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Teach Like a Champion Plug and Play

Format Matters


KEY IDEA: It’s not just what students say that matters, but also how they communicate it. To succeed, students must take their knowledge and express it in the language of opportunity


Agenda • Why Format Matters • Format Matters Video Analysis • Four Rounds of Format Matters Practice • Draft a Roll Out Speech Activity


Type #5: Collegiate Format

Students who speak and write at a collegiate level use more… • Specific references to replace vague nouns and pronouns • Complex syntax • Details and evidence • Precise, academic vocabulary


Type #5 (Cont’d): From Basic to Collegiate Original sentence: “He's giving them roles like the people in Russia.” Specific references replace pronouns and vague nouns

“Orwell is giving the pigs roles like the leaders in the Russian Revolution.”

Complex syntax

“Orwell gives the pigs roles like those of the leaders of the Russian Revolution.”

Details and evidence

“Orwell gives the pigs roles like those of Lenin, Trotsky, and other leaders of the Russian Revolution.”

Precise academic vocabulary

“Orwell uses pigs to personify Lenin, Trotsky, and other leaders of the Russian Revolution.”

Collegiate Format Sentence: “Orwell uses pigs to personify Lenin, Trotsky and other leaders of the Russian Revolution.”


Type #5: Collegiate Format Brainstorm

• On your own, take 3 minutes to brainstorm as many Collegiate Format prompts as you can. The prompts can be verbal or nonverbal. • Be prepared to share with the whole group.


Type #5 (Cont’d): Collegiate Format Prompts Here are some example prompts: “Say it like you’re on the road to college”

“Tell us in A.P. Language”

“What’s a more sophisticated way to say (insert word or phrase)?”

“Tell me like I’m your college professor—with more evidence from the text”

“Try that again in a collegiate sentence”

“In scholar language, please”


Putting it All Together

Champion teachers consistently hold students to: • Grammatical Format • Complete Sentence Format • Audible Format • Unit Format • Collegiate Format


Four Rounds of Format Matters Practice Step One

Pair up and practice delivering your correction as the “teacher” to a “student.” Switch roles and repeat while focusing on each of the following elements: • Round 1: Try it Out • Round 2: Emotional Constancy • Round 3: Maintain the Pace • Round 4: No feedback

Step Two

During each round, share “fast feedback” (in 30 seconds or less): “It was effective when…” “Next time, try…”

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