Activities that create student driven compelling input are powerful. They save you time and meet students where they are at in the acquisition process.
Read and reorganize into L1 word order.
Today students turned in Self Directed Reading Log sheets with 22 reading sessions logged. We started the semester reading for 5 minutes twice a week. We are now reading for 8 minute sessions. I'm happy with the progress and overall students are progressing and demonstrating what they are understanding. Here are a few observations from … Continue reading Self Directed Reading (FVR) observations
Reading responses to drive input for the next class.
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.
Be careful when attempting to facilitate reading with classroom activities. The more we add on to reading the less students seem to like it.
Reader's theater creates a compelling image for students to review an action packed text. Combine an extension of input by stopping the acting and asking more questions and this is a powerful bridge technique between new input and review.