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Demonstration Lesson


Senior Member
Hi Everyone-
I am currently seeking a new elementary school teaching position (I’m aiming to get a 2nd-3rd grade position). It’s been years since I’ve applied for a teaching position and I was wondering if you would be so kind as to offer any advice about a literacy lesson that would be appropriate for a 2nd-3rd grade class that you have had a positive experience teaching for a demonstration lesson. Or, are there any literacy lessons that you have taught as a regular lesson, or that you know of that you think would be a good idea for a demonstration lesson? I appreciate and thank you in advance for your suggestions.

NJ Teacher

Senior Member
Strategies That Work

The professional book Strategies That Work by Harvey and Goudavis has many great lessons in it. One of the teachers in our school did a great one on text-to-self connections using the book The Cabin Up North. The children then did a piece of writing on a place that was special to them. The teacher modeled the strategy using post-it notes throughout The Cabin Up North where connections could be made and then shared a piece of her own writing. Good luck in your job search!