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Comprehensible Input

Chapter 4: SIOP features 10, 11, & 12

Kathleen Seyler

on 21 April 2010

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Transcript of Comprehensible Input

Double click anywhere & add an idea Language Objectives Content Objectives Feature 10 Feature 11 Feature 12 Comprehensible Input = Appropriate Speech Clear Explanation
of Academic Tasks A Variety of
Techniques Used Comprehensible Input is making the message understandable for students! (Krashen, 1985) Comprehensible Input is achieved "when teachers pay attention to the unique linguistic needs of ELs and consistently incorporate these techniques into their daily teaching routines." (p. 79) (1) Rate and Enunciation (how it is said)

(2) Complexity of speech (what is said) 1. Explore techniques for presenting content information in ways that students comprehend.

2. Review various ways to model and provide directions for academic tasks. Paraphrasing and Repetition are GOOD! strenthens connections of neural pathways in brain (myelination) 1. Discuss modifications to teacher speech that can increase student comprehension.

2. Write the steps needed for students to perform an academic task and have a partner perform each step. cognates S-V-O
instructions in step-by-step
provide ORAL and WRITTEN instructions
show finished products/ samples
use graphic organizers
provide practice time
provide clear explanation of expectations
delineate steps of academic tasks gestures, body language
pictures and visuals accompany speech
model process, task, assignments
preview material
allow alternate forms of expressing comprehension of content
use multimedia and technology
provide repeat exposures
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