Module 10.2 Assignment Prompt: Analyzing Language and Developing Language Focus Stages
Review the prompt below. Develop a written response that specifically addresses the instructions.
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(Word count: between 400 and 700 words.)
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You are a teacher planning a Language Focus Stage to explicitly teach the grammar in each of the example sentences below. The grammar you should focus on is in parentheses. Include each step below for every example.
1. Assess language for level. – Which proficiency level l (A1, A2, or B1 – defined in Module 2.6) would each sentence be most appropriate for?
2. Describe how you could establish a context to place the sentence in. Would you tell a story, show pictures, or plan a reading? Describe in detail.
3. Elicit the meaning of the grammar point – not the meaning of the sentence – from the students through clarifying questions. How will you know they really understand?
4. Review its form of the grammar point. Does it take on other forms or are there important exceptions students should know about, for example?
5. Review aspects of phonology of that grammar point.
6. Finally, how would you concept check the students’ understanding?
Refer to the descriptions of the components of a language focus stage in a lesson (Section 10.5). It is acceptable to check a grammar reference book, if necessary, to understand the grammar. However, your work must use the model format in the sentences given below and must be original.
- You are going to meet a tall, mysterious stranger. (simple future, going to form, used for a prediction.)
- Mary threw the ball to Jane. She threw the ball to her. (subject and object pronouns)
- She´ll have finished by the time we arrive. (future perfect tense)