No code written feedback & error correction in the language classroomPresentation Transcript
No code: Written feedback and error correction in the language classroom David Dodgson TED Ankara College Image by D Sharon Pruitt
Which age groups do you work with? A. Pre-School/Kindergarten B. Primary/Elementary School C. Middle School D. High School/University prep E. Adult learners First, a quick poll...
Put your teacher’s hat on...
Put your teacher’s hat on... Sp? X G Sp? W.O. G Sp? ? Good but be careful with spelling! Remember: She goes NOT She’s goes!!
Put yourself in the learners’ shoes... Image by Maddy Lou
The end of the process?
Focusing on content Image by toolstop
From my classroom...
From my classroom... I really enjoyed reading about your best friend and I want to know more! Her favourite animal is a rabbit – has she got a pet rabbit? She has got 1 or 2 fish – goldfish? Has she got an aquarium? She goes to Charles de Gaulle – is she French? Or can she speak French? Please tell me more!
A part of the process, not the end
What about error correction? Image by Mad African
Why ‘no code’?
Why ‘no code’?
A collaborative solution Image by ToGa Wanderings
A collaborative solution Create a paragraph using common errors made by your students. Put them in groups of 3 or 4 and ask them to identify and correct the mistakes. Can be done on computer via typewith.me, google docs, etc. Or just do it on the board with different coloured markers! Make sure they review their own work afterwards and look for similar mistakes.
Doesn’t it all take a lot of time (preparation and class time)? Yes, but it’s worth it! Can kids really think critically in this way? You’d be surprised! During collaborative error correction, don’t they use a lot of L1? Yes, but so what? Questions I’m often asked...
Let it grow... Image by Langwitches
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