Developing Language Objectives for the Mathematics Classroom From Theory to Practice. Session Objectives. Content Objectives: Participants will develop background knowledge of why Language Objectives are an essential part of lesson delivery for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.
Participants will develop background knowledge of why Language Objectives are an essential part of lesson delivery for Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.
Participants will be able to describe how Language Objectives
differ from Content Objectives.
Participants will orally discuss and categorize Content and Language Objectives.
Participants will create and record Language Objectives using TEKS Skills for Mathematics.
Participants will demonstrate their knowledge of Language Objectives by sharing with the group.
1)On a note card write one response to the following question:
(take 2 minutes). The challenge is to rely on auditory memory.
of as many responses you can recall.
Krashen, 1992 & Cummins, 1996
Echevarria & Graves, 2006
language challenges encountered in the content areas.
and a Language Objectives (4)
1) Each group member gets 2 Talking Chips.
2) Each group member shares 1 response to each of the following discussion questions:
1. How do language objectives differ from content
2. Are the language objectives observable student
3) Be prepared to share collective thoughts with the group.
Consider the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for
Mathematics for High School:
(G.2) Geometric Structure. The student analyzes geometric relationships in order to make and verify conjectures.
The student is expected to
The students will be able to use constructions to explore attributes of geometric figures and to make conjectures about geometric relationships.
The student will be able to use mathematical vocabulary to explain orally or in writing the attributes of geometric figures.
Students will construct a Venn Diagram to contrast and compare
one geometric figure to another.
Students will work in pairs to create a list of construction methodologies related to the significant attributes of each figure.
Writing Content and Language Objectives: