Offer students a chance to respond to reading with choice that they direct. Use as an emergency sub plan in conjunction with an FVR, SSR or SDR program.
Sometimes the classroom needs you to stop and just be in the language. Salad Bowl offers a low prep way to accomplish this with a group of students.
Branching out from the familiar within simple language context is essential for the Novice High language learner.
How can we use the proficiency benchmarks to better understand how Novice and Intermediate level learners process language so that our curriculum guides are optimized for acquisition?
Language tasks create novelty, build community and create opportunity for authentic data to process in the target language with a group of students.
One can argue that tasks in a classroom, simply, are not authentic. But tasks offer a novel way to process language for learners with the potential to form a new connection between learner and language.