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1.1: A Note For The Instructor

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    Dear Colleague,

    These Open Educational Resource (OER) materials consist of presentation slides intended for use in an intermediate academic English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Each set of slides includes the following:

    1. An introduction to the grammar point using inductive reasoning, intended for use in the classroom to complement instructor presentation. Explanations of meaning and form for each grammar point.

    2. Example sentences based around a theme. The themes are listed in the title of each slide set.

    3. Reference charts and lists for the grammar point.

    4. Links to websites and related videos. These websites and videos have been curated for accuracy and are comprehensive.

    5. Meaningful practice activities that integrate the grammar instruction with other language skills.

    Suggested Uses

    A presentation of grammar that encourages inductive reasoning is best. Present the first part of the slide set in order, eliciting examples and answers from the students. To “flip” the classroom, assign the videos and websites for homework; then work on the practice activities in class during the next session. Make the slide presentations available to students so they can refer to the charts and lists as needed.

    Suggested Adaptations

    I have deliberately made the format, design, and layout simple and easy to change.

    1. The simplest way to add context and meaning to the slide is to change the example sentences. Leave the slides in the same order, but delete the example sentences and write your own to match your current theme.

    2. Elicit example sentences from students during the lesson. Add them to the slides during the lesson to personalize the content.

    3. Try the Project-Based Learning activity in the appendix of this resource. Student groups work together to revise the slide set to match a new theme. Then groups teach their grammar point to their peers. This project encourages students to use a variety of integrated skills to analyze, evaluate and synthesize the grammar they are learning by creating their own examples, discovering their own resources, and contributing to the knowledge commons.

    1.1: A Note For The Instructor is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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