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Daily Oral Language
Daily Oral Language Lessons: Daily Work well as dispatch Aligned with standards-based instruction Focus on Grammar Punctuation Capitalization Mechanics Usage
Procedures (example) Sentences on board or overhead when students enter Students correct errors Share revisions Check for understanding Give direct instruction if needed
Suggestions: Set a specific time Establish routine procedures Use a timer Give clear and immediate feedback Hold students accountable
Students write the DOLs In a notebook On a DOL form* Teacher checks DOLS at end of each week (or two weeks). Weekly or bi-weekly quiz reflects DOL content Expect student writing to reflect DOL content! Accountability: Key to Success
Any Questions about Daily Oral Language? Where do I get my DOLs? Textbooks Online grammar sites DOL workbooks Student writing (unfortunately, a wonderful source of errors!) Remember: Align DOL with content to be tested.
By the way: Use a variety of errors Recycle errors to keep students “on their toes” Get feedback in various ways. Students: make corrections on overhead write answers on board write on individual dry erase boards
Keeping it fun Try using student names in the error samples Allow students to submit samples Use humorous sentences or interest-grabbing topics Use newspaper “errors” Build a non-threatening environment for sharing answers
A DOL “Sample” Students enter class and see this on the board. DOL #1 My daughter a student at samford university can talk to anyone she never meets a stranger.
DOL #1 Students write the sentence in their notebooks. Volunteers come one at a time and make a correction. There may be more than one way to make corrections. Discuss reasons/rules.
One sentence... 3 mini-lessons! My daughter a student at samford university can talk to anyone she never meets a stranger. Comma use: appositive Capitalization: name of a specific university Run-on sentence Make two sentences (separate with a period) Separate two closely related sentences with a semi-colon. Etc.
Final Answer Several “correct” answers are possible Students should be able to defend their answers. My daughter, a student at Samford University, can talk to anyone. She never meets a stranger!