I was not able to attend #LILL2015 this year but am learning through Twitter about some of the great work and ideas that took place. In particular, I am interested in the 6 Core Practices and would like to examine and share ideas for each one over the next few weeks before school starts.
#1. Use the target language as the vehicle and content of instruction. How do you keep yourself and the kids in the target language at least 90% of the time? Share your ideas here! Routines help me and my students stay in the target language. I start the very first minute, of the very first day of school, teaching the greeting and other routines. Now is the perfect time to re-examine your routines. Check out the ideas for some of my routines. Using Routines to Maximize Language Acquisition