This term I worked with Katie Penman for out RISE cycle. Our learning goals were quite similar which allowed for effective feedback and collaboration to ensure we are meeting our goals. I was wanting to ensure that my students were engaged in the lesson and that I was effectively using Phonics throughout the writing lesson. I filmed myself modelling a writing lesson to my students.
We discussed that the learning intentions and success criteria was discussed with students and I demonstrated the strategies to become a successful writer. It was established that students were excited about the lesson and that they were wanting to be involved therefore, we brainstormed ideas to ensure all students are able to be involved in all writing and phonics lessons.
As a result, Katie and I created the following goal:
How can I encourage/promote the active engagement of all students when sounding out unfamiliar words?
Where to from here?
I am to continue how I am modelling my writing lessons and constantly call on the students to show their understanding of phonics by sounding out words. I aim to have students sharing whiteboards during these lessons to independently sound out and write the word we are writing as a class before it is written on the board.
To ensure to happens effectively, I plan to work with small groups on this process during revision phonics lessons so they build confidence and understanding of the process. Once I feel all students understand how to successfully engage in this lesson, I will not complete this activity as a whole class lesson.
I am looking forward to see how my student's engagement changes throughout this process!