Presentation on theme: "Freedom within Structure: How to Compose an Engaged Language Lesson and Class Dawn Wink September 23, 2013 Annual Conference for Teachers of English 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Freedom within Structure: How to Compose an Engaged Language Lesson and Class Dawn Wink September 23, 2013 Annual Conference for Teachers of English 2013 ELT Going Through Changes El Domínico Americano Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Two Truths, One Lie
When you think of an engaged class, what does this look like? What is happening?
What well do: Concepts for composing an engaging, interactive, rigorous class/presentation/workshop. Specific strategies and activities
One evening I walked into class and announced, Tonight we re going to talk about structure, well aware that I was stirring up a hornet s nest … I wanted to show structure not as restrictive, pharisaic law, but as a means of freedom. ~ Madeleine L Engle, A Circle of Quiet, p. 123 Freedom Within Structure
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Pass the Paper Think/Pair/Share Conversation Line Conversation Circle Mingle Individual Writing Graphic Organizers Quickwrite
Share your plans and ideas with your partner.
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