Lesson Planning With Language in Mind

Report
Something
useful?
Rio Rancho Middle School
January 3, 2011
Lesson planning?
• Create a lesson plan for a lesson you will deliver this
week. (10 Minutes)
A Typical Lesson Plan begins with a …
Focus:
Objectives
Aligned to
Standards
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A Typical Lesson Plan Includes …
Instruction:
Give the students the tools and
foundation to reach the day’s goal.
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A Typical Lesson Plan Includes …
Guided Practice:
Give students the opportunity to
practice the new concepts.
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A Typical Lesson Plan Includes…
Independent Practice:
Allow students the opportunity
to practice concepts on their own.
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A Typical Lesson Plan Includes …
Closure/Assessment/Evaluation
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How did they do?
How did you do?
How do you know?
How will this affect what you do tomorrow?
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Is there anything else?
• What have our adopted strategies, data and our
own students told us about our lesson preparation?
• Have any of the above changed our practice?
How have some of our colleagues
responded to this question?
In this case, a Typical Lesson Plan begins
with a …
Focus:
Content
Objectives
Language
Objectives
Aligned to
Standards
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A Typical Lesson Plan Includes …
Instruction:
Through the lens of the language
demands of the content.
Student Centered
• Prior Knowledge
• Building of Background
Knowledge
Frontloading,
Scaffolding, Sheltering
• Bricks
• Mortar
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A Typical Lesson Plan Includes …
Guided Practice:
Reading
Listening
Writing
Formative Assessment
Opportunities
(Informal and Formal)
Speaking
Opportunity for
Interaction: Enhancing
Academic Language
Discourse
Sheltered
& Rigorous
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A Typical Lesson Plan Includes…
Independent Practice:
Reading
Listening
Writing
Speaking
Formative Assessment
Opportunities
(Informal and Formal)
Sheltered
& Rigorous
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How about some strategies to
support these concepts?
• Academic Language Frames
o Can be used to teach the skills of analyzing,
comparing, categorizing and classifying,
problem solving, persuading, empathizing,
synthesizing, interpreting, evaluating, and
applying.
How about some strategies?
• Be explicit!
o Become familiar with theses terms, and point
them out when you or your students use them in
discussion and or written tasks.
How about some strategies?
• Be explicit!
o Model how to effectively use academic
language and provide opportunities for students
to use the expressions, prompts, and frames in
the classroom while interacting in large or small
group settings.
o Daily cue cards???
How about some strategies?
Academic Language Expressions, Prompts and Frames for Synthesizing
Common expressions used when synthesizing include:
● In a nutshell it means that…
● Other sources also argue that…
● It all boils down to…
● Even though it seems that the text is about… I think that…
● The author is essentially saying…
● If we think about all the issues we come up with…
● One source is not enough to make such a decision.
● Upon gathering all the facts we can conclude that…
● The elements (parts) are related in the following ways…
● When we pull all the pieces together, we see that…
● Its most important traits are…
● If history is any indication, then…
● Which research supported that?
● There is more than one way to approach this issue.
How about some strategies?
Following are prompts that encourage
students to synthesize when speaking or
writing:
● Write a journal entry from the perspective
of…
● Create a sculpture that relates to…
● Design a greeting card for…to send…
● Write a letter of appreciation to a historical
figure.
● Construct a modern folktale about…
● Create a song or poem expressing your
feelings about…
● Compose a short story from the point of
view of a…
● Create a proposal with different alternatives
for making a major change in your community.
Lesson Planning!
• Let’s revisit our lesson plans and add some pieces
that weren’t there before.
• Consider how the expressions, prompts and frames
may be introduced ultimately owned by them as
well.
Thank you!
Adrian Sandoval
[email protected]
Phone: 505-243-4442
Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations
at New Mexico Highlands University
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