Identifying and supporting language demands in a History activity…
Identifying and supporting language demands in a History activity
Group work (6 people)
Task: debate two statements, two debating groups of students
preparation: read six texts
half the groups will argue that statement is true, the other that is is false
arguments + counter-arguments
open, full-class discussion
audience: divide into groups, discuss what they have read, prepare questions to ask the teams at the end of the debate
which side of the argument
help students to understand texts
unfamiliar words - 5 categories
deal with vocabulary in a way that students become more interested in the text and not less
creative thinking skills, functional language
recognise a general pattern of language
raise significance of language
third conditional, related hypothetical structures
an argument based on events that actually didn't happen and as such is speculation
language skills of students
How will this affect the support provided?
examining different types of vocabulary, pre-teach a small amout of vocabulary
providing a simple table for students to complete while reading
students' exposure to reading should support debate
providing a language frame for debate
We'd like to start by outlining our main arguments ...
It is our opinion that ...
We don't accept your statement that ...
selecting sentence stems to support a speaking task