Developing Academic Language: 5

Maria shares with students how she categorizes her own cake decorating supplies before she has students classify and categorize on their own. Students can benefit from seeing real life examples during a lesson so that they understand how to apply what they are learning to their own life experiences.


In this clip, Maria continues to “hook” students into the usefulness of this skill. She has students pair share and then asks for volunteers to share out to the whole class.


Classroom Reflection

1. What are some ways that you make leaning “real” for students in your classroom?

2. How do you help them relate what they are learning to everyday situations in their life?