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Ministry of Education.

DVD 3

The Making Language and Learning Work DVDs demonstrate how to effectively integrate content-area teaching and language learning in mainstream subject classrooms for students from diverse language backgrounds. They show how to integrate effective literacy strategies, and how a range of teachers in different subject areas scaffold language and content area learning. The materials model how to personalise learning by supporting students at different levels of English proficiency in a manageable way in mainstream classes.

There are three sets of videos in the tabs below:

DVD covers.

Integrating language and learning in years 5 to 8

Making Language and Learning Work 3 shows how teachers can effectively integrate content area teaching and language learning. It features Years 5 to 8 classes at work in a range of schools, showing teachers exemplifying good practices in the use of language approaches which make it easier for learners to understand subject content. 

Clip 1: Year 5/6 social studies Clip 6: Begin with context
Clip 2: Year 5/6 visual arts Clip 7: Providing multiple opportunities
Clip 3: Year 7 technology focus Clip 8: Balance between receptive and productive language
Clip 4: Year 7/8 science focus Clip 9: Differentiated levels of support
Clip 5: Know the learner Clip 10: Monitoring and self evaluation 

Clip 1 – Year 5/6 social studies focus

 

Clip 2 – Year 5/6 visual arts focus

 

Clip 3 – Year 7 technology focus

 

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Clip 4 – Year 7/8 science focus

 

Clip 5 – Know the learner 

 

Clip 6 – Begin with context – embedded tasks which make the abstract concrete

 

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Clip 7 – Providing multiple opportunities for authentic language use with a focus on learners academic language

 

Clip 8 – Ensure a balance between receptive and productive language

 

Clip 9 – Help students achieve the same explicit learning outcomes using differentiated levels of support

 

Clip 10 – Include opportunities for monitoring and self-evaluation

 

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The following units exemplify the use of the ESOL principles and support the Making Language and Learning Work DVD 3. Incorporating the seven  ESOL principles into your planning will help your students make academic progress in curriculum areas while they are still learning English.

  • Family Treasures: This teaching and learning sequence could be used in conjunction with the DVD ‘Making Language and Learning Work 3’. Available from Down the Back of the Chair – Item number 113358.
  • Making Lanterns: This teaching and learning sequence could be used in conjunction with the DVD ‘Making Language and Learning Work 3’. Available from Down the Back of the Chair – Item number 113358.
  • Siapo – Printmaking: This teaching and learning sequence could be used in conjunction with the DVD ‘Making Language and Learning Work 3’. Available from Down the Back of the Chair – Item number 113358.
  • Magnetism - science, level 3
  • Measurement - maths, level 4/5
  • Acids and bases - science level 5
  • Chemistry - science level 5/6 download the file:

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Copies of the DVDs were sent to schools and further copies can be obtained from  Down the Back of the Chair.

Published on: 19 Jun 2014




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