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PSP Tizianad

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PSP Tizianad

  1. 2. Tiziana Dodds <ul><li>School: Genazzano FCJ College </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Year Level: 8 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Context <ul><li>A class of Year 8 students who had been studying Italian for 18 months were chosen for this investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the investigation was to examine different quality and thinking tools in order to engage all learners and enable students to understand how language works. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What did you do? <ul><li>I commenced with a class survey- the question asked was How clear I am about why we have studied and learnt the things we have in our language classes </li></ul><ul><li>The students gave individual responses to this question </li></ul>
  4. 5. Pre survey. How clear I am about why we have studied and learnt the things we have in our language classes. 0 -----------------------------------------5----------------------------------------10 Not clear sort of clear absolutely clear Results of survey: Total students present: 23 6 4 1 10 1 1 0 Student results 10 9 8 7 6 5 0 -4 Ratings
  5. 6. Process <ul><li>After the survey had been conducted a class discussion followed which focused on the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What do we use language for? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we communicate? </li></ul><ul><li>The answers to these questions were listed on the board and the word sentence was isolated </li></ul><ul><li>The class created a Sunshine Wheel answering the question - What makes up a sentence? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Discussion questions and answers. Why do we use language? (What purpose does language have?) To travel To understand To communicate To talk with people To travel How do we communicate? Talking Writing Gestures Listening Reading Singing What form does language take in all of these? What do we use? Sentences - sentences are made up of words which are put together in a certain way.
  7. 8. Construction of Sunshine Wheel Sentences-are made up of words Subject verbs articles prepositions nouns adjectives conjunctions punctuation
  8. 9. <ul><li>After a discussion of the Sunshine Wheel the students added the Italian concepts that they had learnt to the wheel thereby creating a Spider Map </li></ul><ul><li>They summarized rules that they knew onto the map </li></ul><ul><li>This created a sunshine wheel expanded into a spider map </li></ul>Process continued
  9. 10. Sentences Made up of words Subject verbs -are -ere -ire nouns adjectives masculine irregular regular articles ‘ o’ group –has 4 forms- o, a, i, e- Masculine and feminine, singular and plural ‘ e’ group – has 2 forms – e, i. Singular & plural only il l’ definite indefinite i gli le un uno una un’ io tu lui, lei noi voi loro conjunctions e ma feminine singular plural prepositions a con in da punctuation Adjectives usually follow the noun essere avere fare andare lo la l’
  10. 11. What did you learn? <ul><li>The students enjoyed the activity and felt they were more in control as they understood why they had been taught the various grammatical concepts </li></ul><ul><li>They said that it now all made sense as before it was in pieces and now they could see how it all fits together </li></ul><ul><li>They now refer to this wheel / map when they complete tasks – it has become another tool for them </li></ul><ul><li>It is very worthwhile to unpack the learning for the students so that there is a real purpose in what they study </li></ul><ul><li>I have started the Sunshine Wheel in a Year 7 class – I hope to build the wheel with them so that they are aware of how the taught language parts fit together </li></ul>
  11. 12. Showcase Presentation Instructions <ul><li>Please bring this Powerpoint to Day 4 saved on a USB stick </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, please bring your own laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Customise the pages to reflect your investigation – maybe try some photos from www.flickrcc.bluemountains.net </li></ul><ul><li>The presentation only needs to be 5 minutes long 5 minutes for questions </li></ul>

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