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ESOL Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.
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Clines are gradients that are used for teaching and learning shades of meaning. Words are spaced along the gradient. For example, in English we use a range of words to describe temperature, for example tepid, hot, boiling, cool, cold, warm, chilling, and freezing. After modelling the task, these words can be given to groups of students to place on the cline from the highest to the lowest temperature. The discussion that comes with this task is as important as the task itself.


Antarctica cline (Word 31KB) example from the ESOL Online unit Antarctica
Measurement_Clines (PDF 28KB)
Clines-Length,Area,Weight (Word 587KB)

Published on: 28 May 2009