Integrating Language Objectives       to Content Teaching         Six T Approach                 Magda Enríquez-Beitler   ...
1 – ThemesPrimary source for curriculum planningAligned to standards and students’ needs   Examples: Insects, The solar ...
2 – TextsContent resourcesSchool District generated resourcesTeacher generatedInteresting texts may lead to topic sele...
3   –   TopicsSub-units of content which exploremore specific expects of the theme.Example: Theme – Insects        Topics...
4 – TreadsLink various theme unitsGives coherence    Example: Responsibility to uphold    civil rights for citizens, con...
5 – TasksBasic unit of instruction planned in response to texts being used.That is content resources drive tasksTasks a...
6 – TransitionsExplicitly planned activities to providecoherence across topic in a theme unitand across tasks within topics
Steps to follow
1 – Outline the core objectives    (Standards) so that the lesson     helps:       a. Prepare students for the subject    ...
2 – Establish the content to be used      o Theme          oText selection              o Topic designation 3 – Select pos...
4 – Make decisions about sequence    of content:       oTopics       oTexts       oThemes
5 – Increase teacher involvement   “bumping up” the student’s     knowledge
6 – Specification of core (standard)     objectives for each theme unit     in terms of language, content     and strategy...
7 – Design of tasks to carry out    the content of language goals    of each theme unit8 – Determination of transitions   ...
9 – Extension – New content develops
Language and Content learningneeds to be balanced : – Do not overemphasize content – Do not underemphasize language
-When planning learning objectivesfor the theme units make sure youinclude content and languageobjectives
-Do not overwhelm students with  too much content– Remember pacing!
Plan your evaluations or assessmentkeeping the balance between contenlearning and language learning.Do not exclude assessm...
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  1. 1. Integrating Language Objectives to Content Teaching Six T Approach Magda Enríquez-Beitler One Click! Your Solution
  2. 2. 1 – ThemesPrimary source for curriculum planningAligned to standards and students’ needs Examples: Insects, The solar system.
  3. 3. 2 – TextsContent resourcesSchool District generated resourcesTeacher generatedInteresting texts may lead to topic selection
  4. 4. 3 – TopicsSub-units of content which exploremore specific expects of the theme.Example: Theme – Insects Topics: a. Insects which are helpful b. Insects which are harmful c. Insects which eat other insects
  5. 5. 4 – TreadsLink various theme unitsGives coherence Example: Responsibility to uphold civil rights for citizens, control pollution, protect endangered cultures - Civil rights, - Pollution, - Native Americans
  6. 6. 5 – TasksBasic unit of instruction planned in response to texts being used.That is content resources drive tasksTasks are designed to teach the language knowledge and content information that is central to the texts of a given theme unit
  7. 7. 6 – TransitionsExplicitly planned activities to providecoherence across topic in a theme unitand across tasks within topics
  8. 8. Steps to follow
  9. 9. 1 – Outline the core objectives (Standards) so that the lesson helps: a. Prepare students for the subject to be learned b. Introduce students to the academic language needed c. Promote students’ self-reliance and positive engagement d. Motivates students
  10. 10. 2 – Establish the content to be used o Theme oText selection o Topic designation 3 – Select possible threads that emerge from final theme, text and topic designations
  11. 11. 4 – Make decisions about sequence of content: oTopics oTexts oThemes
  12. 12. 5 – Increase teacher involvement “bumping up” the student’s knowledge
  13. 13. 6 – Specification of core (standard) objectives for each theme unit in terms of language, content and strategy learning
  14. 14. 7 – Design of tasks to carry out the content of language goals of each theme unit8 – Determination of transitions across topic and across tasks
  15. 15. 9 – Extension – New content develops
  16. 16. Language and Content learningneeds to be balanced : – Do not overemphasize content – Do not underemphasize language
  17. 17. -When planning learning objectivesfor the theme units make sure youinclude content and languageobjectives
  18. 18. -Do not overwhelm students with too much content– Remember pacing!
  19. 19. Plan your evaluations or assessmentkeeping the balance between contenlearning and language learning.Do not exclude assessment inone area to concentrate in the othe

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