Looking for ways to change up how you use content and language objectives in your classroom? Below find 5 ideas on how to up your game with content and language objectives.
Up Your Game Idea #1: Make it Routine
Include a consistent presentation of your content and language objectives at the beginning of your class period. Consider including it with your bell work, including vocabulary that students will need to understand to be successful for the class period, or even reminding students of what they learned in the previous lesson.
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Up Your Game Idea #2: Utilize QR Codes
Consider incorporating a QR code next to your objectives for students to scan to listen to the objective be read aloud, or even a QR code that leads students to helpful resources they can access if they don’t feel as if they are mastering the objective.
Upping Your Game Idea #3: Using Jamboard to Include a Formative Check-In
Include your objectives in a Jamboard to allow for a collaborative formative check-in with your students. Consider returning to the jamboard multiple times throughout your lesson for students to evaluate their learning. Did you offer a reteach of the objective? Have students return again to reassess their learning.
This also allows for a good teaching opportunity if students self assessment does not align to their actual demonstration of the skill.
Up Your Game Idea #4: Immersive Reader on Canvas
Include your objectives in Pages or Assignments on Canvas so Immersive Reader can do all the other hard work for you. This Canvas feature will translate, read out loud, and provides visual cues for certain words. Just make sure you go through the Immersive Reader tools with your students so they understand how to use it.
Check out this blog article to find out more about Immersive Reader.
Up Your Game Idea #5: Translations, in real time
Do you post your objectives every day, but need a way for them to be accessed by all students? Empower students to use Google Translate to translate your posted objectives into their native language.