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Implementing Language Dives

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EL Education

Topic

  • Classroom Instruction

Type

Videos

Grade Level

See the rigor and joy of Language Dives in a fourth grade classroom at Lead Academy in Greenville, SC. During a Language Dive, teachers and students slow down to have a conversation about the meaning, purpose, and structure of a compelling sentence from a complex text and topic, in this case, the American Revolution. Following the engaging deconstruct-reconstruct-practice routine, students play with the smallest "chunks" of the sentence, acting them out, rearranging them, or using them to talk about their own lives. For more on Language Dives and Conversation Cues, also watch Behind the Practice: Approaching Language Dives with Sarah Mitchell, Stephanie Clayton, and Sloane Young, and Small Group Language Dive - Long Version.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Classroom Instruction

Type

Videos

Grade Level

See the rigor and joy of Language Dives in a fourth grade classroom at Lead Academy in Greenville, SC. During a Language Dive, teachers and students slow down to have a conversation about the meaning, purpose, and structure of a compelling sentence from a complex text and topic, in this case, the American Revolution. Following the engaging deconstruct-reconstruct-practice routine, students play with the smallest "chunks" of the sentence, acting them out, rearranging them, or using them to talk about their own lives. For more on Language Dives and Conversation Cues, also watch Behind the Practice: Approaching Language Dives with Sarah Mitchell, Stephanie Clayton, and Sloane Young, and Small Group Language Dive - Long Version.

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