R.I.S.E Evaluation Term 1 2019
On the 20th March Julie and I started our R.I.S.E journey. This has been our first opportunity to take part in the R.I.S.E cycle and so far we have found the experience invaluable. I decided to record a differentiated guided reading lesson in Year 2 and Julie decided to record a Guided Reading session in Year 5. Julie and I both work across a range of classes and thought it would be a good idea to both do reading in order to be able compare our strategies and teaching styles.
We sat together and enjoyed watching each other’s videos. It was interesting to see how we both executed our lessons and noted that it was so great to have the opportunity to watch ‘like a fly on the wall and get relevant feedback from another experienced teacher who works in a similar role to myself (i.e. across the school in different classes).
For my session, I filmed on a day I was working in Year 2 Gold. I did a 1:1 differentiated guided reading lesson that catered for the specific needs of this learner.
After watching my video, Julie and I agreed these were some points of strength:
Learning intentions were addressed and made clear at beginning of lesson
Good use of resources
Built students confidence up
Positive feedback given with encouragement
Learning intentions were achieved
Instructions were explicit and well modelled
When we discussed future directions we agreed that some areas I could develop were to make revisiting the sight words at the beginning of the session more interesting - i.e play a quick revision game rather than just reading and to allow the student time to give their own feedback and take part in articulating their own success criteria - instead of me giving it to them.
From this discussion I was able to create the following goal:
“Aiming to allow students the opportunity to articulate their success criteria through self-evaluation”
Some strategies we discussed to help achieve this goal were:
Give Ss a copy of their success criteria
Have prompting questions (visual) e.g. How do you think you went? Which areas do you feel you achieved? What did you learn today? What would you like to learn next?