Drive Series Compass

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Drive Series Compass

  1. 1. A V O C A B U L A R Y A N D S K I L L B U I L D E R S E R I E S Drive
  2. 2. Main Goals of the Series  Vocabulary Builder  Start from students’ base vocabulary  Add new vocabulary to base through repeated exposure and practice  Skill Builder  Scaffold practice from a level that is accessible to students  Keep steps between levels of series narrow
  3. 3. Four Skills Four Levels  Reading  Drive 1-4  Listening  Drive 1-4  Speaking  Drive 1-4  Writing  Drive 1-4  False Beginner  R, L, S, W  High Beginner  R, L, S, W  Intermediate  R, L, S, W  High Intermediate  R, L, S, W Series Structure
  4. 4. Instructional Approach  Presentation  Target vocabulary and grammar  Practice  Level appropriate tasks  Reinforcement  Recycling of unit targets in different tasks  Skill extension  More challenging tasks for practice  Skill assessment  Short quiz focusing on unit targets
  5. 5. Skill Connections  Themes are coordinated by grammar points across skills within levels Reading Listening Speaking Writing Unit 1 be + adj Introductions In Class At School Immediate Feelings Unit 2 Q-form with do or does Playing Fun at School Free Time Activities School Activities Unit 3 have/has Art Supplies Clothing Objects (Owned) Illness (Having a Cold) Unit 4 prepositions Location of Class Objects Locations of Places Locations of Things or Places Locations of Food Items Unit 5 There is/are Things in a Home Things on a Farm People in a Family Things at a Picnic
  6. 6. Differentiation of Levels  Beginning levels  Materials based upon 1,000 word list  Illustrations used with characters to follow through units  Developed with elementary age users in mind  Intermediate levels  Materials based upon 2,000 word list  Photographs used to support non-fiction content  Developed with middle school age users in mind
  7. 7. Workbooks  Are included for each skill  Are designed with simple tasks for students to manage on their own  Provide additional exposure to target vocabulary for reinforcement of new words
  8. 8. Wrap-up Quizzes  Include tasks previously presented for each skill  Aim to show students their skill progress  Expose students to typical tasks on standardized skill assessment tests
  9. 9. Word Lists  Found at the back of all student books  Lists 500 base words of the level  Were used as the basis for development of higher levels of the series
  10. 10. Suggested Instructional Time  1 hour per unit  Time for each activity is suggested in “How to Use This Book”  Extension activities are outlined in “How to Use This Book”  14 hours per book  Appropriate for semester courses of 1 hour per week  56 hours for all skills per level  Appropriate for month long intensive programs of 3 hours per day

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