What the teacher needs

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What the teacher needs

Postby wiggins » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:22 am

I am considering buying Aesop and Homer for Older Beginners and have a question about how to teach the lessons. How does a teacher go about preparing lessons for her students? (Are lesson plans included in the Instructor's Guide?) Does the teacher need to have access to the student's textbook and workbook in order to read ahead so that she knows what to talk about in the next day's lesson? Is the teacher expected to give a lecture to present new information or is it up to the student to get acquainted with the new info by reading their core text, with the role of the teacher being more one of correcting/discussing the student's writing assignments? In other words, does the teacher need to read the core text before the student does or are the lessons explained in the instructor's guide?
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Re: What the teacher needs

Postby KathyWeitz » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:00 am

Everything you need to know, including the pages referenced in the Aesop or Homer text for the week's lessons, is listed on the Assignment Overview in the Student Workbook and also in the Instructor's Guide. The Instructor's Guide also includes an answer key for many assignments.

A preview of the Student Workbook is below. You will need to click on the link below the book cover to see the preview. The sample Assignment Overview is on page 7 of this preview.

The Instructor's Guide preview is here:http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/aesop-and-homer---instructors-guide-for-older-beginners/2832318

As with any curriculum it is ideal for you to look over the assignments before presenting them to your student, but it is also possible to just pick up the books and go over the day's lesson with your student. In a co-op setting, most teachers will review the model and lessons for the week in the classroom, and have the students do the assignments at home.

Let me know if you need more help.

Kathy Weitz
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