Planning better in the new year: Day 4

Finally you want to list the skills you want your students to have. What will they be able to DO at the end of this unit? Don’t think in terms of conjugate X verb in X tense. Think in terms of using the language in a meaningful way!

Do you want your students to be able to use the target language to discuss waterborne illnesses, their symptoms, and their treatments? Do you want them to use the TL to compare the “family” structure of a gang with the family structure of a nuclear family? Have big goals for your kids! If you set the goal of memorizing a list and conjugating a verb, that is all they will do. If you expect them to improve fluency, they will do that as well!!

Remember that the key to everything is INPUT! We just provide as much input as we can and the kids will flourish!

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