Content and Language Objectives

Mindy Doty

NSC
EDRL 474
MODULE 2

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The advantages to writing content and language objectives are:

  • CONNECTING TO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE- According to Echevarria, Short, & Vogt (2013), Students are more successful when they are able to make connections between what they know and what they are learning by relating classroom experiences to their own lives.


  • STUDENTS KNOW THE EXPECTATIONS-When objectives are written and reviewed the students are aware of the teachers learning expectations and they are able to think about the purpose of the lesson as it is being presented.


  • TEACHERS ARE PREPARED- Writing out content and language objectives helps the teacher to be better organized in planning and executing a more authentic lesson.


  • ALLOWS FOR KEY VOCABULARY TO BE TAUGHT- Echevarria, Short, and Vogt further explain that systematic and comprehensive vocabulary instruction is necessary for English Language Learners.
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Objectives affect teacher and student performance

  • THERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY-In the lesson preparation video, Vogt (n.d) stated that teachers are assessing constantly to see if students are getting what is being taught. If they are not, the teachers move back, adjust, and reteach. This is an ongoing cycle of assessment, teaching, reteaching, assessing and determining if students have met content and language objectives.


  • STUDENT-TEACHER TRUST IS BUILT


  • INCREASE IN STUDENT LANGUAGE ACQUISITION


  • TEACHERS BECOME BETTER TEACHERS