Reflection: ELL Students Kaley Introduces Plaid Pete to Earth's Systems - Section 3: Guided Exploration


One of the great GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies that I have learned is the use of Picture Cards.  With the advent of color printers - these are fairly easy to create.  You simply copy pictures onto card stock and laminate them.  You can also cut out pictures from magazines or newspapers and glue them onto index cards.  

These work well in the Science classroom when you want students to have a hands-on activity with something that doesn't ordinarily lend itself to that opportunity.  When combined with the strategy of List, Group, Label - it's a terrific way to build vocabulary, improve categorization, stimulate oral language, and introduce new concepts.

The Reading Rockets website has a great description of the List, Group, Label Strategy, as well as videos of this strategy in action.

  GLAD Strategy: Picture Cards & List, Group, Label
  ELL Students: GLAD Strategy: Picture Cards & List, Group, Label
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Kaley Introduces Plaid Pete to Earth's Systems

Unit 4: Plaid Pete is Modeling Earth's Systems
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and list the characteristics of Earth's four systems.

Big Idea: What are the major systems that make up our planet? What are their defining characteristics? Students work with picture cards and the List, Group, Label strategy to discover the answers!

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