Reading lesson peer teaching instructions

Reading peer-teaching assignment

Friday March 8th

Plan a 50-60 minute lesson in which you teach a reading lesson. The activity should form part of a longer, integrated skills lesson, in which you demonstrate how you will combine the skills, while focusing on one aspect of the teaching of reading to  demonstrate.

  1. Be sure to visualize your context clearly. Think of your students: their ages, class size, level, their cultural background. Select material accordingly. 
  2. Use the PDP framework to think about the stages of the lesson and what you want your students to learn.
  3. The whole lesson should be about 50-60 minutes, but you only need to actually teach 15 minutes of it. (See #6 below)
  4. Please use the lesson plan template. Be sure to include this information:

a)    A description of the class you have in mind.

b)    Try to state clearly your objectives/aims for the students – what do you visualize as the learning outcomes? What will the students be able to do at the end? How well?

c)     List any problems you might anticipate, with some indication of how you might address them.

d)    Please include the reading text you plan to use – include the reference on the template (the website or text reference). Fill in the nature and source of the material on the template. Attach it as well, so that I can view the material you use.


6.  You will not have time to demonstrate the whole lesson, but plan to ‘teach’ a  

     15-minute segment from your lesson to your peers. There will be feedback  

      for the remaining 5 minutes.


7. The feedback session should center on:

  • What worked well? Why?
  • What changes would you suggest? Why?

 8. Please make copies of your plan – one for each of your peers (5, 5, 4 in a group).

  1. Over the weekend, make any changes to your plan that you feel appropriate after the feedback you received, and send in a final copy to me by Sunday March 10th. Please include:
  • a paragraph about what you have learned from the experience.
  • 1-2 questions about your plan that you would like me to answer.