|1.||First imagine that you are a student who is participating in this lesson. What is your experience? What kind of thinking are you doing? What are you learning?|
|2.||Then think yourself into the role of the teacher who is leading the lesson. What are you doing? Why are you doing it? How are you handling the three phases of the lesson: anticipation, building knowledge, and consolidation?|
The anticipation phase is the art of the lesson that activates prior knowledge, prepares the students for learning, and sets out the purposes of the lesson. Here we use the Fishbowl with Enhanced Lecture and M-Chart.
The teacher explains to the students that he will present a brief oral argument about a controversial issue, the Kyoto Treaty on Global Warming. The teacher selects six students to serve as the audience in the Fishbowl. The other students will surround and observe them as they listen to the oral argument and then as they evaluate it among themselves.
The teacher reminds the Fishbowl group about the M-Chart and the questions presented in the Seventh Core Lesson on Understanding Arguments: he should provide this in a handout or write it on the chalk board for reference: