Classroom Instruction

TPRS with Adults

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

TPRS with Adults

In this short segment of an adult ESL class, Beth demonstrates the Total Physical Response Storytelling method with a group of beginning level adult English learners. The class gestures, acts out the story and responds to questions involving the key vocabulary for the unit.

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Active Learning Strategies

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

Active Learning Strategies

In this highly edited video of a 5th grade social studies class, the teacher demonstrates several active learning strategies designed to make the content more comprehensible for English Language Learners. Notice the active distribution of reading passages about Harriet Tubman at the beginning with a ‘Materials Hunt’, the cooperative reading groups, and the acting out…

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Hands-On Learning

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

Hands-On Learning

In this video clip, a second grade math teacher adapts several strategies from my workshop to make the lesson comprehensible and interactive for ELLs.  Look for modeling, cooperative learning, manipulatives and hands-on learning.

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