These students used to struggle sharing their ideas at the beginning of the year and now they are participating in a discussion. I was throughly pleased to see the shift. Three of the students in the teams are target students. Watching the video below just makes me feel proud.
A perfect example of what Dr. Jannie Van Hees shared with us at a CoL meeting.
For students to become capable in Language, They need to first understand and then be able to express themselves.
You can watch the debate on Class on Air
Dr. Jannie highlighted on four focusses to achieve language in abundance.
I provided opportunities for students to delve deeper into the attitudes, believes and responses of public through data collection and then writing to the Prime Minister about their concerns.
Next Step - Do I need to adjust something in my practice? What will I do so that children are forever engaged in their writing? How can I plan effectively and have the three P's - Planning, Preparing, Providing, happening all the time in my lessons. There is a lot for me to ponder...