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Brooke Machado teaches a remote high school level Social Studies/ELA class on the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, using close reading strategies to understand the complex text of the First Amendment. She then reflects on the lesson in a follow-up interview. The lesson is loosely based on the First Amendment Rights lesson plan from TSTM (Teaching Skills That Matter). This video is part of the series Remote ELA Instructional Practices, filmed at the Boston Public Schools Adult Education Program in the summer of 2021.

At the end of the video, stay to hear Brooke's reflection of the lesson and remote teaching strategies. 

Look and listen for evidence of the following indicators from the English Language Arts Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education:

Instructional Practice (P):

  • P1.2 Well-structured Lessons
  • P1.3 Student Engagement
  • P1.4 Meeting Diverse Needs
  • P2.1 Assessment Methods

Professional Knowledge (K):

  • K1.2 English Language Acquisition
  • K1.3 Adult Teaching and Learning

This video is part of a series, Instructional Practices in Remote ELA Teaching, filmed at the Boston Public Schools Adult Education Program in the summer of 2021. Watch other videos in the series: Remote ELA Instructional Practices

These videos depict a range of practices to support activities that promote a shared understanding of instructional quality. Select the video(s) that best meet your needs.   

Topic Area
EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction)
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