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FOUNDATIONS I Teacher Manual

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Facilitate and Encourage

Facilitate and Encourage Adjust Instruction/Intervene Differentiation Activities Differentiating instruction requires continually striving to know and to respond to each student’s needs in order to maximize learning. Use the data in Ele-Bot reports to adjust instruction to meet each student’s needs and respond to variance among learners. The activities below are suggestions to support students who might be struggling with their progress in Ele-Bot. Does the student understand the exercise goal/task? Observe the student as they work through the exercise demo to determine where their understanding may be breaking down. Make sure the student clearly understands the task of the exercise. Ask: Can you tell me what this exercise wants you to do? If needed, explain how the exercise works. Say: The computer will ask you a question or make a statement. You must click on the picture that best answers the question or matches the sentence. Listen along with a student while they work on the exercise. Say: Repeat the question or sentence back to me and explain why you would choose one picture over the others before you click on the picture. This will help you identify if the student is having trouble with listening comprehension, paying attention, and/or understanding the vocabulary or grammatical concepts presented. Are there words in the sentence or question or answers that the student doesn’t know? Engage the student in an offline activity, such as flashcards, that focus on the specific vocabulary they are struggling with. Is the student using their memory skills? Ask the student to repeat the sentence or question back to you. If they are having difficulty remembering, encourage students to build more memory and focused attention by practicing with you in a game. For example, give your student a 3 letter word to spell out loud. Then ask them to spell it out loud but backwards. See if they can spell 4 or even 5 letter words backwards! If the student can’t spell yet, you can play a following directions game like Simon Says. Both of these games can help the student practice using their memory and attention skills while having fun, which can increase motivation and improve their progress in this exercise. 14 Ele-Bot Teacher Manual

Facilitate and Encourage Is the student noticing the details in the pictures that provide clues to the correct answer? Discuss the importance of looking closely at each picture before choosing an answer. Remind the student that they can use the Replay button to listen to the question or sentence again before answering. Go into the Ele-Bot demo and ask the student to describe some of the pictures, giving plenty of detail. If they need more support, say: It’s important that we can notice little things about pictures. Ask questions relevant to the picture, such as: Who are the characters? What are the characters doing? What objects are shown? How could you describe the objects? Where is this picture happening? What is happening in this picture? For further support, provide students with verbal sentence frames as needed: The character is ______. The object is ______. This picture is happening in/at/by/on _____. In this picture _______ is/are _________. Can the student eliminate any alternatives? Listen to a sentence or question with the student. Can they identify at least one picture that does not fit the sentence or answer the question? This could help the student narrow down their choices, and it also has the benefit of making them think through their response instead of just answering impulsively. Is the student struggling with a specific language structure? Look at the Errors section in the student’s Progress Report to determine the specific language structure the student is struggling with, then provide an activity that focuses on the specific language/grammar concept. Can the student identify unnecessary words in the question or sentence? Listen with the student and observe them as they complete an exercise question. Remind the student that before answering, they can listen to the question or sentence again by clicking the Replay button. Ask the student to identify any words that are unnecessary in a sentence they are working on, and then explain why to the student. Then have the student point to the picture that best matches the reduced sentence. Here is an example: “The dog that is standing by the girl has spots.” Explain how the clause that is provides more information about the noun dog it follows, but how it is unnecessary for understanding the sentence. Removing that is simplifies the sentence and makes it easier to understand. Ele-Bot Teacher Manual 15