MAE 6318

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments is intended to provide you with information about what pieces of evidence you may include in your TESOL-in-Progress notebook. It thus concentrates on the ESOL component of the activity or assignment, and may not reflect all portions of each class assignment or activity. Carefully read through the entire assignment description in your syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements for this course.

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ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)3.3, 5.3
Activity ObjectiveUsing an interview protocol to capture and interpret a child's mathematical thinking in real time and to make instructional recommendations.
Activity DescriptionThis assignment involves conducting a mathematical interview with one primary or intermediate grade student using an interview protocol. You are responsible for identifying the student to interview. The focus of this assignment is on honing your ability to capture and interpret children's mathematical thinking in real time. You will also use what you learn to make instructional recommendations. Specifically, candidates will be required to: 1. Adapt and administer the protocol to a primary or intermediate grade student; you must demonstrate your ability to further adapt the interview questions for an ESOL student that is sensitive to their level of language proficiency. You must submit your modified interview questions and visuals. You must complete this step regardless if your interviewee is a native or non-native speaker of English. 2. Write an analysis of the results complete with suggestions for instruction based on the results (how the studentí»s responses will guide your choice of materials, methods, content, etc.); 3. Write one lesson plan for the student based on the diagnostic analysis; the lesson plan must include ESOL Modifications to make the content comprehensible at the three levels of proficiency. 4. Teach, evaluate and reflect on the lesson; if your interviewee was an EL, make sure to include in your reflection what modifications were successful and what might need further improvement. Specifically, you will be required to: 1. Adapt and administer the protocol to a primary or intermediate grade student; you must demonstrate your ability to further adapt the interview questions for an ESOL student that is sensitive to their level of language proficiency. You must submit your modified interview questions and visuals. You must complete this step regardless if your interviewee is a native or non-native speaker of English. 2. Write an analysis of the results complete with suggestions for instruction based on the results (how the student's responses will guide your choice of materials, methods, content, etc.); 3. Write one lesson plan for the student based on the diagnostic analysis; the lesson plan must include ESOL Modifications to make the content comprehensible at the three levels of proficiency. 4. Teach, evaluate and reflect on the lesson; if your interviewee was an EL, make sure to include in your reflection what modifications were successful and what might need further improvement. Criteria for DTA and evidence Identifies appropriate methods, strategies, and evaluation instruments for assessing student levels, needs, performance, and learning; analyzes individuals' learning in order to accommodate differences; implements appropriate teaching strategies and materials based on assessed student levels, needs, performance, and learning.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Hoffert, S. B. (2009). Mathematics: The universal language? Mathematics Teacher 103(2), 130-139.
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES