Questions for Textbook Companies – 7

Robert addresses rigor in this question:

How does the textbook support the following constituent elements (according to the US Department of State) of rigor?

Sustained Focus
Depth and Integrity of Inquiry
Suspension of Premature Conclusions
Continuous Testing of Hypotheses

Doesn’t the textbook’s deductive method (presenting the rules and then asking students to practice specific applications of the rules) work against these elements of rigor? An inductive method in which students are exposed to the language and Construct Meaning in conjunction with the teacher is more rigorous and results in deeper and more long-term acquisition of the material.



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