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  1. page methods, strategies, and evaluation instruments edited ... Four Assessment Types In my own classroom, I use checklists to quickly assess if students hav…
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    Four Assessment Types
    In my own classroom, I use checklists to quickly assess if students have completed their homework, or brought a reading book to class, or to what degree they are on task. I use holistic rating assessments when grading writing assignments and rating scales when students do peer assessment. I often spontaneously assess students' moods, opinions, and understanding by asking for a quick show of hands.
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    TESL course, but they both
    Cloze Reading Passage
    Narrative Story Retelling Assessment
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  2. page leading class discussions edited ... I give my ELL students plenty of wait time between when I ask them a question and when I expec…
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    I give my ELL students plenty of wait time between when I ask them a question and when I expect them to verbally respond. It may take them a little longer than other students to formulate an answer because they have to translate my question into their first language, then translate their response into English before they speak. Depending on their level of speaking ability, I may choose to ask them to respond to yes/no questions, or at the higher levels of proficiency, questions that require more explanation. This allows them to participate successfully in class discussions at their level.
    Other techniques for helping ELLs participate in class discussions are "Think-Pair-Share" and quick writes. Think-Pair-Share asks students to think about their answer to a question, discuss it briefly with a partner, then share the pair's ideas with the whole class. This gives ELLs plenty of time to find the right words for their answer then practice saying it in a safe, one-on-one environment before speaking in front of the class. If an ELL is too shy for the share part, the other partner could present to the class instead. Quick writes work in a similar fashion. All students are given the opportunity to quickly write their answer to a question before being called on to answer in front of the class. Again, ELLs have the chance to find the words for their response before being called on. They could even read their answer instead of saying it extemporaneously.
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    I encourage them to respond
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  3. page Lesson planning and teaching edited ... Identifying activities that support the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be learned for a g…
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    Identifying activities that support the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be learned for a given subject area and grade level.
    Identifying materials based on instructional objectives and student learning needs and performance levels.
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  5. page Approaches, methods, and strategies edited ... Identifying and sequencing learning activities that support language and content area learning…
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    Identifying and sequencing learning activities that support language and content area learning.
    Identifying characteristics of first and second language acquisition.
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  7. page Communicating edited ... Identifying appropriate techniques for leading class discussions (e.g., listening, identifying…
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    Identifying appropriate techniques for leading class discussions (e.g., listening, identifying relevant information, probing, drawing inferences, summarizing student comments, and redirecting).
    Identifying ways to correct student errors (e.g., modeling, providing an explanation or additional information, or asking additional questions).
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  9. page Assessment edited ... Identifying appropriate methods, strategies, and evaluation instruments for assessing student …
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    Identifying appropriate methods, strategies, and evaluation instruments for assessing student levels, needs, performance, and learning.
    Identifying professional development experiences that will enhance teacher performance and improve student achievement.
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