I’m working on a esl discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
On pages 86-87 in the textbook, a few specific activities are given as classroom practices. This discussion serves to build a bank of additional activities to use in the classroom with all learners, but with a focus on thinking about how it can benefit English learners.
For this discussion begin by completing the 2 items below:
1) Review pages 86-87
2) Find a classroom activity online such as the cluster and KWL example to use in the classroom, or make one up. Stick to something that is just a framework that could be used in many different contexts. For example, KWL can be used with almost any topic – it doesn’t depend upon a certain book or other material. This might be an activity from a website, journal, or book. Don’t use a full lesson plan, just select or create an activity. This can be a framework or form that students fill out (such as the cluster or KWL), a worksheet, a quiz, creating a piece of writing or art, a type of literature or reading response or writing, etc. I gave these as types of activities as examples just to start you thinking, but this is pretty open.
Then for your POST:
- Give the title of the activity and the link (or write it out if you created it). Be sure that any link points to a specific activity. If there is more than one on the page that the links takes you to, please be specific about which activity you are sharing. If giving an activity from a journal or book, provide a complete citation. If you got this from someone else, give them credit, or if you created this activity, say so. (2 pts.)
- Give a sample context in which you could use this activity. In other words, what would you have students do with it? If it helps, think of a discipline area (such as Science, Social Studies, etc.) or a particular teaching material, such as a book. (min. 2 sentences) (2 pts.)
- Give a suggested grade level. (.5 pts.)
- Tell in which of these categories you would place this activity, and explain (min. 2 sentences.): (2 pts.)
- warm up
- assessment (and specify before instruction, during instruction, or after instruction)
- building background knowledge
- before, during, or after reading
- other – if you feel it fits somewhere not listed
- Tell why you chose this particular activity or lesson plan, and how it might be especially helpful with ESL students (although you would do it with all students in your class). (min. 2 sentences) (2 pts.)