appreciate the different literary genres, giving them the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in our society.
Part III. Assessment Plan: I decided to give the students poetry for the reading thematic unit because I believed that I could change the perspective and the view that the students have about poetry. I thought I could make it fun and interesting by involving the students in the reading, writing, and speaking process. Also, by assessing the students with fun writing activities, where they could write their own poems and share them with the rest of the class. The students also got to analyze the poems by using different strategies to better their understanding and comprehension. I constantly used the communicative method, permitting the students to focus first on grammar and then leading them to a more spontaneous situation where they can communicate freely. Before and during reading I always focus on making sure that the students understand the context that is given to them. The conceptualization and application phase are always good for checking comprehension. I believe that the differentiated instruction and the multiple intelligence approaches were also very effective in the teaching learning process. Scaffolding is also a very effective approach to learning because as long as the students are related to the content of the lesson the learning will take place. I always use critical thinking questions because these can help the students reach in to a deeper level of thinking and reflecting upon the different situations presented to them daily. I personally prefer the hands-on experience approach because students love to be active participants in the learning process. The feedback is always good when I have them playing games or making their own poems and reading them in front of the class. My classes always begin with small group discussions about a certain topic, leading them to the
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