## Reflection: ELL Students The Cup Half Full (day 1 of 3) - Section 3: Exploration

When students try to articulate their understanding to each other and to the teacher it is sometimes hard to understand what they mean. It is really important for the teacher to not dismiss their attempts because they don't hear certain vocabulary. I don't know how many times I considered something wrong simply because it was explained in a way I didn't expect. Sticking with that student with probing questions not only helps you understand, but helps them develop the language. In addition the students learn that you are interested in their ideas and become more willing to take that risk.

ELL Students: Listening for content

# The Cup Half Full (day 1 of 3)

Unit 8: Exploring Rational Numbers
Lesson 12 of 20

## Big Idea: When the decimal "moves" to the left the digits are actually moving to the left because their value is 10 times less.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, prior knowledge, percent of a number, Mental Math, fraction sense, decimal sense, Flexibility, rational numbers
54 minutes

### Erica Burnison

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