The first of these was to video a session of me working with a group of children. I then wanted to use the Vocab Profiler https://www.lextutor.ca/vp/eng/to analyse the vocabulary I used with my students.
Today I recorded a session with my class, 16 students in a multi-cultural class (many of which are emerging bilinguals). You can read the full transcript here.
Here is a summary of that analysis:
Teacher: So the little red hen carefully stretched and preened one wing, then carefully stretched and preened the other wing and when she was quite sure she was neat and tidy. Remember what preening looks like? Child T: Yeah. Teacher: Show me, show me with your body preening when the Little Red Hen is preening. What's she doing? She's doing it like this….preening.Child Ta: She’s covering it.Teacher: Yeah, it looks like this.That’s a great way to demonstrate that for us D.
- What can I do to ensure that ALL children a contributing to dialogue?
- The most common word in this text is "and, are, a" - what do I need to do to introduce a range of other words?
- What makes some children more confident to speak up than others?