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Focus Lesson

Focus Lesson

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During focus lessons, teachers lead instruction as students observe. Usually brief in nature, focus lessons engage students in the learning by building and/or activating background knowledge, establish/revisit routines and expectations, establish the purpose for learning, and provide a mini-lesson based on the standards. Teachers observe student engagement and use formative assessments to inform instruction.

Strategies to Launch a Focus Lesson

  • Read aloud
  • Shared read/think aloud
  • Model/demonstration
  • Writing exemplars

Additional Reading

Video Examples of Focus Lesson Strategies