Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
4: Subjects Matter
Examine the Topic
Now that you have read the research and viewed the video discussion on content-based instruction, you will examine the topic further by looking at ways to spiral subject matter to make it appropriate at different grade levels.
A. Spiraling Content Across Grade BandsIn the following interactive activity, you will begin by reading a lesson description from each grade band: elementary, middle, and high school. You will then describe how you would adapt the content from each grade band's lesson to make it appropriate for the other grade bands. You can base your descriptions on the same language and/or culture as the sample descriptions, or focus on a language and/or culture with which you are more familiar.
B. Planning a Content-Based ActivityYou will now write a description of a content-based activity that is appropriate for your students' age and proficiency level. Begin by selecting one of the content areas above, or choose a different content area that you would like to develop into an activity. Then write a short description of the activity. Use the following questions to guide you:
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