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PLAN CONTENT & LANGUAGE COMPONENTS OF A CALLA LESSON

Directions: In this activity you will work with your group to develop language activities based on your grade-level content text for the textbook language analysis. Use the guidelines below. Include language activities in which students practice two or more of the following language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar.

CALLA INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE GUIDELINES Theme/Topic: Living Abroad Grade/Language Level: 8th grade/ basic

Standards: To express orally in communicative situations of high frequency related to the level topic, using brief and simple phrases and sentences with a good pronunciation. To develop an opened, creative and flexible attitude to English learning this gives them the chance to develop the sense of respect and value of diversity between people and cultures.

1. Content Objectives: Oral Expression SWBT: To describe abilities and possibilities through can and could structures To use adjectives in comparative and superlative form To express coherently in the ideas through connectors like where and then.

Listening Comprehension SWBT: To identify thematic vocabulary and key words of the unit To identify structures referred to possibilities and abilities in the past and present.

How assessed? provide the correct materials needed in order to get the students attention and motivation, check the vocabulary that you are going to give them during the class (traveling vocabulary)

2. Language Objectives: Reading comprehension: swbat Understand short texts related to life in other countries, create at least a paragraph with no more than 30 words talking about what place they like to live the most. Listening comprehension: swbat Complete the worksheets related to the videos that the teacher shows during the class, each video have a complete the blanks with missed information. Speaking ability: swbat Express their own thoughts according to what country they have choose, in order to present different costumes, like food, national celebrations, etc. Vocabulary Manage at least basic words related to travelling vocabulary. They have to be able to use adjectives in order to describe people and places. Grammar: Emphasize descriptions; teach at least 5 more adjectives to describe people and places, and common language expressions related to the content.

3. Learning Strategies Objectives: (to be added later in workshop) Cognitive strategies: (reading comprehension) Children will be able to: To summarize what they have already learn in classes To identify different cultures around the world

Metacognitive strategies: (self evaluation) Children will be able to: Grade they own knowledge, what they have learn? What they have to improve? Social/affective strategies: Work group: presentation Pair group: class discussion

Materials: Projector Whiteboard Images Worksheets Maps Speakers

PROCEDURES Preparation: How will I find out what my students already know about this content topic and what related prior experiences they have had? How will I find out what language skills they already know for this type of task? What vocabulary needs to be taught? First of all the teacher has to introduce the topic, and tell the students about the main objectives of the class. Then, with ice-breaker activities the teacher would encourage children to speak up about their own experiences. If the teacher notice (or maybe he/she knows in advanced) that some of the students had lived in any other place or country the teacher will encourage him/her to speak about her/his experience. Try to provide also clear new vocabulary and try to avoid misunderstanding words and complex vocabulary; you have to consider the grade and English level in order to reach to your main goals.

Presentation: What is the best way to present this content so that students understand the concepts? What language skills will they use?

The best way to introduce the content is using colorful materials, interesting activities for children and obviously provides a good atmosphere to get the childrens attention. Speaking and listening are the most important language skills if you want that students prepare a group presentation, so these skills need to be reinforce whenever you can, ask about personal opinion (provide common expressions on the whiteboard so this can help them to connect ideas and explain it orally)

Practice: What kinds of activities will help my students apply the new information? What language skills will they be practicing? Every video has a worksheet in which they can apply missing information based on the vocabulary that the teacher has already taught. Listening comprehension is one of the main skills that you want to reinforce with this activity. Speaking ability is the skill that you want to reinforce with the presentation, the way they can manage the new vocabulary, the common expressions and the new contents (in this case adjectives) to describe and explain different aspects of the selected country.

Self-evaluation: What is the best way for my students to assess their own learning of language and content? A check list could be a better way to tick what they have learnt, they need to know how test their own progress and realized what they need to improve. Selfevaluation and co-evaluation are going to be the rubrics needed in order to check their own work and the classmate work.

SELF - EVALUATION Student: When class begins, I knew the contents: Date:

If your answer is yes, which one?

Content I have learned:

The contents were meaningful to me:

If your answer is no, why not?:

My questions / problems / questions are:

Expansion: How can I connect the topic of this lesson to students own lives, culture, and language? How does this topic connect to other content areas? How can parents become involved? How can I help students transfer what they have learned to new situations? In public schools we can find different life experiences, some people had the opportunity to travel abroad and maybe some others dont have that experience, and we can find also people with different traditions and things that they can share like if we have a Mapuche student he or she can explain about her or his culture, the language, the traditional food, everything of this culture is going to be new for us, so it could be a great idea to share this information with the students. If you dont have any student with living abroad experiences you can invite someone who has live abroad and let him or her to explain the class in which country she or he did visit.

TEACHER'S ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING

How will I find out what students know and are able to do as a result of this instruction? How will I know if students have met the objectives of this lesson or unit?

All the videos are going to have a formative evaluation in order to test their own knowledge. The only activity which is going to be evaluated with a mark is the presentation. The teacher will provide a rubric for each way of evaluation: Selfevaluation and teacher's evaluation. It will be consider the opinion of the classmates and the participation of all the class, level of commitment and motivation generated in classes.