# Framework for a Guided Math Lesson

Framework for a Guided Math Lesson |
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Mini- Lesson |
Present the student activity |
Share/Debrief |

A. Hook the students | A. Children try problem, strategy or skill (often done with a partner initially; done as a game, on a graphic organizer; manipulatives are often used as part of learning) | A. Start Conversation with a Question stressing Focus of Lesson |

B. Explain Focus of Lesson (1 or 2 teaching points) | B. Children engage in guided practice as the teacher constantly checks in with each student for understanding | B. Facilitate discussion about the math practice |

C. Present the concept, strategy or skill for the day | C. Teacher takes notes, fills out checklist, asks questions | C. Ask for points of clarification, confusion, comments. * Make sure to touch base with each student throughout this period. Each child should be doing some independent math work and reflect on this during the debrief |

D. Model, check for understanding, do with children, | *(Interact with the students while they are doing the math; provide necessary scaffolds and interventions throughout the lesson; ask thought-provoking questions) | |

*(Give overview of content, strategy or skill; Review) | ||

Further Practice: Center Work and Homework |

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Dr. Nicki,

This was very valuable information for me. I’ve picked intro duction to fractions as the mini lesson I ‘ll be doing for my mid-term. It gave me a base to work from. Thanks!

Mutiya VisionJanuary 27, 2010

Hi. I am glad this helped. Here are some links to some fraction manipulatives.

http://lrt.ednet.ns.ca/PD/BLM/table_of_contents.htm —look for fraction circles, pieces, strips…

http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_vandewalle_math_5/0,7959,796754-,00.html

http://www.tlsbooks.com/fractionmanipulatives.pdf

drnickinewtonJanuary 27, 2010