3a: Communicating with Students
Sharing Expectations for Learning
One strategy for communicating learning expectations to students is companion statement stems “We are learning to…,” or WALT, and “What I’m looking for…,” or WILF.
Using Analogies Self-Assessment
For each criterion, indicate how often you use it in your practice and your plans for using analogies in your instruction.
Teaching Mainstream ELL Students:
Self-Evaluation and Planning
Giving Directions to Students Checklist
Ensuring that students understand your directions is essential to moving forward with instruction. When planning your lesson, use this checklist to guide you in giving students directions. Then reflect on what elements of your directions helped or did not help student understanding.
Teaching Students to Assume Responsibility for Explaining Content
Accomplished teachers provide a learning environment in which all students can gradually take on responsibility for their own learning.