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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Proficiency Levels SummarySEI/500Mary Jane HillJanuary 19, 2015Stephanie BenoitSheleta GeorgeMadiha RahmanLeah OHaraThe Life of DR. Martin Luther King JRContent Objective: Students will learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Language Objective: Students will learn about Dr. King by cultural assimilation, reading Martins Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Doreen Rappaport, and writing about his life.DR. King LessonActivate prior knowledge by asking students if they ever could remember a time they were treated unfairly. How did they feel? Why?Explain to students that they will be learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s life.Present visuals around the room for students to see such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Quotes from I Have a Dream Speech, visuals from protest marches, and a Dr. King timeline.Start the lesson by reading Martins Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport.</p> <p>Dr. King LessonAfter reading the story, ask students if they have any questions.Discuss key vocabulary terms such as protest, discrimination, civil rights, march, boycott, and peace.Develop background knowledge by asking students to participate in a simulation or an imitation of what Dr. King lived through during his life. Explain to students that this will be an experiment to see how angry or upset the class will be when they are discriminated against.Dr. King LessonHave students count out loud one or two, alternating between the two. Group one will have benefits such as receiving new pencils, crayons, and erasers. Group two will not receive anything and if they complain about it, they will owe recess time.Reiterate to students how this simulation relates to citizens who were segregated.Close this activity with students sitting together in a meeting area to discuss how they felt.Dr. King LessonHave students break into groups according to their level for some reading and writing activities.Basic Level students will read a summary about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and answer questions on a cloze activity.Intermediate Level students will write an acrostic poem about FREEDOM.Proficient Level students will match vocabulary words to their definitions and they will write sentences using a variety of sentence structures with each vocabulary word.</p> <p>Pre-Emergent Level A student at this level has no ability or a very limited ability to communicate in English. They can respond to comprehension questions by identifying two to three content area facts using academic vocabulary. They can repeat patterned speech with instructional support.They can distinguish between phonemes in the initial and/or final positions of words. </p> <p>Pre-Emergent ActivityStudents will listen to A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. by David A. Adler. After students listen to the story read aloud students will be given randomly pictures from the story and will be asked who has the picture that describes what happen first, second, third and so on. Students will be creating a human timeline by creating a line in the classroom demonstrating the main events of the story heard.</p> <p>8Basic LevelBasic students are able to apply knowledge of English conventions by using simple and compound sentences with errors.They use sentence structure which include regular subjects and simple and progressive tenses.They identify main ideas listening to read alouds.Basic level students follow multi-step directions.They ask and respond to academic questions such as, who, what, where, why, and how, using complete sentences.</p> <p>Basic Proficiency Level DEscriptorsListening and Speaking Domain:A student at this level is able to apply knowledge of English conventions by using simple and compound sentences with errors. The student is attempting self-corrections. The student uses sentence structures which include regular subjects and simple and progressive tenses. </p> <p>Reference: Arizona Department of Education, 201410Basic proficiency level descriptorsReading Domain:The student at this level has a limited ability to decode and comprehend text independently read in English. The student relies on visuals, organizational features, and contextual clues to comprehend text. The student is developing phonemic awareness and uses sound/symbol relationships and syllabication rules to decode. The students fluency may impede comprehension. From text read aloud, the student can identify key information elicited from the teacher. </p> <p>Reference: Arizona Department of Education, 201411Basic proficiency level descriptorsWriting Domain:The student at this level has a limited ability to write in English. The student recognizes that spoken words are represented by written language. The student relays short messages by drawing and using sound/symbol relationships to write words and phrases. The student organizes writing from left to right, top to bottom with spacing between words. Errors in writing conventions impede readers comprehension. </p> <p>Reference: Arizona Department of Education, 201412Basic ActivityStudents will read a cloze activity and answer comprehension questions with help from a word bank.This is link to the activity students can use for their cloze read assignment.http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/cloze.shtml</p> <p>Intermediate Level Intermediate students have a moderate understanding of social and academic English. They can respond using a variety of simple sentences. They comprehend key details and main ideas of text read aloud to them.They have limited ability to decode and comprehend text read independently.They use basic vocabulary to write simple sentences.Intermediate Proficiency Level Descriptors Listening and Speaking Domain:A student at this level is able to apply knowledge of English conventions by using simple and compound sentences, and attempting complex sentences. The student uses sentence structures which include common regular subjects and simple, progressive, and present perfect verb tenses. Students are still acquiring irregular subject and verb forms. Reading Domain:The student at this level has the ability to decode and comprehend text independently read in English. The student relies on visuals, organizational features, and contextual clues to comprehend a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. The student uses sound/symbol relationships and syllabication rules to decode. The students fluency may impede comprehension. The student can identify key information and details elicited from the teacher. </p> <p>Writing Domain:The student at this level has a limited ability to write in English. The student applies sound/symbol relationships to spell single syllable and high frequency words. The student uses basic writing conventions to write sentences, paragraphs, poems and a variety of functional text. The student uses correct subject/verb agreement in a variety of writing applications. Errors in writing conventions may impede readers comprehension. </p> <p>Reference: Arizona Dept. of Education, 201415Intermediate ActivityStudents in the Intermediate Level will write an acrostic poem using the word freedom.Each line will start with a letter from the word freedom.Afterwards, they will share their poems with the whole class. </p> <p>Reference: Freedom Acrostic Poem, n.d. 16Proficient LevelStudents who are language proficient can show competency in all domains.They can put together simple, complex and compound sentencesThey can gather information from written textErrors will not impede their understanding of EnglishThey write following grammar rules and have subject verb agreement in a variety of tenses.</p> <p>Proficient ActivityStudents will write simple, compound and complex sentences using the vocabulary words http://www.enchantedlearning.com/alphabet/sentenceforeachword/mlk/index.shtmlStudents will read the definition of each vocabulary word and match the best possible definition.http://www.enchantedlearning.com/matching/wordtodef/mlk/References A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr..(2015).Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/picture-book-martin-luther-king-jr#cart/cleanupArizona department of education: English language learners. (2014). Retrieved from http://.azed.gov/english-language-learners/elps/ Freedom Acrostic Poem. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/poetry/acrostic/freedom/index.shtml MLK Cloze Activity. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/cloze.shtmlMatching Activity. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/matching/wordtodef/mlk/Sentence Activity. (n.d) Retrieved from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/alphabet/sentenceforeachword/mlk/index.shtml </p>

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