praising student achievements with descriptive language
In praising, Erinjanae, I am not only giving her recognition for her use of the correct pronoun when speaking to an adult, I am also illustrating (re-teaching) to other students the purpose for Erijnaae's use of usted.
Muy bien, Aaron. You walked into this room and started your do now right away. I can tell you remember a lot of the vocabulary from yesterday.
When I praise a student for starting class off well and for following the expectations, I am drawing attention to his efforts and his knowledge. I am also drawing other students' attention towards him and am allowing them to follow the correct behavior to receive praise.
Ms. Conflenti, since Sarah just modeled the question with me, I want to model the question with you. ¿De dónde es usted?
! Muy bien, Erinjanae! Excellent use of usted when talking to me as an adult!
Me llamo Peyton Manning. Mi hermano se llama Eli Manning... Ms. Conflenti, does hermano mean brother?
Yes, Demontay. Excellent. And how did you figure that out? Can you tell your classmates?
Great job. You used prior knowledge to figure out the meaning of a new word. Great job using what you know to learn more. Now, Raysiah, read the next description of President Obama. I bet you can figure out what hija means based on your prior knowledge.
I know that Eli Manning is Peyton Manning's brother.
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