Teacher Review for BetterLesson

Beneficial to Build Better Lessons!

Jen W.
Classroom teacher
Avonworth Elementary School
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Signing up for an account takes just a few minutes, and then you are instantly accessing master teachers lesson plans on a topic you enter. Finding lessons is just a few clicks away, but beware, you can get lost on this site. I also look at ideas a few grade levels beyond what I teach. Many of the lessons are creative and have resources such as power points, quizzes and interactive whiteboard lessons you can download. I was discouraged that a few of the lessons just had a boring worksheet as an activity. However, this site certainly has a lot to offer and teachers do not have to recreate the wheel.
My Take
This would be a great resource for a team to use when building activities to use in a unit. Many, but not all, of the resources I found were common core aligned for language arts. This would be something to recommend to both a new teacher as well as someone with experience as a tool to use when planning instruction to both a small group or a whole group. Seeing how other master teachers teach a topic, certainly gives you ideas that you can easily incorporate. The educational material is easy to download and adapt if needed. By adding ideas to your collection for a unit, you could easily differentiate your lesson to meet the needs of all learners.