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    Pls. check the attached file and answer the following questions in YOUR OWN WORDS:

    1. List 3 ideas from the readings, especially Rea and Mercuri and/or Balderrama and Diaz-Rico, that are interesting to you and why.

    2. List 2 ideas, especially Rea and Mercuri and/or Balderrama and Diaz-Rico, you are concerned with or wonder about.

    3. Describe the following terms with your understanding of how they apply to ESL instruction:
    1) Reading boxes:
    2) Manipulative:
    3) Gardnerâ??s bodily/kinesthetic intelligence:
    4) Cooperative structures:
    5) Scaffold:
    6) Language objectives:
    7) Content adaptation for English learners:

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    ESL Adaptation

    1. List 3 ideas from the readings, especially Rea and Mercuri and/or Balderrama and Diaz-Rico, that are interesting to you and why.
    1. "... allowing students to move and talk as they learn when possible".
    Learning becomes easy if students enjoy what they are learning. It can be fun if students are not stressed or pressured; that they take the class activities as "games" or play. Because it is a play, then they necessarily have to move around and talk. The very limitation of this strategy is that, the class may be disruptive if the teacher does not know how to manage it.
    2. "Collaborative grouping can also be useful if you can keep the students on task".
    Collaborative grouping is a best adaptation to the individual uniqueness of the students, and it can help students learn by themselves and with the group. Social values can also be developed in the process. However, again, the teacher must be an expert in its use. Otherwise, the students may lose the track of the task.
    3. "activity-based assessments that use multiple applications instead of a single standard test"
    Performance-based or activity-based assessment is an alternative from the use of the traditional assessment. More than just measuring the low level of thinking skill like memory, this form ...

    Solution Summary

    ESL instructional ideas are presented.

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