Easy as Pie Content Lessons
Easy as Pie Content Lessons. Adapted from: Enhancing English Language Learning in Elementary Classrooms Center for Applied Linguistics. Traditional Content Lessons. Follow a sequence similar to this: Students read the text answer questions discuss material - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Easy as Pie Content LessonsAdapted from: Enhancing English Language Learning in Elementary ClassroomsCenter for Applied Linguistics
Traditional Content LessonsFollow a sequence similar to this:Students read the textanswer questionsdiscuss materialComplete applications/expansions
For Second Language StudentsThis is the wrong sequence to follow.Why do you think this is so?Reason 1?Reason 2?Reason 3?Hint: part of the reasons have to do with scaffolding and background knowledge.
With L2 Learners ...Teach the Text Backwards.....
Easy as PIE Lesson ModificationIncrease Comprehensiblity by Teaching the Text BackwardsUse multisensory approachesDevelop Prior KnowledgeIdentify and focus on specific vocabularyRecycle language previously practiced
PIE Modification...2. Increase Interaction .....by using Cooperative ActivitiesThink-Pair-ShareNumbered Heads TogetherMix & MatchRotating Review
PIE Modification...3. Increase Thinking Skills .....by Monitoring Questioning StrategiesTeacher monitors own questionsQuestion spinners
Evaluate your lesson..How did the lesson...Move from prior knowledge to new knowledge?concrete to abstract knowledge?oral language to written language to text?more contextual support to less contextual support?