Material Development (Question to ask when developing materials (If you…
Question to ask when developing materials
What kind of language use did the unit practise?
What specific learning outcomes did the material deliver?
Was there adequate scaffolding of tasks?
Did you experience any difficulties with any of the activities?
Would the material work with a mixed level class?
How engaging were the activities?
If you were to use this material, would you need to adapt or modify it?
What are the aims and objectives of the unit?
What syllabus strands does it contain?
What is the format or structure of the unit and how is it organised?
What different kinds of exercises or activities does the unit contain?
What is the purpose of each exercise?
Reviewing overall design
Theme of unit
design resources used
progression reflection used
grouping arrangement used
Things to consider
Cultural prior knowledge requirement
Amount needed for class size
Form of motivation for students to learn
encourage reading and information seeking
keep up-to-date with current issues
contribute in overcoming cultural barriers
Leverage student interest
May contain randomness in grammar
Vocabulary and language used may not be relevant
daunting mixture of known and unknown text
Difficult or unsuitable level of text
authentic and current usage
authentic record of usage in older times
Types of material
simulated task authenticity or non-academic tasks
minimal or incidental task authenticity considered as academic tasks
Minimal . incidental