Where do we start when they dont speak any English?
Total Physical Response Start with commands. Model action while saying commands. Students follow commands. Dont ask students to repeat. They will begin to repeat when ready. Use to prepare for class directions, picture books, and standards-based content.
Please Understand! I am not teaching you Spanish. I want you to experience the approach. Im teaching a strategy you can use to teach ENGLISH.
Objectives Apply Total Physical Response to: teach entering and beginning ELLs, incorporate TPR (giving directions) into multilevel classes, progress to ELL-friendly literacy tasks teach the strategy to mainstream students, so they can use it to assist ELLs.
Additional slides: provide examples of incorporating TPR in grade-level instruction Teach thematically Identify what students will understand, know and be able to do. Incorporate higher-order thinking for all learners Use learning logs with sentence prompts. Use multilevel literacy resources and tasks.
What deeper understandings do you want them to obtain? Deeper understandings need to be uncovered, often discovered by the learner. Identify things of interest with which you want them to become familiar. What do you want them to know? Adapted from Slide Presentation by Jay McTighe at 2005 ASCD and DI Summer Conference Select Theme
Topical Understandings People and many other animals need shelters. Workers need the right tools and materials to make shelters. Some people make their own shelters; others hire special workers to make their homes. Climate and resources affect the shelters people build.
Overarching Understandings People form communities to help them meet their needs and wants. When people work together, it is easier to meet the needs of the community. Climate, topography and resources influence settlement patterns and life styles. There is a process for making things and usually ways to improve the process. People make choices and exchange something of value for goods and services. Standards enable people to measure, to communicate effectively, and to make and duplicate products.
What do you want students to know and be able to do? KNOW Linear measurements. Money units. Addition and subtraction facts. Strategies for comparing and contrasting. DO Measure accurately. Match currency and coins with cost. Add costs of building supplies. Subtract costs to compare prices. Use comparisons to estimate. Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast two stories.