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Instructional Strategies to support CALP acquisition for

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Jodi Shea

on 26 February 2011

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Transcript of Instructional Strategies to support CALP acquisition for

What is BIC What is CALP Why is it important to focus on CALP Instructional Strategies to Support CALP acquistion for ELLS Language skills needed in
social situations. It is the langugage
needed to interact socially with other
people. This is formed by interactions on
* the playground
* lunchroom
* on the bus
* Parties Formal academics that includes listening, speaking, reading, writing about subject are content material. Problems arise when teachers and andministration think children are proficient in a language when they demonstrate good social English Academic language Acquisition is more than content area vocabulary. It includes comparing, classifying, synthesizing, evaluating and inferring Strategies nonverbal clues graphic organizers hands on learning opportunities Cooperative or peer tutoring techniques ask students higher order thinking questions...What would happen if.....? model thinking language by thinking aloud pictures
demonstrations teach study skills and test taking skills Increase thinking skills In the Classroom provide cooperative learning dialogue journals
culture studies access prior knowledge role play open ended sentences graphs and charts
pictures Teachers should: speak clearly write legibly and print develop and maintain routines avoid idioms and slang words repeat information and review frequently recognize student success frequently list instructions step by step References: Hawley,W& Rollie, D (2007).
The Keys to Effective Schools.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwim Press. Harris, K & Graham, S (1998).
Teaching Every Child Every Day.
Cambridge, MA: Brookline Brooks. Marzano, R (2003). What works in Schools.
Virginia: ASCD. Strategies & Resources for Mainstream Teachers of ELL. www.education northwest.org Improving Cognitive/Academic Language Proficiency of low-achieving 6th grade students. www.etd.ohiolink.edu
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