Audiolingual method (ALM)
Popular in 1st half of 20th century and included mimicry, memorization and manipulation drills.
Language teachers create states of minds for maximum retention of material in L2 featuring relaxation. Includes a) emphasis on childlike experimentation with L2; b) strong use of L2 for explanations and discussions; c)encourages lack of inhibition and natural language acquisition, and d) authority figure decides instructional program.
Total Physical Response (TPR)
Teacher gives commands and models the physical movement to carry out the command; focuses on listening and comprehension by responding to commands with appropriate physical movement.
Based on Krashen's theory of language acquisition which assumes that speech emerges in four stages: 1) preproduction (listening skills), 2) early production (two words and short phrases), 3) speech emergence (long phrases and sentences), 4) intermediate fluency (meaningful conversation). Techniques focus on maximizing comprehensible input in low anxiety situations.
Stages of Oral Language Development
Pre-production, Early Production, Speech Emergence, Intermediate Fluency
The ability to recognize the sounds in spoken language and how they can be segmented (pulled apart), blended (put back together), and manipulated (added, deleted, and substituted).
a subset of phonological awareness and refers to the ability to recognize the phonemes in a spoken language.
understanding that the sequence of letters (or graphemes) in written words represents the sequence of sounds (or phonemes) in spoken words.
Print and Book Knowledge
general knowledge of print and book concepts; parts of books and function and directionality of text.
a combination of rate and accuracy that includes prosody: expression, appropriate phrasing, and attention to punctuation.
making meaning of text by monitoring context, prior knowledge, personal associations with text, and structure of text.
part of speech or word that makes sense based on the grammar of the language and interrelatedness of words and sentences within connected and meaningful text
Strategies for Reading Comprehension
identify the purpose for reading, use graphemic rules, silent reading techniques, skim, scan, semantic mapping or clustering, analyze vocabulary, distinguish between literal and implied meaning
6+1 Traits Model for Writing Instruction
Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Presentation
ignoring cultural differences and imposing, interpreting, and judging by standards inherent to the dominant culture