LFS Refresh: Acquisition Lesson
LFS Refresh: Acquisition Lesson
Building Engagement through
Effective Lesson Design
Tapp New Teacher Meeting
The Next Step
Many of you listed “interest,” “motivation,”
and “engagement” as problems you are
Today’s Essential Question:
How can you plan engaging and
What is it?
Students maintaining high interest and
motivation during lesson.
What is it like?
What do students do?
The Five C’s of Engagement
Curiosity: the desire to know…
Collaboration: learning is social before
Creativity: the desire to create
Choice: no one likes to be told what to do!
Competence: doing something well
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
10% of what we read
50% of what we see
90% of what we say
70% of what we say
How do we get the
attention of the student’s brain?
Two factors primarily
influence what our brains
pay attention to are:
To make information meaningful
– Link to Prior Knowledge
Connect to experience they have had
or information they already know
Create an experience with them.
Need to have a “hook” to motivate
Not too much BUT enough to pique
interest and get them engaged.
Directions: Use three or more of the following
words in a sentence that you think may make
sense. Do not look up the words or read in your
book at this point. Just give it a try using what
Paired Verbal Fluency
Students pair and decide who will be 1 and 2 in each
pair. Announce the topic.
1 talks about topic and 2 listens for 45 seconds
Students switch roles and repeat\
1 talks more and 2 listens for 30 seconds
Students switch roles and repeat
Process or Write:
Things you and your partner share
Ideas shared that need clarification
Questions about the topic
Think, Pair, Share
Interactive lectures increase student
retention of information by 20%.
Student accountability for learning during
lectures increases retention of
information by 55%.
Make sure you are asking them to share.
Learning is first a social activity
before it is a cognitive activity.
Graphs, charts, and graphic organizers help
students see the connections among related
Provide depth of meaning
Provide visual representations of concepts
Assist with story retelling, summarizing, writing
Before class starts, the teacher places
questions on sticky notes and places them
underneath student desks (hidden from view).
Ask students to discover if they are in a “Hot
Seat” by looking underneath for sticky notes
Students who find questions take turns reading
the questions to the class and either answering
or seeking answers from the audience.
Students can complete this as paired or small
Make sure questions are accessible to students
Partners A & B
Partner A will talk nonstop for a
designated amount of time on a topic of
study. ( Partner B…..shhhhhhh!)
Partner B now starts talking for more time
but may not repeat anything said by
Partner A. ( Partner A …..shhhhhh!)
The Important Thing….
The important thing about ________ is _______
But the important thing about ________ is _______
The first and last sentences are nearly identical
New knowledge is more effectively
stored in the long term memory
when it is associated with anything
that is familiar.
My Very Educated
Mother Just Served
ROY G BIV
Before you go…
Suggestions for next month?