CALLA â€“ implementing bilingual education Magdalena Madany-Saa Pearson Ecuador
Definitions • CALLA COGNITIVE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE LEARNING APPROACH • L1 vs L2 • CONTENT AREA • CONTENT AREA TEACHERS
CALLA MODEL 1. Content topics – CONTENT AREA INSTRUCTION Topics from the major content subjects: - Science - Mathematics - Social studies - Language Arts CALLA teachers teach in depth rather than in breadth.
CALLA MODEL 2. Language development - 4 skills - Academic language using higher-order thinking skills
CALLA MODEL 3. Explicit instruction in LEARNING STRATEGIES - Cognitive - Metacognitive - Socio-affective
HOW TO TEACH CONTENT? TIP 1: ACTIVITIES Check it out: http://www.theteachersguide.com/
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HOW TO TEACH CONTENT? • TIP 2: PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
HOW TO TEACH CONTENT? • TIP 3: Technical Vocabulary NUTRIENTS ENVIRONMENT ADAPT FLOWERING AND NON-FLOWERING
HOW TO TEACH CONTENT? • TIP 4: Learning styles IT’S NOT HOW SMART YOU ARE BUT
HOW YOU ARE SMART HOWARD GARDNER
HOW TO TEACH CONTENT? • TIP 5: Overviews
HOW TO TEACH CONTENT? • TIP 6: USE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS K-W-L Chart Used to introduce a theme, a lesson, or a reading, it can help generate student interest in a topic and help students use their prior knowledge as they work. Usually, students individually or in small groups fill in the first two columns, carry out the activity, and then return to the chart to summarize what has been learned in the last column.
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TIP 7: RESOURCES Resources that go with the series http://www.theteachersguide.com/ www.learningresources.com Google Images Pictures Softwares Realia
HOW TO TEACH CONTENT? • TIP 8: Learning Strategies -vocabulary -grammar -listening -reading -writing -speaking -pronunication
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DO A GRAMMAR RESEARCH • Find 5 verbs in present simple and 5 in past simple. • Find 5 nouns with more then 5 letters. • Find a sentence with proper names.
Guidelines for teaching subjects 1. Provide hands-on activities and cooperative experiences 2. Start by linking the lesson to students’ prior knowledge 3. Teach students technical vocabulary appropriate to the content subject 4. Address different learning styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic.
Guidelines for teaching subjects 5. Overview the lesson â€“ include active practice 6. Monitor studentsâ€™ comprehension on an on-going basis. 7. Show students how to use graphic organizers. 8. Provide resources on content topic 9. Provide explicit instruction in LS for understanding, remembering and using content.
Bibliography -Anna Uhl Chamot, J.Michael O’Malley “The Calla Handbook”, Addison-Wesley