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Day Four: Lesson Plan
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fourth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is a lesson plan template for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) teacher and teacher supervisor. It includes a table for teachers to record their personal goals, the lesson's focus, objectives, procedures, rationale and interaction patterns (teacher to student, student to student), competencies to target, methods for assessment, required materials and/or resources, and post-lesson teacher reflections.


Day Five: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a detailed plan for the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Sample activities include: identifying second language reading strategies and ways to support second language readers, experiencing and analyzing a sample reading lesson, listing key stages in a PDP lesson (Pre, During and Post) and brainstorming the outline of a reading lesson.


Day Five: Algerian English Framework
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This document, used in the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is a section from the Guide to the Algerian English Curriculum for Middle School 4 (MS4), a manual designed to support teachers in understanding and implementing the Algerian English Curriculum for the fourth year of middle school. The guide details the competencies for each year of English study and objectives for the final year of middle school. It also provides examples of pedagogy and assessment when using the curriculum, and contains sample themes and a sample unit.


Day Five: Lesson Plan
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides a sample English lesson plan. The lesson provides practice on listening, speaking and vocabulary skills, and includes a listening text on pre-historic life in the Sahara. It also reviews an earlier grammar lesson on the use of “used to…”.  The lesson plan includes sample personal goals, objectives, assessment methods, interaction patterns, target Algerian English Framework competencies and required materials and/or resources.


Day Five: Reading Awareness (60 min)
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is an exercise plan focusing on strategies and methods for teaching second language reading. The aim is for participants to analyze an experience of reading a text in a second language, identify key features of reading skills, list strategies that facilitate reading and link these strategies to teaching the skill of reading.


Day Five Lesson Plan: Reading in "Sahara Unit" MS4 File 5
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides a sample English reading lesson plan. The lesson provides practice on reading, speaking, writing and vocabulary skills, in a lesson on pre-historic life in the Sahara. It also reviews grammar lessons on the use of “used to…” and “didn’t use to...”.  Included are: sample personal goals, objectives, assessment methods, rationale and interaction patterns, target Algerian English Framework competencies and required materials and/or resources.


Day Five: Reading Awareness Letters
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, complements the Reading Awareness exercise for English language supervisors. The curriculum includes letters to be read by participants in German, French, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and English, in order to analyze the experience of reading in a second language.


Day Five: Dear Becky
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the fifth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is a reading exercise that complements the sample English reading lesson plan on pre-historic life in the Sahara.


Day Six: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a detailed plan for the sixth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: presenting reading lesson homework to peers, reconstructing a training/development grid and justifying choices, analyzing receptive skills, and planning a sample listening lesson and workshop for teachers.


Day Six: One Possible Paradigm for a Receptive Skills Lesson
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the sixth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, presents a paradigm for receptive English language skills in a reading or listening lesson. This is described on a table, which is used to increase student interest in learning vocabulary related to the topic. The emphasis is on using cultural knowledge and integrating reading or listening text with a broader language framework.


Day Six: MS4 Expanded Curriculum Objectives
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the sixth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides an expansion on the English curriculum objectives for Algerian students in the 4th level of Middle School. The document includes a detailed breakdown of learning objectives for the following skills: oral interaction, interpretive listening, interpretive reading, productive writing, productive speaking and linguistic competence.


Day Six: The Training Development Continuum in Teacher Education: Some Practical Applications
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the sixth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, provides information on the training- development continuum related specifically to teacher training. The article  distinguishes between teacher training, which  is geared towards giving teachers knowledge and skills, versus  teacher development, which focuses on building their awareness. The resource also provides examples and a diagram.


Day Seven: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a detailed plan for the seventh day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: presenting  teacher workshop homework to peers; listing principles of organizing effective training sessions; writing action plans to improve planning/delivery; listing principles of giving effective advice; and articulating, examining and comparing different views of the same oral feedback event.


Day Eight: Daily Schedule
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource provides a detailed plan for the eighth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, including the schedule, training objectives and activities. Activities include: suggesting solutions to common problems in giving feedback to teachers, analyzing transcripts of oral feedback, analyzing teacher’s understanding and implementation of feedback, reviewing teacher competencies, and describing teacher behaviors to look for during observation.


Day Eight: What to Look for When Observing
Published: 2008
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: SIT Inspector Courses - Algeria
English

This resource, used on the eighth day of the Best Practices for Supervisors course, is an overview of the components supervisors should look for while observing English language teachers. The document includes questions and a checklist on the teacher’s lesson objectives, activities and method of assessment.


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