Each Lesson included goes through the process of setting classroom norms. Just know, the clearer you are on expectations up front, the better students behave, and the happier everyone is. Whether you are just starting the year and setting the tone, or you have made it through half the year and realize you need a revamp. This lesson kit is for you.
Lesson 1: General Class Norms
Lesson 2: Class Discussion
Lesson 3: Independent Work
Lesson 4: Group Work
Lesson 5: Free Time
Lesson 6: Game Time
Lesson 7: Break Time
Each lesson starts with a lesson plan. One the left of the lesson plan includes the lesson objective, lesson materials, and things to consider when preparing for the lesson. On the right of the lesson plan, are step by step directions for leading the lesson. For each lesson there are optional extensions with hands on, interactive activities to support the process.
You have the option of using the interactive notebook size handouts or a full sized handout for use in a binder system. Each lesson includes materials for a blank handout and an example handout. You can use the example as a spring board for your own classroom discussion, or you can use it as the handout for students. It is important to include students in generating ideas so that they have ownership of the expectations, however, whenever I do these lessons I end up with very similar examples as the ones I have included. Each lesson includes four handouts: one notebook sized blank handout, one notebook sized example handout, one binder sized blank handout, and one binder sized example handout.
Depending on how long you wish to take on discussions and on the optional activities, the pacing of these lessons are supposed to take 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
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