Applied Linguistics/Strategies

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Instructional Strategy

The instructional strategy used for this course will be the interactive lecture.

Reading Strategy

For this course, various reading strategies are presented in order to assist the English language learner uncover and interact with the assigned readings.

  1. The assigned groups of three will scan weekly readings and will decide on which member will analyze which reading.
  2. When uncovering the reading, consider the title, headings, images, and the text itself before developing the overall idea.
  3. Come up with three main points from the reading and develop a content (WH question) for each point: three questions in total.
  4. Each group of three will assign the following roles for each reading that is discussed: (a) questioner, (b) paraphraser, and (c) responder. Rotate these roles for each reading so that each member has to opportunity to assume different roles. At the end of each reading discussion, the group will develop two questions that relate to a topic that at least two group members already knew, but would like to know more of.
  5. Save the answers to the questions which will be posted to the Moodle forum later in the week.
  6. As an individual group member, reflect on a topic that is new for you, that you do not understand, or that you are not in agreement with, and develop two questions around that topic. Be prepared to bring your questions to class and/or submit to the Google Forum.

Technique originated from Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom: A Guide for Instructional leaders.