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Lesson 8: School Life

TCSOL - Practicum II Term Project Adapting Instructional Materials for TBLT


Alice Qin Yu Zhao Chuxin Guo Teachers College, Columbia University

Introduction
Target student: elementary level, high school students, from different countries Class size: 10-15 Procedure: individual work, pair work. Goals: Students will be able to use position of time-when expressions, position of location-where expressions to describe their daily life. Students will be able to solve real problems related to school life

Design Tasks
Conduct a Needs Analysis Classify the target tasks into task types Derive pedagogical tasks Select and grade and sequence the pedagogical tasks Implement the syllabus

Task-based Activities

Comparing and Contrasting: Who had the busiest day?

Task Complexity

Resource-directing Here-and-now Task1: matching Task2: Problem solving Task 3: Problem solving Task:4: comparing Task5: Problemsolving + Few elements + No reasoning +

Resource-depleting Planning time Prior knowledge + Single task +

Assumption: We considered hard variables as +-1.5 and soft variables as +-1.

Task-based Activities

1
2 3 4

Matching: Students School Daily Schedule

Problem solving: Who can be Miss Wangs teaching assistant

Information Gap: Get ready for the fire drill!

Comparing and Contrasting: Who had the busiest day?

Problem solving: Course selection

Task Complexity

Task 1 Matching: Students School Daily Schedule


Priming

Matching

Student Sharing

Reflecting and recasting language points

Task 2 Problem solving:

Who can be Miss Wangs teaching assistant

Priming

Problem solving

Student Sharing

Reflecting and recasting language points

Task 3 Problem solving:


Get ready for the Fire Drill!

Bridging information gap and solving the problem

Student Sharing

Reflecting and recasting language points

Task 4 Comparing and Contrasting:


Who had the Busiest Day?

Priming-Homework

In class comparing

Reflecting and recasting language points

Task 5 Problem solving: Course selection


Priming-Vocabulary

Visuogloss

Problem solving

Presentation

Reflecting and recasting language points

Thank you!

Qi Chuang

Xi Zao

Chi (zao, wu, wan) Fan

Dian Nao

Su She

Jiao Shi

Tu Shu Guan

Task 1 Matching: Students School Daily Schedule

Task 2 Problem solving: Who can be Miss Wangs Teaching Assistant

Task 3 Problem solving: Get Ready for the Fire Drill!

Task 3 Problem solving: Get Ready for the Fire Drill!

The teacher provides questions: 3-4

Task 5 Problem solving: Course selection

Task 5 Problem solving: Course selection

Task 5 Problem solving: Course selection

: 1)1212 2)

(A) 3:20-4:40 (B) 10:00-10:50 ESL

Worksheet3 Group A Group B