Modeled Talk Chapter 27 of 50 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners by Adrienne Herrell and Michael Jordan
What is Modeled Talk? It is the use of gestures, visuals, and demonstrations as explanations are made. It is one of the best strategies used for English Language Learners. It provides examples, gestures, and visuals for learners that reduces the anxiety students may have in language learning.
Steps For Modeled Talk 1. Identify the lesson and gather materials. This may include examples of differing steps of the project. 2. Practice your modeled talk. The gestures and body language should emphasize what you are doing. 3. Design a visual of directions. This helps if there is a sequential order in directions. 4. Review the steps to be taken. If the students are having troubles refer to the visuals that have been made for them.