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Module 4 Reflection Vocabulary Builder by Mind Map: Module 4 Reflection
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Module 4 Reflection Vocabulary Builder

IRE VS Open-ended Questions

Although it is sometimes easier and quicker to teach a lesson using Initiate, Respond, and Evaluate (IRE) methods, students language development benefits most from a Reciprocal conversation and opened ended questions.

ELL students will learn more through social interactions and use of repetition and paraphrasing

Group Activities

Small Groups

Give small group play opportunties for children to mentor eachother and ELL students. Social interaction is a key to language aquisition in ELL students

Big Groups

Provide Direct Lessons on voacabulary use for all the group, Use prepared Literacture and props to help ELL students learn word with visual que

Learning Centers

Reading books then placing them in the reading center is a common practice of mine. I like students to be introduced to the story before putting into use in the library. This allows students to learn the story together and pretend read the book to their friends in class. A great way to also introduce new vocabulary and a natural way for them to play with that word

As a teacher I will add more to the writing center. Use large group time to introduce the writing acitivites and provide paper for free write.

More Environmental Print: As a teacher I will incoorperate more labeling in the center and provide ways for students to use real life objects in the centers. Such as magazines with lots of letter print in the art center.

Dramatic Play

"Becoming" what they see: As a teacher I will use Open ended questions to help move the story, introduce new vocabulary and support new vocabulary in this area

Space: gives space for play and not intruded by other play

Time: "work-time" long enough for students to "become" characters and develop plots (30 minutes or more)

Theme: familiar topics to child, regional or location specific as well as daily chores with family or special events.

Teacher Plays too: Give time to recognize play as audience or character in the play.

Talk, Talk, Talk Supporting Children's Language Development

Expansions: As a Teacher I will not correct pronounciation but rather recast with appropriate Grammar

New node

Extensions: Restate with complete thought

Repetitions: New sentence by repeating part of child's comment

Parallel Talk: As a Teacher I will describe child's action

Self-Talk: As a Teacher I will describes own actions as they take place.

Vertical Structuring: As a teacher uses questions to engage child in complex sentence creation.

Fill-Ins: As a teacher I will help child learn new vocabulary by providing sentence and allowing them to finish the statement.

Pretty Pictures

As a teacher I already use many different pictures to help introduce new vocabulary or to help students think about connections.

Now I know this helps ELL students as well.