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In this section, I will list a sequence of events including student-student and teacher-student interactions from my observation. I won’t overwhelmingly display every detail; however, will attempt to list the important aspects, which I will later elaborate on and analyze in the reflection section.
 In class discussion of the assigned reading (To Kill a Mocking Bird) o After each assigned reading for the day they are given TKAM study questions, which they would have to answer in essay format.
 Vocabulary exercises o Find Your Partner
 Students are given vocabulary words to define weekly. And by the end of the week instead of taking a spelling/vocab quiz they’d play a game called “Find Your Partner.” One student would have the vocab word,
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Revision isn’t really looked on as important to some people; however, it’s actually one of the most important aspects in writing. Before I started my observations for Mrs. Miller I had gone to a different teacher at a different school. This teacher did not once acknowledge the importance of revision. I even spoke to him about it and he stated, “It’s not something that needs to be taught.” I figured that was cue for me to leave and find a new place to observe, and I am very well happy with my choice to leave because if it wasn’t for that I wouldn’t have found Mrs. Miller. Mrs. Miller loves revision. She has this really interesting approach to revision that I never would have thought of myself. So, she had mirrors that she brought in for every student. She asked them to look at themselves and write down anything they thought. She asks them to reflect on what they saw in the mirror. And a boy volunteered to share with the class what he wrote down as he looked at his reflection. He states, “I’m a professional football player, I looked at my nose hairs, I think I’m having a bad hair day, I think I look better than my brother” these were just a few of the many things he listed and upon stating those the teacher wrote them on the board and after each statement she added something. For instance, for “I’m a professional football player” she wrote imagining, for “I looked at my nose hairs” she wrote observing. For every statement the boy presented Mrs. Miller ended it with either comparing, expressing, or questioning because that’s exactly what we do when we look in the mirror. We are our own worst critics. We always judge or compare ourselves to others and that’s the exact mindset we need to harness when doing revision. We need to look at our papers critically in order to make them better. And, that’s exactly what Mrs. Millers approach

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