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Adenuga by Mind Map: Adenuga

1. Scaffolding strategies and reasons behind my choice.

1.1. Tap into Prior Knowledge: This allows students to make connections between what they are going to learn and what they already know. It helps to generate and retain students' attention and interests.

1.2. Give time to process and talk: This foster students' confidence and creativity. EAL students need time to individually articulate their opinion before presenting it to the class.

1.3. Use multimedia: This promotes teaching for long term memory. Research has revealed that when a concept is delivered to students through diverse platforms, it foster learning/teaching for long term memory.

1.4. Pre-teach vocabulary: The primary goal of the TESOL standards framework is that students develop interpersonal, interpretive and communicative skills. Pre teaching school subjects comparison related vocabulary( adjectives that can be used to describe, compare and contrast school subjects) will foster students readiness for essay and summary writing.

1.5. Give hints and essay writing checklist: This strategy will help students to reflect and self-assess  their writing before submission.

1.6. Pause, ask questions and review necessary concepts: This strategy will help to track students' assimilation, progress and readiness for the next unit.

2. Bibliography

2.1. Alber, R. (2011). 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students. Retrieved September 04, 2016, from

2.2. T. (2007). Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED Talks. Retrieved September 04, 2016, from

2.3. B. (2016). ESL Strategy Toolkit: Dr. Cummins on Language Scaffolding Across Subjects. Retrieved September 04, 2016, from

3. Prior Knowledge: Students understand that some school subjects are prioritized more than others.

4. Big idea

4.1. TESOL Pre K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards Framework, commands that students develop presentational, communicative and interpersonal skills through listening, speaking and writing activities. The students will be able to demonstrate the aforementioned set of skills.

5. Objectives

5.1. By the end of this unit, 85% of the students will be able to collaboratively and individually explore other people's conceptual ideas, and ultimately draw their own thesis by exploring and other sources.

5.2. 85% of the students will be able to write a standard style argumentative essay in regards to school subjects with less than 7% suject-verb agreement error.

5.3. 80% of the students will be able to figure out the meaning of new school subjects related words based on the context in which they're used 6 out of 10 times.

5.4. 85% of the students will be able to effectively use comparative and superlative to compare and contrast at least 7 out of ten times.

5.5. 90% of the students will be able to write a summary with less than 8% subject-verb agreement error.

6. EAL

6.1. Middle school, grade 6-8

7. Standard

7.1. Standard 4, TESOL Pre K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards Framework: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the area of science.