Christina Ennis

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Part 3 of 3 from Krashen-Gaab's session at ACTFL 15. Comprehension-based Instruction: the Foundation, the Method, the Evidence

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Comprehension-based Instruction: the Foundation, the Method, the Evidence (Part 2: The History of Instruction: From Drills to Personalized Input)

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Comprehension-based Instruction: the Foundation, the Method, the Evidence

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Dr. Bill VanPatten shares insights into SLA (second language acquisition): If the linguistic system is implicit and SLA an unconscous process, the implications for language instruction are significant, but not always obvious. In this enlightening session, BVP reveals what makes language instruction so different from other subject areas and discusses the real role of the teacher in the language classroom.

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Drs. Bill VanPatten & Stephen Krashen address questions about second language acquisition and implications for the classroom at iFLT (International Forum on Language Teaching) 2016 in Chattanooga, TN. Thanks to Fluency Matters and Drs. BVP & SDK for making the video availalbe free of charge.

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This webinar will provide ample ideas for incorporating novels into your current instruction/curriculum. Learn how to select appropriate novels, how to tie them to your existing curriculum, how to enhance acquisition through simple, yet powerful reading strategies and how to engage all students, regardless of reading ability, through activities that will result in 100% comprehension and enjoyment.

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Kristy Placido demonstrates how to generate interest and motivate students to read a novel by creating multi-faceted units using a novel as the core of the curriculum. Learn how to use a variety of resources to build comprehensive units that will prepare students for AP/upper level study and result in extraordinary results on the AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages). Kristy will share powerful tips for incorporating #authres, such as music, commercials, movie trailers and a myriad of other resources into your repertoire.

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Join Sharon Birch, Cindy Hitz and Kristy Placido for two live webinars on how to teach 'Robo en la Noche' (by Kristy Placido), 'Noche de Oro' (by Kristy Placido) and 'Esperanza' (by Carol Gaab). These seasoned teachers have developed powerful lessons to enrich instruction, ensure student engagement and deepen comprehension of these novels. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these highly successful CI teachers as they share their unique perspectives on selecting a novel, determining topics to study, how to launch a novel, how to pre-teach vocabulary, and how to use the novels to facilitate measurable proficiency.

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Katie Baker shares ideas for teaching the Fluency Matters novel ‘El Ekeko: Un misterio boliviano' (by Katie Baker). Learn how to ignite interest in the novel topic and how to inspire students by weaving a rich tapestry of language, culture and reading!

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Carol Gaab demonstrates how to connect to the character(s) and the text, how to increase comprehension and how to inspire HOT (higher order thinking). Learn how to prepare the class using strategic pre-reading activities and how to engage even your most reluctant readers/learners. Carol will highlight key events from each book in the series and share a host of engaging 'tricks' to increase emotional engagement, deepen comprehension and facilitate SLA (second language acquisition).