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Actfl 2014 Blood, Teeth and Selfies

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How to engage Early Language Learners from Day One. Word choice, props, stories, global connections, repetitive Comprehensible Input, and letting them CREATE.

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Actfl 2014 Blood, Teeth and Selfies

  1. 1. Blood, Teeth & Selfies Engaging Elementary Language Learners ACTFL 2014, San Antonio Leslie Davison, NBCT www.lesliedavison.com @lesliedavison
  2. 2. ! People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
  3. 3. HUGE RESPONSIBILITY
  4. 4. Teaching for Proficiency Comprehensible Input
  5. 5. Teaching for Fluency Comprehensible Input
  6. 6. What is CI? • Reading or Listening • Message MUST be understandable • 100 % comprehensible • Listening will lead to speaking • Don’t force writing • More talking is not necessarily the answer • Reading or Listening
  7. 7. •Repetitive • Funny • Personal •Compelling •Repetitive •Engaging •Weird or strange • New learning • Cultural •Repetitive
  8. 8. How many reps does it take? 60-120
  9. 9. Mai--repetition
  10. 10. 13 ways to make your CI more compelling
  11. 11. word choice
  12. 12. lleva tres flores
  13. 13. http://stochasticgeometry.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/yesno.jpg choices
  14. 14. They have to touch it. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61586
  15. 15. stuff
  16. 16. kids
  17. 17. Who? What? Where? ¿Quién? ¿Qué? ¿Dónde? Stories
  18. 18. Story is the most effective delivery vehicle for your content --Kendall Haven
  19. 19. “Whoever tells the best
  20. 20. Who? come-eats http://www.solofoods.com/sites/solofoods.com/files/images/dog-eats-cupcake.jpg What? Where? ¿Quién? ¿Qué? ¿Dónde?
  21. 21. Costa Rica San Antonio
  22. 22. unexpected
  23. 23. pop culture
  24. 24. acting
  25. 25. bear OSO games
  26. 26. Global Connections
  27. 27. Video Star
  28. 28. Songs
  29. 29. Let them create
  30. 30. Create a story in groups of 4 wants goes Stuff San Antonio Selfie 5 X ! Include: http://goairportshuttle.com/images/site/san-antonio-colorful.jpg

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