It was such a pleasure to teach the adults the other night that when we were done with testing the other day, I asked the kids if they would help me videotape the language orientation of an SL lesson. We used a couple of sentences from a book that we’ve finished lately. They know the context, and they’ve read it fairly quickly, but I liked the way these sentences supported the “world” of the text and reflected what the hero had just experienced.
I’m going to put it up in ten-minute sections, posting it onto MSU Clear. I use their (free) Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning. Here’s the first ten-minute segment. I started to get the hang of adding subtitles by the end of the first part.
I forgot a few things. First of all, I didn’t have a copy for the kids to annotate, and I didn’t have some key words on the board. And I realized by watching this how messy my room is!!
Megan, are you reading this? If so, could you comment? I know you don’t know Russian, but you do know SL a lot better than I do.
When I watched this segment, I was struck by how reticent most of the kids were to begin with. By the end of the lesson, they had gained a lot of confidence, and they were answering together.
Part 2 (you have to click on the subtitle name to see the subtitles). By the beginning of this part, all the kids are answering together. It’s a big difference from the beginning of the last segment.