Step 1: Creating Thematic Focus

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Step 1: Creating Thematic Focus. What makes a good product a good product? What are the typical characteristics of Japanese products? What products appeal to people in both countries? What are effective strategies that promote new products in both countries?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Set the stage by saying Arent these tools great? (point computer, iPhone, etc. Our way of living has changed dramatically in the past decade or even in the past five years., Lets take a moment to think about what types of questions you or your students want to explore within the theme of Technology and Invention? What types of things would they be interested in? Example, What type of new technological inventions do we need in the near future?

Think-pair-(3-4 minutes)share (2 minute)

Those questions are Thematic Focus or Essential Questions we must create when we plan our lessons. (Show the next slide)

1Step 1: Creating Thematic FocusWhat makes a good product a good product?What are the typical characteristics of Japanese products?What products appeal to people in both countries?What are effective strategies that promote new products in both countries?

Key Points:-Teacher must start with engaging, age appropriate, essential questions-Teacher must share these questions with students. May want to post them on the board during the unit-These questions can be modified or changed years to come.-Teacher doesnt need to include contents that are not addressing those questions

Share my personal mistakes:-I was spending more than two month on a House Unit and was frustrated. My mentor at that time ask me What is your goal of this lesson?. Thats when I realized I didnt have clear goals and questions to explore, neither did my students.

2Step 2: Choose Cultural Products, Practices, and Perspectives

Key Points:-brainstorm cultural products and practices-select cultural points

3Step 3: Performance TasksShare performance outcomes.Modes of communication44. Creating Instructional Plan: Setting the Stage

Key Points:-Animoto (tech)-Using Authentic Materials-Dramatic presentation by teacher5Input Activities with Flashcards Slot MachineSlap GameTic Tac ToeCharade

Share the activitiesdistribute the handouts6Input Activity with Quizlet

Key Points:-Meeting students diverse needs-technology allow students to learn at their own pace-cell phone ready-students can set their own goals7Interpretive Reading Practice

Key Points:-access to authentic materials-teaching students technology skills.

8Guided Practice ActivitiesPancho ComanchoForm groups of 4-5.Assign a vocabulary to each student (by giving them a flashcard). Students hold the cards facing the other members.Set a timer. (45 sec. to one minute)Teacher says Pamcho Comancho is going to buy a banana.Student with banana card says No, Pancho Comancho is NOT going to buy a banana. He is going to buy a ______. and pick another students item.Proceed in this fashion until the time expires.Guided Practice ActivitiesInner Circle-Outer Circle

Interpersonal Speaking Practice using CLEAR

Key Points:-Interpersonal skills need more time to develop-this is not exactly interpersonal since you cant negotiate the meaning, however, it provides great practice for students-CLEAR offers other features 11Interpersonal Writing Practice

Key Points:-Edmodo. Use Edmodo as platform. Its safe and free.-12Interpretive and PresentationalRead and RunProceduresStudents form groups of 3 or 4 and designate one person to be the writer. Other group members take turns running up to read and memorize the posted text and report back to the group. The group members collaborate to help the writer re-create the text.After some time, teacher hands over the reading materials and makes corrections on any errors.At this point, teacher may ask questions to assess students comprehensions.

*Students must know that they are encouraged to memorize as much as they can. This could be a single sentence or a word in some cases.

Interpretive and PresentationalRead and Write AroundProceduresStudents sit in circle. (4 to 6 students)As teacher prompts, students start writing a diary/journal/story/memo/blog, etc.After 90 seconds, students pass around their stories to the person next to them. They read the stories and continue it by adding more and so on.Share the stories with class.*Students must comprehend what the previous person wrote and keep the tone of the original writer.

Edmodo: All activities in one location

Online ResourcesEdmodo: www.edmodo.comQuizlet: quizlet.comCLEAR: