Last school year when my principal came on board with WBT, he began to send teachers in to my room to observe my students learning with WBT. The teachers loved what they observed, were ready to go back into their classrooms and try WBT out with their students. One question that seemed to come up a lot was how do you chunk the lessons up? After attending the National WBT conference, I have the answer and lesson format! I am so excited to share the 5 step lesson format with my team and the rest of the elementary teams!
5 step lesson format for all lessons:
1. Question: ask a question
2. Answer: answer the question
3. Expand: provide details and examples
4. Test: play yes/no way(whole group) and QT(quick test: silently, eyes covered, thumbs up/thumbs down)
5. Critical thinking: written response
After steps 1-3, students will use the teach/okay with their partner. This lesson format will allow teachers to easily chunk lessons, incorporate brain toys, and there will be more time on task for student learning!
WBT Intern, 2011-2012