Lesson Planning with Siop: a Theoretical Base (Benchmark Assessment)

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Lesson Planning With SIOP: A Theoretical Base (Benchmark Assessment) Sandra Ramkissoon Grand Canyon University ESL-523N SEI English Language Teaching: Foundations and Methodologies October 4, 2012 * Abstract Over the past few decades much research has been conducted as to how second language is acquired. Many theories of second language acquisition have been formulated. This paper will compare and contrast two influential second language acquisition theories: the behaviorist theory and the innatist theory specifically, Krahsen’s Monitor Theory. An overview of how these theories impact the SIOP Model for lesson planning will follow the description of the selected theories. Lesson Planning With SIOP: A Theoretical Base…show more content…
Acquisition requires meaningful interaction or natural communication in the target language. In contrast, learning focuses on the grammatical aspects of the target language (McKenzie- Brown, 2006). ii. The Monitor Hypothesis refers to the relationship between acquisition and learning. The role of the acquisition system is to initiate utterance and the role of the learning system is to serve as the monitor or editor. The idea behind the monitor hypothesis is that as individuals begin to produce language, an internal monitor watches over or edits information to ensure correct grammatical usage (Peregoy et al., 2008). It is said that the internal monitor is developed during the formal study of language. But, in order for the monitor to function properly, individuals must have sufficient time to think about utterances before producing them; focus on grammatical form; and have knowledge of the second language rules. iii. The Natural Order Hypothesis implies that there is a natural order in which ELL acquire language rules. According to this hypothesis, some grammatical language rules may be acquired earlier while others may be acquired later. In either situation, language rules are acquired as opposed to being learned and is influenced by classroom instruction (Gitsaki, n.d.). iv. The Input Hypothesis is Krashen’s

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