Listening to Learn

April 22, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Just because this has been released in the FSL subject area, doesn’t mean that the rest of us should ignore it. This document  includes strategies for all teachers. The author is Elizabeth Hoerath,  Halton DSB, March 2015.

From page 4, Introduction:

“This resource presents a differentiated approach to teach listening in FSL, by identifying six key factors that influence the difficulty level of oral texts. We will call these factors “dials of difficulty”, because each of the factors can be turned up or turned down, in order to meet students’ learning needs. These factors are demonstrated through a series of teaching/learning samples. Each teaching/ learning sample describes a listening activity, the context in which the activity might be used, and strategies that can be used specifically to differentiate for varying degrees of competency in listening. By deconstructing what exactly makes listening tasks difficult, FSL teachers can strategically design lessons to meet the needs of all students. FSL teachers can make this strategy even more powerful by helping students to understand and reflect on the dials of difficulty. In that way, students can learn to identify personal areas of strength as listeners, take increasing control of their language learning, and apply these strategies to a variety of situations.”

 

Knowing and Responding to Learners in FSL
Listening to Learn Module

The Listening to Learn module presents a differentiated approach to teach listening in FSL, by identifying six key factors that influence the difficulty level of oral texts. These factors are demonstrated through a series of teaching/learning samples, each of which describes a listening activity, the context in which the activity might be used, and strategies that can be used specifically to differentiate for varying degrees of competency in listening.

Click on < Knowing & Responding Series > in the left menu on the DI home page (Differentiated Instruction page)

And for those of you whose subject specialty in French, Listening to Learn has its roots in Curriculum Services Canada > Transforming FSL> All resources. You may find many other useful  resources or lessons plans here.

Check it out,

Rowan

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