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Teaching Strategies 1)Visual Scaffolding: Providing Language Support Through Visual Images And 2) Collecting and Processing Words: Making Language Your Own By Dawn M Donahue EDU215Teaching English Language LearnersDr. Laura Taddei
Visual Scaffolding Providing Language Support Through Visuals Images
Visual Scaffolding DEFINITION: An approach in which the language used in instruction is made more understandable by the display of drawings or photographs that allow students to hear English words and connect them to the visual images being displayed.
Visual Scaffolding Before reading the story, I would break the class into groups. pictures reproduced characters from the story I have already premade group story boards from pictures of our story, Commotion in the Ocean. Each group would get a story board with the reproduced characters from the story. emphasize the vocabulary words As I read the story, I would emphasize the vocabulary words and ask the group to also hold up the replica picture to show that they are identifying the picture with the vocabulary word.
Visual Scaffolding engaging the children build the file The story boards would be engaging the children and we could keep the felt story boards to use on their own for constructive free play, which would build the file for them!
Collecting and Processing Words Making Vocabulary Your Own
Collecting and Processing Words Definition: Collecting words is a strategy for helping children develop better speaking and writing vocabularies. It also serves to support their understanding of words that have the same or similar meanings. By "collecting" words, students are constantly building a collection of words and word meanings that will serve to increase their understanding of oral language and improve and strengthen their spoken vocabulary and eventually their writing skills.
I chose to use the same book, Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz.
Collecting and Processing Words In reading the story, Commotion in the Ocean, I would set up a word chart, to chart words the students would get stuck on. LivvieLilyAudreyPatrickDerekAnya Vocabulary Used Crab barnacles walrusesturtlesoctopus Movement words Swim skewer crawlScamper jiggling bury Descriptive Words blubbersneakybulginggorgeous
Collecting and Processing Words Then using We, as teachers, can more easily assess the oral and written usage of these and other words the children are hearing and learning. (See the example below) LivvieLilyAudreyPatrickDerekAnya Vocabulary Used Crab barnacles walrusesturtlesoctopus Movement words Swim skewer crawlScamper jiggling bury Descriptive Words blubbersneakybulginggorgeous
Collecting and Processing Words Create a collection of words, sentences, and synonyms by giving the children a writing journal. This journal can contain sentences and/or drawings to show that they understand the words they are hearing and learning.
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