Module 4 Reflection
by Kelly Ritter
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Module 4 Reflection
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
Give small group play opportunties for children to
mentor eachother and ELL students. Social
interaction is a key to language aquisition in ELL
Provide Direct Lessons on voacabulary use for
all the group, Use prepared Literacture and
props to help ELL students learn word with
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.
"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
Expansions: As a Teacher I
will not correct
pronounciation but rather
recast with appropriate
Extensions: Restate with complete thought
Repetitions: New sentence by repeating part of
Parallel Talk: As a Teacher I will describe child's
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
Fill-Ins: As a teacher I will help child learn new
vocabulary by providing sentence and allowing
them to finish the statement.
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.