Sharing 1 – How do you 2 – What is an issue value speaking in that you would like your classroom? to research in your classroom? 3 - How do you 4 - How do you group students in differentiate your classroom? speaking in your classroom?
Steps for a Research Project Find a Plan Next Research Steps Question Gather Reflect Data Write Research Conclusion Literature Write Analyze Claims Data
Research QuestionWhat teaching strategies and techniques willenhance my 2nd/3rd grade bilingual students’Portuguese speaking skills?
Data collection Teaching Journal 2 weeks (each group) Videos Cooperative learning groups, sharing time, Social Studies project Observation checklist Who speaks Portuguese? When? Survey Additional information
Claims Claim 1: Differentiating and integrating skills improve speaking fluency. Claim 2: There is a correlation between gender and speaking Portuguese. Claim 3: Teacher and more fluent students help less fluent students to speak Portuguese.
Argument: The level of L2 speaking in a dual language classroom will increase if the teacher differentiates activities and integrates reading, writing, and listening with speaking. Another effective way to promote speaking in the same setting is to group students into cooperative learning groups, according to their levels of proficiency in the target language as well as gender.
Impact of Results on ourInstruction• Grouping students into cooperative learning groups• Socializing with students during morning meeting, snack, recess, lunch, and dismissal• Integrating reading, writing, listening and speaking with content taught daily• Providing opportunities for students to write prior to their turn to speak.
Practicing Think about something you want to research in your classroom Make a plan Share with a partner