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  • #5992
    rachna priyanka
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Tips to Save Time
    Date of Class: 22nd Aug 2015
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 2:00 – 3:30pm
    MC: Charlie O.
    DJ: Priya
    Assistants: Janna, Janet, McKeon (he came with a student but was interested in assisting the class)
    Module: Visas & Immigration
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We still don’t have loyaylty cards. How can we get some printed?

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 10
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 10
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 10
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 9

    Total Score: 56

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Westarted with the Alphabet sheet with which we also dealt with numbers and some alphabet sequences. We then moved to a conversation piece which included both dictation and oral recitation. Next, Charlie introduced the title of today’s lesson and we had a dictation exercise regarding the subject which also included a few props. Then we did a listen and do activity and finally ended the class with a 10minute monitered group conversation.

    #6074
    Charles Owens
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Preparing for the Citizenship Interview
    Date of Class: Saturday August 29,2015
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 2:00-3:30pm
    MC: Priya
    DJ: Charlie
    Assistants: Cara, Salomon
    Module: Visas and Immigration
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We just got new loyalty cards, we need a pencil sharpener or sharpened pencils, erasers that are seperate from pencils would be great. Always good to have a few more alphabet sheets already copied

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8.5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =8

    Total Score: 48.5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There was a total of 5 activities for the lesson. Priya discussed with us that she was switching activity 3 and 4 to break up the sitting and writing time which worked well. WE began with the alphabet combinations and then each of the assistants took a turn calling out the letter and number combinations. From there we went to the second activity which was the lesson title and writing the list of items that supported the title. The class level was a bit lower than normal so it took a bit to get everyone in sync with the writing but everyone participated. Some of the assistants altered words for students who were not able to process the spelling of bigger words. From this activity we went to a listen and do activity which required the learners to act out specific statements tha were made like raise your hand, stomp your feet, etc. Several learners were interested in the exact meaning of stomp so this was probably a new word and interesting that the native English speakers sometimes had a bit of difficulty easily defining a word that we completly understood.

    After some physical activity we went to the small discussion roleplay where photos of people or places that were important to identifying the USA were presented and then there was a brief discussion on it. Since this started with some difficuty we went to an activity on names so that everyone knew each other then we went back to the picture/discussion roleplay which went much better at this point. Everyone participated well and some of the learners were able to modify the sentences in the roleplay which demonstrated that they had an understanding and could manipulate the language. We used this actiivity until the last 15 minutes of class and then broke up into groups of learners and assistants to have conversation practice. This is the second time that I have seen this done and the learners really seem to enjoy having time to demonstrate other language knowlegdge that they have in addition to getting to know others. The learners in my group found that they shared some commonalities and used them as an opportunity to get names and contact information and to invite each other to do things like get coffee or shop at a particular cultural store.

    After class was dismissed, learners continued to linger and discuss things with each other and the DJ, MC and assistants processed the class paperwork.

    #6221
    Charles Owens
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: September 5. 2015
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 2pm-3:30pm
    MC: Charlie (Cindy’s dress rehearsal)
    DJ:Charlie
    Assistants: Salmon
    Module: Visas and Immigration
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): everything OK

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =9
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =10

    Total Score:50

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Cindy’s dress rehearsal lesson. I can’t remember what the title was or if it was given, but the lesson went well. There were only 4 learners and 1 new person. Everybody seemed to enjoy what was going on and the lesson employed writing several sentences referencing countries and what you called the person from the country. Cindy used the same sentence structure for each one, which I thought was a really good idea because the learners got practice with spelling words and had a sense of accomplishment by knowing what was coming up and could complete it ahead if they were more advanced, but they still had to wait for a new element with each sentence and that was a good challenge. After the lesson the class had 5 minutes of free conversation which was a lot of fun. The group seems to be bonding as a group of learners and would like to have a social gathering. We usually have a difficult learner in each session, but this time we did not. One person came to volunteer/shadow, but she seemed to feel that she should wait and seemed to be expecting Patrick to be there for some reason. She said she’d call him later.

    #6621
    Charles Owens
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: The Democratic and Republican Parties
    Date of Class: 9/12/2015
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 2:00-3:30
    MC: Charlie
    DJ: Charlie
    Assistants: Jana
    Module: Republicans and Democrats
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): All materials are there. Didn’t see the card deck so not sure where they are.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 0 because there was no DJ there to chat with or invite feedback. I talked with Jana afterwards, but she isn’t a part of the program.

    Total Score: 34 because there was no rating for reflection

    I followed the lesson plan that I had and talked about both parties. Also explained that these were basic descriptions and that they are not always exact and that there is no rule about being one or the other. They seemed interested in the fact that nobody could be compelled to say which party they are in or that you didn’t have to tell anyone who you voted for even if they asked. We did the listed dictation activity and document search for the chart that was provided. We ended the class with some conversation and the prompt was to tell something about the political system they came from. Some shared a lot of information about the system and the members who make it up, others explained a simple item and one person shared what she was proud of about the way her system worked. Everybody got a chance to share and the one student who has difficulty sharing was able to ask a question to Jana and me about what we thought was important about our system so I thought that was a way to demonstrate learning because she was using the words she heard to ask us a question since she didn’t feel that she had the words to explain her system. The one person who was new was not sure at first about staying but did stay for the entire class and said that she did learn some things.

    #6636
    Estefania Zavala
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Close Enough for Government Work
    Date of Class: Sept. 19, 2015
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 2:00- 3:30 PM
    MC: Priya
    DJ: Estefania
    Assistants: none
    Module: Republican and Democratic Parties
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good on all materials

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 48

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    We started with the alphabet sheets and about 4 people in the class. The class size grew as it went on (I think our last participant came in at about 2:45), so we had to do some small rearrangements but it all went smoothly! We went on some dictation with choral response, yell and spell, a document search, listen and do and then some dialogue. We finished with a short after class chat. Everyone was very engaged and laughing a lot!

    #6695
    Estefania Zavala
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Did I Say That?
    Date of Class: September 26, 2015
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 2:00- 3:30 PM
    MC: Charlie
    DJ: Estefania
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Democrats and Republicans
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We need more loyalty cards again with all of the newcomers that we have been getting!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 33
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This week we started with a smaller number and like last week ended up with a lot more than expected! We started with alphabet sheets, then moved on to writing down some of the letters and number combinations that Charlie dictated. We moved on to yell and spell with names and then dictation with writing down the sections that we would do dialogue practice with. We also learned a little about some presidents and their parties, and practiced saying a little about them. We ended with some listen and do with directions (N, NE, SW etc.) and also with verbs.

    #6726
    rachna priyanka
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: The Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant
    Date of Class: 10/03/2015
    Day of Class: Saturday
    Time of Class: 2:00-3:30 pm
    MC: Estefania Z
    DJ: Priya
    Assistants: Soloman, Debbie
    Module: Democrats and Republicans
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): N/A

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started with alphabet sheets and the dictation of class title with choral response. We moved on to spell and yell with names and then had a small dictation exercise. We also had a document search with the USA map and short dialogue practices regarding the Democrats and Republicans. The dialogues were dictated beforehand so that the students were at ease while speaking. The class was wrapped up with moderated chats in small groups. Debbie’s friend came towards the end and she helped us with assisting the class but I forgot to get her name down.

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