It can help to see sample lesson plans that show the sequence and integration of activities within lessons.
Opinion Formation Cards
This activity provides students with an opportunity to build language as they talk with successive partners to strengthen their opinions on an issue.
A-B Information Gap Cards
This activity requires students to take a side of an issue and use new vocabulary and syntax to argue and negotiate with a partner.
This set of tips helps both teacher and students to maximize the value of pair-shares.
Communicativeness Design and Observation Tool
This tool helps teachers to use three features of communicativeness to improve language development activities.
USING COMPLEX TEXTS
Wide-Angle Reading Frame
This visual helps students to create a mental framework before and during reading in order to keep the purpose(s) of the text in mind.
This visual helps students to evaluate the usefulness of thoughts that emerge during reading and listening.
Helps students to predict and justify their predictions for reading.
Figure out the Figuratives
This visual helps students to see the connections between the figurative expression and what it is describing. figure
Literature Theme Organizer
This visual helps students to see ways in which to generate and support multiple themes from different types of texts.
Narrative Structure Map
This visual helps students to organize events in a typical narrative.
ABC Inference Table
This visual helps students to make inferences while reading.
This visual helps students to infer causes and effects in history, science, and literature-based texts.
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE & THINKING
Reading Comprehension Observation Tool
This visual tool shows the reflection cycle with a backward-planned inquiry in the center, and is useful for engaging in iterative evidence-based cycles of growth and improvement