Preparing for Success in AlgebraEnglish Language Learners in Mathematics A Collaboration between: Los Angeles Unified School District University of California, San Diego San Diego State University University of California, Irvine San Diego Mathematics Project
LANGUAGE Follow-Up October 23, 2010
Yesenia Medrano, Southeast Middle School Teacher Commitment Descriptions and the Language of Mathematics
Agenda • We will all work to: • Learn to teach academic language and get our instruction to “stick” • Identify activities that provide good input and output to help students describe • Identify language challenges in the released word problems related to geometry and measurement
A Quick Review of the Research Stand up, Hand up, Pair up! What does the research say are effective practices for teaching English learners?
Providing Input and Output Please look at the activities in your handout. Which one do you think best provides students with input for language development? Which one do you think best provides students with output for language development?
What to say when you.. compare & contrast They are similar because... Notice how the two compare… This is a lot like how… Zwiers, J. (2009)
compare & contrast The two differ because one…, while the other… On the other hand,… We can see that …. is different from… in the area of ______ They share the following traits: Zwiers, J. (2009)
Released Items – CST - Math Let’s look at the CST items related to geometrical shapes and measurement
The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) collects, screens, and identifies studies of effectiveness of educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies). http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/
http://www.centeroninstruction.org/ The Center on Instruction, a partnership of five organizations, provides resources and expertise to the Regional Comprehensive Centers in reading, mathematics, science, special education, and English language learners.
http://www.nctm.org/ NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. Founded in 1920, NCTM is the world’s largest mathematics education organization, with 100,000 members and 250 affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics http://illuminations.nctm.org/
Daily Reflection Please take a few minutes to complete your Reflection Form Handout: (Reflection Form)