Thomas & Collier's Theories on Language


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1. According to the research done by Thomas and Collier, when are English language learners most successful?

2. The environment as related to _____ must be supportive to make sure students successfully learn a new language, according to Thomas and Collier and the prism model.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of Thomas and Collier's theories on language with these self-paced study tools. Topics on the worksheet/quiz include Thomas and Collier's Prism Model and how English language learners (ELLs) can be the most successful, based on Thomas and Collier's research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also be quizzed on the following points:

  • Type of supportive environment to help students learn a new language
  • The reading and writing part of the Prism Model
  • The part of the model that occurs via classroom interactions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on Thomas and Collier's Prism Model, like what this model includes
  • Making connections - use your understanding of classroom interactions and how they're connected to the Prism Model
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when ELLs are the most successful, according to the Prism Model

Additional Learning

Learn more about the model with the lesson titled Thomas & Collier's Theories on Language. These key points will be highlighted:

  • Research by Thomas and Collier regarding English language learners (ELLs)
  • Four parts of the Prism Model
  • Application of the Prism Model in the classroom