I will be introducting lessonwriter.com to a group of middle/high school English teachers. Does any one want to offer feedback on this site. Any thoughts? do you use it in your classroom and how do you use it? Thanks, Karen
Distribute print-outs of web pages and discuss the steps needed to make a reading lesson from that content.
Distribute print-outs of LessonWriter lessons, prepared from those same webpages. ( If there's time, I have the pariticpants match the parts of the LessonWriter lesson to the components of a reading lesson and discuss how long it would take to prepare these lessons.If I'm in a hurry, I point it out myself.)
print options. "printer friendly", "plain text", "set page-breaks". Some teachers think they have to use the whole lesson in one class, but with "set page breaks" it is easy to divide the lesson and present it over several days.
sheltered instruction options and accommodations
the Classes features: there are some amazing scaffolding and differentiation tools, especially in combination with the differentiation groups and Bloom's prompts. This 1-minute Bloom's Prompts video shows how LessonWriter facilitates higher-level thinking exercises in lessons. Users do have to register for the Classes features, but all the services for individual teachers are completely free.