Classroom Observation Paper
Observe an elementary math lesson.
Identify as many of the following as you can during the lesson:
· Lesson objectives
· Opening, such as an anticipatory set, hook, or attention grabber
· Manipulatives used, such as base-10 blocks, pattern blocks, C-rods, algebra tiles, counting bears, geoboards, or tangrams, and an explanation of how they were used in the activities
· Methods of instruction, such as direct instruction, cooperative learning, inquiry, or discovery
· Instructional strategies used to adapt and modify the learning activities
· Procedures used
· Assessment, such as think-pair-share, a worksheet, a textbook exercise, a quiz, an observation checklist, a portfolio, a journal entry, or a project
· Examples of differentiated instruction and assessment
· Adaptations or modifications to instructional strategies, materials, and equipment to accommodate diverse learners
· Integration of math concepts or other curricula
Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you summarize your observation, including the aforementioned components.
Conclude with a reflection on the teaching strategies that were effective for student learning.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Document your observation or reflection on the BSEd Field Experience Record.