Primary Teacher Interaction

Teacher Interaction with ELLs
PBS teachers are specifically developed in awareness of and ability
to adapt their own discourse in the classroom to support their students in
saying or writing what they want to say/write. They use strategies and
techniques which allow students to elaborate on their meanings, which do not
cut them off or restrict them to short turns, and which encourage genuine
negotiation of meaning. The effective use of questioning is one important
aspect of this, as well as awareness of the uses and pitfalls of common
classroom patterns such as the IRF (initiation/response/feedback/exchange). PBS
teachers are also aware of instructional options which will allow them to
provide an appropriate balance between content-focused and form-focused
feedback in classroom interaction.

Meeting Learners’ Needs

ELL’sLesson Planning

Multimodality Classroom

Teacher/Learner Interaction