Topic 3: Discussion Question 1
Why is it important to create engagement at the beginning of a lesson? What strategies can you use to create engagement with students at the beginning of a lesson? Provide three examples.
Topic 3: Discussion Question 2
You are teaching a second grade literacy lesson and you are introducing a new literacy concept during direct instruction. Before you begin your lesson, you ask your students some pre-assessment questions for understanding, but you are not getting the responses that you wanted from your students. It seems as though students are not prepared to begin this next literacy lesson.
As the teacher, how would you respond to this scenario, keeping in mind that assessment drives instruction?