Public Groupactive 1 year, 4 months ago
A group inquiring into one of the six SPELTAC practices that amplify language acquisition: Strategies.
SPELTAC practitioners adjust strategies to the learner’s language level and use a variety of strategies to foster the development of both language and content. SPELTAC practitioners use a range of micro scaffolding techniques (adjusting speech, questioning, rephrasing). They provide opportunities for students to use and internalize language and have routines in place to ensure maximum engagement (e.g. cooperative learning structures, information gap activities). SPELTAC practitioners frequently check for understanding and have routines in place that seamlessly integrate strategies into the lesson (e.g. visual thinking routines, numbered heads together, reporting back).