ESL BY DESIGN

 
 

After activating background knowledge and ensuring that students are keeping up, it’s time to focus on the key content of the lesson. You can do this in several ways, including:

  1. Set the stage for discussion by introducing open-ended questions for discussions and using graphic organizers to help students organize their ideas.

  2. Introduce key vocabulary so that students can create a personal dictionary, create flash cards for vocabulary practice, or conduct word study by taking words apart (affixes and roots).