Mapping & Brainstorming

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Mapping & Brainstorming

  1. 1. Mapping & Brainstorming 6 Strategies for ESL Learners By Gina Petti
  2. 2. Review of Articles <ul><li>RED 554 51163 </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment in Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Southeastern University </li></ul><ul><li>May 26, 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. 6 strategies for ESL <ul><li>Extralinguistic Cues </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Pictures with Comprehensive checks </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning structures </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic Modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Concepts, not details on lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies to Develop Thinking </li></ul>
  4. 4. Extra linguistic Cues <ul><li>Gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Facial Expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Aids such as drawings and pictures </li></ul>
  5. 5. Linguistic Modifications <ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Clear enunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Slow rate of speech with pauses </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interactive Pictures with Comprehensive Checks <ul><li>Students provide comprehensive input </li></ul><ul><li>Perform Comprehensive checks - oral, physical, and model assignment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Active learning structures <ul><li>Provide opportunity for students to try new language – peer work, small groups, large groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Students check their understanding and elaborate on it to peers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Focus on concepts, not details <ul><li>Focus on main point </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on targeted vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Do not focus on perfect pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>The larger concept is more important than details. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategies to Develop Thinking <ul><li>Provide student with strategies – advance organizers & cognitive mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Connect new learning with something students already know – prior knowledge </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Herlele, D. (n.d.). Visual Tools. Retrieved on May 25, 2009 from http://programs.educationalimpact.com </li></ul><ul><li>Reynolds, J., Orbanosky, J., Chavez. M., DeCrescentis, R. & Chargualaf, S. (n.d.). Methods of Sheltered English. Retrieved on May 25, 2009 from </li></ul><ul><li>http://programs.educationalimpact.com </li></ul>

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