Translating Teacher Talk
Interpreting the world of teacher vernacular to improve communication.
By Elijah Ammen
Accommodations and Modification
Only after establishing this extensive background are my learners now prepared to fully analyze Antigone. The level of scaffolding differs based on how much prior knowledge exists, and the complexity of your idea. This is why pre-tests are so useful to gauge the pre-existing familiarity with a subject.
Fluency vs. Comprehension vs. Analysis
Fluency is often deceptive. A reader can rattle off a passage aloud, mastering all the pronunciation and pacing of reading. Unfortunately, many readers do this on pure parroting without any comprehension of what a text means. While tools like Running Records can help measure fluency, they don't measure comprehension.