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Content and Language Objectives

School-wide implementation of Language Objectives

Heather Friday

on 11 September 2012

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Transcript of Content and Language Objectives

Highly Effective Strategies
for ALL Learners Includes: SIOP, Sheltered Instruction
Observation Protocol SIOP Model includes 8 steps
We will focus on one element SIOP Model was designed to meet
the learning needs of linguistically
& culturally diverse students Objective 1: Grade Levels will select
one Common Core Content area to
develop Content and Language Objectives. Content & Language Objectives Objective 2: Grade Levels
will construct & post an
Objectives Board in similar
locations. Objective 3: Grade Levels will write content & language objectives on ONE Common Core Content Area. Objective 4: Grade Levels
will discuss their
Objectives Board design & effectiveness in a future staff meeting. Observable
Written language must be understood by all students
Frequently reviewed Content & Language
Objectives must be: ("Using the SIOP,") (Echevarria, Vogt, & Short, 2004) Focus on facts, concepts & skills Content
Objectives: SWBAT predict, locate, explain, summarize, select, list, choose, classify, identify, analyze, rank, construct, graph, divide, solve, visualize, design Use verbs when writing
Content Objectives ("Questions about the,") ("Using the SIOP,") Based on State Standards and must be "clearly defined, displayed and reviewed by students" Focus on developing vocabulary, brainstorming, listening, and speaking skills. Language
Objectives ("Objectives about the,") Language Objectives address language needs to engage students with academic content, performing classroom tasks, and achieving content objectives. ("Questions about the,") Students will read, write, listen tell, discuss, journal, record, debate, persuade, draft... Students have shown 18-41 percentile gain when objectives were set & students were encouraged to share personal learning goals Benefits of Content and
Language Objectives: "Students who have the opportunity to see (in written form) and hear (orally) their learning objectives prior to instruction are more likely to achieve the learning objectives than students who do not have those opportunities".
Planning objectives focus delivery of instruction
Students know what they are learning (Content and language) Objectives "help students to be "clued in" to what they are learning".
Students are exposed to vocabulary they can use in academic speaking and writing.
Academic success is strongly related to vocabulary development. ("Using the SIOP") Originally designed for Middle and High School
May take trial and error to create an effective method and routine
Wall Space
Time is scarce Challenges may include: Examples Choose 1 content area from the Common Core Curriculum to focus on as a grade level or department.
Design Objectives Board.
Write daily Content and Language Objectives.
Implement into daily instruction.
School Wide Expectation Time to work in grade levels QUESTIONS? Grade levels will share their focused content area, objectives board design, and how they are using it.
We will share on Tuesday, October 9th at Staff Meeting. Expectation for 1 observation:
Lesson including content and language objectives prior to December.
Please take the survey emailed to you regarding the workshop training.
Thank you!
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