QSSSA-Austin MS

Based on 7 Steps to Building a Language Rich Classroom

Content Objective

To build academic language, I will intentionally plan the QSSSA strategy to use in my classroom this week.

Language Objective

I will speak using the following sentence stem:


  • Being intentional about planning academic language opportunities is important because...
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What is QSSSA?

  • Q (Question): The teacher asks a question.
  • S (Signal): The students give the teacher a response (determined by the teacher) when they are ready to answer.
  • S (Stem): The teacher provides a sentence stem to frame structure language.
  • S (Share): Students are asked to share their responses with one or more peers.
  • A (Assess): The teacher assesses the quality of discussion by selecting a few students to share their answers with the whole class.

QSSSA

Q- Why is it important to be intentional when planning academic language opportunities in your lessons?

S- Thinker's Chin

S- One reason it is important to be intentional when planning academic language opportunities is...

S- Find a partner at a different table

  • "In addition..."
  • "Also..."
  • "Finally..."

A- Numbered Heads

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QSSSA Planning

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