Academic Language

Strategies

Word/Phrase Level

Strategies

Sentence Level

**Mission: Effective Math Language Instruction**

Tricky Prepositions

Familiar Words with New Math Meaning

Strategies

Discourse Level

"...12 divided

by

2"

"4 goes

into 8

..."

Odd

Mean

Table

**Every MATH class is a LANGUAGE class!**

Now Let's Play!

Now Let's Play!

Now Let's Play!

Lack of background knowledge.

ex.

How far apart...

Unclear directions

Use of several words that may not be relevant to solve the problem.

" I'm about to BOLDLY go where no ESOL teacher has gone before...."

What can teachers do to promote Academic Language Development?

Allow students to use their first language to clarify what is being asked.

Provide adequate time for students to process the language and content.

Encourage working in small groups

Have students share their reasoning with their peers in their home language and English.

Model and provide comprehensible input by providing strategies appropriate to proficiency levels.

Ask students to defend their mathematical reasoning visually.

Mathematical proficiency is no longer only procedural or computational, but it involves conceptual understanding.

Give abundant and diverse opportunities for speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Textbooks might refer to academic language as a list of 10 words for a unit, but it is much more...

Testing pressures are on all students, but think about school for ELLs who are trying to learn mathematics through a language that they have not yet mastered.

What strategies does Moises use to the solve the math problem presented by his teacher?

Academic Language

How could we have handled this situation better?

General Academic Language

Core Academic Language

illustrate

create

respond

assume

participate

select

double

polygon

minimum

digit

sum

Find the natpowz of an orgle if the kinoze is 30.

Solve this problem:

Careless Textbook Language-

Different meaning in standard English

"Carry" the one

"Borrow" the 10

"Reduce" the fraction

Accommodations

Word Problems

Our Math Language Team

The team meets at the Teacher Resource Center twice a week to discuss Math Language considerations and make strategies approachable for our classroom teachers.

Erica Knowles Jennifer Pendergrass Maria Davis Jennifer Martin

Thinking Maps

Visual Vocabulary Cards (Lonestar Learning)

Operation Cue Cards

Hands-on Examples for all Language Proficiency Levels within each Grade K-5

I Have Who Has

Thinking Maps

Hands-on Examples for all Language Proficiency Levels within each Grade K-5

Oral Discourse

Cootie Catchers

Math Talks Booklets

Chants

Task Cards with Games

Written Discourse

Note to a Friend

Math Journaling (Language Scaffolds)

Hands-on Examples for all Language Proficiency Levels within each Grade K-5

Build an MPI!

Strategies for Each Level of Language:

Word

Sentence

Discourse

Term Swap!

Find the person in the room who can complete your set! Every word has a definition!

I Have...Who Has?

Fun Graphic Organizers

Math Journal

Pass a Note!

Written Discourse

Oral Discourse

Task Cards

Math Talk

Cootie Catchers

First, classroom teachers chart their students..

Language Function

Topic or Content

Type of Support

The 5-Minute Math MPI Game

Work at your table to build complete Model Performance Indicators for both of your students. Consider:

ELP levels

What kind of language function are they ready for?

How much support they will need?

Slap Happy Review

Place your cards in the middle of the table.

Each person at the table gets a sticky hand!

Listen for the clues.

Be the first person at your table to "slap" the correct card!

Match your MPI cards to build an MPI for each of your student profiles.

Strand

MPI

Word Problem Hat Organizer

Larry had a bag of 144 pretzel sticks. If he shares them with 3 friends, how many pretzel sticks does each friend get?

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"Mission: Effective Math Language Instruction"