LA 3.5 Communication, Pattern, & Variability
|Learning Outcome||Pedagogical Intent||Student Position|
Acquire and employ knowledge of language as a system and the ways in which languages are different and similar.
Assessment: 25 pts.
TA: 25 Minutes
Teachers will become familiar with the Communication, Pattern, & Variability summary chart.
Having watched a video segment discussing communication, pattern, and variability, teachers will now consider the principlesas they apply to a student.
- Work in teams of two or three to review the active response sheet for the video segment you watched in class. Particularly review the portions discussing communication, pattern, and variability.
- As a team, look at the tool titled “Second Language Acquisition: A theory of Instruction” located on the back of the Second Language Acquisition Framework. Identify teacher work in communication, pattern, and variability. Identify student work in communication, pattern, and variability.
- Create your own definitions of communication, pattern, and variability and why they are critical for teachers to know and understand.
- Consider Makoto. What might be some appropriate next steps in teacher work and student workfor her? Record your ideas on the provided form.
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