Building on Students' Current Language Skills

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What are language skills?

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1. Why should teachers build on a student's current level of language development?

2. What tools can teachers use to assess students' language skills?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How to assess, instruct and build on students' current language skills will be the focus of this quiz and worksheet combination. Test questions include the definition of language skills, and why it's important that a teacher try to build on a student's language development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Tools that teachers can use to assess students' language skills
  • The definition of prior knowledge
  • How teachers can best instruct language skills

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about building on students' language skills from the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as language skills and prior knowledge
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how teachers can most effectively teach language skills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of building on language development and how teachers can measure students' language skills

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Building on Students' Current Language Skills. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of language skills in the classroom
  • Define academic vocabulary
  • Get a better understanding of how teachers can determine language skills by using observation and data
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