CLAVES Overview

Semantics     Morphology     Syntax 

Small Group Discussions 

The links above provide overviews of the types of instruction that are targeted in the CLAVES curriculum. The two tables below provide: 1) an overview of the key questions and anchor texts for each of the three CLAVES units; 2) an overview of the sequencing of instructional across a given unit.

 

Unit 1, Nature, Key Questions Texts associated with key question
How do plants and animals depend on one another?

What are the different ways that humans can impact nature?

The Wolves Are Back (George, 2008)

Species Revival (Authors, 2015a)

Unit 2, Rights, Key Questions
How can people stand up for their rights?

What can people do to change things that are unfair?

Ivan: The remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla (Applegate, 2014)

Yes, We Can! ¡Sí, Se Puede! (Cohn, 2002)

Unit 3, Immigration, Key Q’s
How does immigration affect communication and culture?

Should schools make sure that students learn more languages than just English?

Home at Last (Elya, 2002)

 

Bilingual Education (Authors, 2015b)

Units are composed of 3 lesson cycles.

Cycle 1 Day Focus
 

Text- based language and comprehension

1

2

Comprehension and Vocabulary

Comprehension and Vocabulary

3 Morphology
4 Syntax
5 Discussion
Cycle 2
1 Comprehension and Vocabulary
Text- based language and comprehension 2 Comprehension and Vocabulary
3 Morphology
4 Syntax
5 Discussion
Cycle 3
1 Planning
Writing 2 Drafting & Revising
3 Publishing