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ESL Content Standards Training

Barbara R. Denman

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 Find the sample lesson plan in the Content
Standards.
 What are the four parts of the lesson?

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 Presenting information clearly and in an
organized manner
 Uses learner centered activities
 Beginning class on time
 Integrating SCANS strategies
 Displaying objectives
 Planning lessons based on learner goals and

needs assessment
 Teaching in an environment comfortable for

learning

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…introduces the topic
…creates a need for the new language

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 Warm-Up:
Small talk, announcements, “How was your weekend? What
did you do?”
 Review:
“What did we learn to do last time? Did you try it at work / at
the store / at your children’s school? How did it go?”
 Introduce the topic:
“Today we are learning to understand medicine labels.”
 Ask learners about their own experiences:
“Do you take medicine?” “ Where do you buy medicine?”

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Warm Up and Motivation should take up about

15%
of your class time.

The teacher and students both talk in this


segment.
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…introduces the new competency, vocabulary,
structure and other material
…is the basis of the lesson
…isn’t explaining

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Presentation of new material should take up
about

15%
of your class time.

The teacher does most of the talking in this


segment.

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…gets learners using the new language in
controlled circumstances
…is the core of the lesson

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 Scripted speaking practice:
◦In pairs, have learners practice conversations about
medicines from your textbook or one you have made up.
◦Provide prompts to change the conversation.
◦Students should practice it with several different sets of
vocabulary or circumstances

 Oral drills:
Teacher: Take this medicine every 3 hours. Twice a day
Student: Take this medicine twice a day.

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 Scripted writing practice:
Use authentic medicine labels. Students use the labels to fill
in:
For adults, take __________ every __________.
Exercises in the workbook, or other written exercises, are
controlled practice too.

 Games for Controlled Practice:


20 Questions, Jeopardy, Tic-Tac-Toe, Find Someone Who,
etc.

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Controlled practice of the new material should
take up about

25 - 35%
of your class time
The students do almost all of the talking in this
segment.

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…gets students using the new language for their
own real reasons
…is the reason for the lesson

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Application is not scripted, and it relates to students’
own real lives.
 Speaking:
◦ Role Play: have pairs of students compose their own
conversation using the ones from Practice as models.
◦ For speaking practice, don’t have them write it. Have
volunteers perform for the class.
◦ Project-Based: students get information and compile it, e.g.
in a jigsaw activity
◦ Group decision-making: groups choose one of three
medicines for a sick person, then tell the class why

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Application real-life practice of the new
material should take up about

25 – 35 %
of your class time.
The students do all of the talking in this
segment. Assignment of homework and a
wrap-up should follow.

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 Evaluation, formal or informal, to see what
may need to be re-presented or practiced
more
 A wrap-up or fun activity
 Assignment of homework

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 Basic Communication
 Consumer Economics
 Community Resources
 Health
 Employment
 Government and Law
 Computation
 Learning to Learn
 Independent Living Skills

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In which phase of the lesson could you use
these?

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 Record real conversations you hear in public.
Include real language: slang, reductions
(whaddyathink?), incomplete sentences, fillers (um,
well…).
 Put together a short conversation on an area you’re
working on in class (health, employment, basic
communication, etc.)
 Limit your conversation to 4 lines.
 Use these conversations as basis to build-on using
the information students learned during this class

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 Prepare a short to medium length sentence or
question related to the area and vocabulary you
covered in the last class (making a doctor’s
appointment, complaining to the landlord, etc.).
 Read the sentence at normal speed to the class.
Have students write what they hear. Wait.
 Read the sentence again, breaking it with natural
pauses. Wait a little longer.
 Read the sentence again at normal speed.
 Have a volunteer write the sentence on the board;
let students check their work together.

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Jigsaw Strategy

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 Sit in a group of 3.
 This is your home group.
 Your home group’s task is to compare 3 adult

ESL lesson plans.

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In your group, choose
◦ One person who wants to look at the Medicine
Labels lesson plan
◦ One person who wants to look at the The Buffalo
lesson plan
◦ One person who wants to look at the Telephoning
School Office lesson plan

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 Form new groups.
 Sit at the table for your lesson plan. This is
your ‘expert’ group.
 Look at the lesson plan for your topic.
 Discuss the lesson plan with your expert
group. Does it include motivation,
presentation, practice, and application?
 Fill in the handout as you discuss the plan.
 Return to your home group.

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 Tell your home group about the lesson plan
you studied.

 Compare the lesson plans.

 Which lesson plan does your home group like


best? Why?

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