I drew up this information document for my mentor teacher at my Immersion prac school, upon finding that she was responsible for EAL/D training and implementation of EAL/D tracking in the school.
Day 0 I sourced materials from REmida due to the quality and variety of the materials, their often unusual nature and the fact that they have a full range of textures from hard to soft, smooth to rough or hairy. Moreover, recycled materials were used to establish a pre-exisiting link to the Reduce Reuse Recycle unit that started and ran alongside the dinosaur unit. Preparing the dinosaurs for adult child spontaneous interaction – social constructivist teaching – teacher scaffolding to modify and extend schema through assimilation and accomodation. The species names were already on the dinosaurs, enabling the teacher or EA to tell any curious student which dinosaur they were holding if asked, without havign to resort to checking online. This is significant when dealing with a