Lesson Analysis Checklist

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PART I: Contextualize Your Lesson

The information below provides a context for the interpretive reading lesson based on the textbook chapter in which it occurs.

Teaching Context  
Chapter / Unit Learning Objectives Students will be able to…
Chapter / Unit Language Forms (grammar and vocabulary)
Chapter / Unit Cultural ContentProducts: the tangible (e.g., paintings, monuments, literature, clothing, etc.) or intangible (e.g., ritual, education systems, laws, etc.) creations of a particular culture. They reflect a culture’s perspectives. Example: anti-aging / beauty / wrinkle creams

Practices: Patterns of social interactions and behaviors. What to do, where to do it and how to interact within a particular culture. Reflect a culture’s perspectives and may involve the use of a culture’s products. Example: getting botox, coloring hair

Perspectives: The values, beliefs, attitudes, and philosophical perspectives of a society; a culture’s view of the world. Inform a culture’s products and practices. Example: youth is beautiful and highly valued
Authentic Text(s)
Communicative Mode(s) InterpersonalInterpersonal communication: Interaction and meaning negotiation in spontaneous spoken, written, or signed conversations. Exploring relationships, shared assumptions, conventions, imagination, creativity, and emotions that are grounded in understandings of textual content. Oral/aural and written. InterpretiveInterpretive communication: Reader, listener or viewer constructs meaning (e.g., interprets, understands, analyzes) from a written, audio, audiovisual, or digital text. No possibility of negotiating meaning. Aural and written communication. PresentationalPresentational communication: Sharing information and ideas to an (often) distant audience in order to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on various topics. Demonstrating awareness of communicative conventions relevant to the text type, context, and audience. No opportunity for negotiating or clarifying meaning. Oral and written.
Lesson Source Textbook Website Instructor Other
 

 

PART II: Analyze Your Lesson

In this section you will analyze the activities from the textbook lesson using the information from Part I and your understanding of the Knowledge ProcessesWays that students interact with texts to make meaning; foundational types of thinking that students “do to know." Include four different types of activities students can carry out—experiencing, conceptualizing, analyzing, applying—as they develop their foreign language literacies. Can occur in any order. of multiliteracies pedagogy.

First, list the activities in your lesson:

Now analyze your acivities using the chart below.

ACTIVITY 1
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Context Analysis
Enter the number of the corresponding learning objective(s), language form(s), and cultural content (see Part I) that are the specific focus of each activity. If no learning objectives, language forms, or cultural content are targeted by an activity, leave that box blank.
Which chapter/unit learning objectives does the activity address?
Which chapter/unit language forms does the activity address?
Which chapter/unit cultural content Products: The tangible (e.g., paintings, monuments, literature, clothing, etc.) or intangible (e.g., ritual, education systems, laws, etc.) creations of a particular culture. They reflect a culture’s perspectives.
Example: anti-aging / beauty / wrinkle creams

Practices: Patterns of social interactions and behaviors. What to do, where to do it and how to interact within a particular culture. Reflect a culture’s perspectives and may involve the use of a culture’s products.
Example: getting botox, coloring hair

Perspectives: The values, beliefs, attitudes, and philosophical perspectives of a society; a culture’s view of the world. Inform a culture’s products and practices.
Example: youth is beautiful and highly valued
does the activity address?
Knowledge Processes Analysis
Indicate which knowledge process each activity corresponds to by checking the appropriate box in the table. Note that some activities may correspond to more than one knowledge process.
Does this activity engage students in experiencingLearning through immersion in texts, activities, and social situations. Expression of thoughts, reactions, opinions, and feelings about familiar or new experiences, objects, ideas, situations, perspectives, and ways of communicating. Does not involve deep reflection or analysis.

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Does this activity engage students in conceptualizingLearning how language forms, conventions, organization, and other features of texts work to convey meaning. Unpacking texts, practicing skills and knowledge, and explicit learning about textual features helps learners participate more fully in communication.

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Does this activity engage students in analyzingLearning by connecting the content of texts to social, cultural, and historical contexts. Questioning the meaning, importance, and consequences of textual content. Critically reflecting on textual content and its relationship to one’s own culture, perspectives, and learning.

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Does this activity engage students in applyingLearning by using new knowledge, skills, and understandings and by producing language in creative ways.

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PART III: Evaluate Your Lesson

Refer to your analysis to help you answer the questions below. 

  1. Does the lesson align with your chapter/unit learning objectives? Which objectives are not met? Is it important to address these in your revised lesson?

  1. Does the lesson sufficiently target your chapter/unit language forms or cultural content? What chapter/unit language forms and cultural content are present in your authentic text(s)? How can you address these in your revised lesson?

  1. Does the lesson include all four Knowledge Processes? Which are absent from the lesson? How can you incorporate missing knowledge processes to ensure that students work with authentic text(s) to express their thoughts and opinions, understand how language forms are used to express ideas, interpret the importance and consequences of ideas, and use language and new knowledge in creative ways?

  1. Which activities from the original lesson must be adapted or eliminated to address any gaps you identified in #1-3? What new activities do you need to create to help feel these gaps?

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