Focus on Purposeful Planning to Build Independent Use of Language

Sample Workshop Content

  1. Developing Independent Use of Language (Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework)
  2. Creating an Environment for Learner Independence
    • Use of Target Language
    • Student ownership of proficiency
  3. Input phase
  4. Guided Instruction
    • Scaffolds and supports
    • Modeling
    • Intentional skill building
  5. Productive group work
  6. Independence
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Interpretive mode: Independent reading
    • Learning centers
    • Integrating the three modes of communication
  7. Using date to inform instructional decisions