February 22, 2005

Oops... Missed some!

I think I may have missed some reflection times...
After class on the 8th I should have reflected- and I think we were supposed to discuss chunking and sequencing.
Last week, I began designing my Holocaust unit with another teacher with more experience than I have teaching. She and I ran down the days that we have taught the Holocaust and as we listed activities connected to the Holocaust I listed them out on a sheet of notebook paper. Whenever I design a big unit I have to list the activities I have planned for that unit. That allows me to begin to "chunk" the material together. For instance, I have power points on Anne Frank, character charts, as well as guides to help my students as we read The Diary of Anne Frank play. Before we read however, I need to sequence the background information chunk of materials before the play because my students need to know the background before they read. Chunking and sequencing is already an important part of what I do everyday.

Posted by kroo0017 at February 22, 2005 1:18 PM