest and family dynamics can also help me in assessing their scores based on
their learning habits and needs. In conclusion, I feel this lesson plan and assessments, will be
a fun topic and the student and myself to learn all about.