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READING FIG SPRING 2011. Participants. Patricia Seery Gabe Winer Ellen Rosenfield. Inquiry Question. What are the thought processes or strategies ESL students use to assist them in comprehending texts written in English?. Methodology. Read the article silently Freewrite about the article

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Reading fig spring 2011

READING FIG SPRING 2011


Participants

Participants

  • Patricia Seery

  • Gabe Winer

  • Ellen Rosenfield


Inquiry question

Inquiry Question

What are the thought processes or strategies ESL students use to assist them in comprehending texts written in English?


Methodology

Methodology

  • Read the article silently

  • Freewrite about the article

  • Rate the article

  • Formulate the 3 most important questions that you need answered in order to better understand the article

  • Discuss the article as a group

  • Rate the article again


Findings possible resolutions

Findings/Possible Resolutions

  • Let students talk - they exchange valuable information and are a resource for each other

  • Allow time for groups to warm up and get going

  • Allow more time for group activities

  • Create tasks that validate group work and refute the notion the a teacher-centered classroom = real learning

  • Provide students with lexical bundles/fixed phrases/templates for use in discussions


Findings possible resolutions1

Findings/Possible Resolutions

  • Create more opportunities in all skill areas for students to respond to texts - “they say, I say”

  • Frequent quick writes in response to texts

  • Ramp up level of extensive reading

  • Develop students’ cultural, geography, and history knowledge of the US (workshops, lectures, competitions)


Thank you

Thank You

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