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					Daily Oral Language

   A Strategy for Mastering COS,
    SAT-10, and AHSGE Content
Daily Oral Language Lessons:
   Daily
   Work well as bell-ringers
   Aligned with COS, SAT-10, AHSGE
    Item Specifications
   Focus on
       Grammar
       Punctuation
       Capitalization
       Mechanics
       Usage
Procedures (example)
   Sentences on board or overhead when
    students enter
   Students correct errors
   Share revisions
   Check for understanding
   Give direct instruction if needed
Suggestions:

    Set a specific time
    Establish routine procedures
    Use a timer
    Give clear and immediate feedback
    Hold students accountable
Accountability: Key to
Success
   Students write the DOLs
       In a notebook
       On a DOL form*
   Teacher checks DOLS at end of each week
    (or two weeks).
   Weekly or bi-weekly quiz reflects DOL content
   Expect student writing to reflect DOL content!
Any Questions about Daily
Oral Language?
   Where do I get my DOLs?
     Textbooks
     Online grammar sites

     DOL workbooks

     Student writing (unfortunately, a

      wonderful source of errors!)
    Remember: Align DOL with
      content to be tested.
                                   Is governor Riley
                                   in the capital



By the way:
                                   buiding.




   Use a variety of errors
   Recycle errors to keep
    students “on their toes”
   Get feedback in various ways.
    Students:
       make corrections on overhead
       write answers on board
       write on individual dry erase boards
Keeping it fun
   Try using student names
    in the error samples
   Allow students to submit samples
   Use humorous sentences or
    interest-grabbing topics
   Use newspaper “errors”
   Build a non-threatening environment for
    sharing answers
A DOL “Sample”
Students enter class and see this on the
  board.
                  DOL #1
 My daughter a student at samford

  university can talk to anyone she
  never meets a stranger.
DOL #1
   Students write the sentence in their
    notebooks.
   Volunteers come one at a time and
    make a correction.
   There may be more than one way to
    make corrections.
   Discuss reasons/rules.
One sentence. . .
          3 mini-lessons!
   My daughter         Comma use: appositive
    a student at        Capitalization: name of a
    samford              specific university
    university can      Run-on sentence
    talk to
                             Make two sentences
    anyone she
                         
                             (separate with a period)
    never meets             Separate two closely
    a stranger.              related sentences with a
                             semi-colon.
                            Etc.
Final Answer
   Several “correct” answers are
    possible
   Students should be able to defend
    their answers.
       My daughter, a student at Samford
        University, can talk to anyone. She
        never meets a stranger!
Thank You, Teachers!

  For more information, contact:
  MPS, Office of Curriculum and
   Instruction, Phone 223-6834

				
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