Scaffolding 3

Laurie continues:
The base story should contain your focus structures IF it is based on a class story. It [can even be] cut it down. Below are two [simpler] options:
1. Il y a un garçon. Il parle trop. Il n’arrête jamais de parler. ll parle à Diana . Il parle trop. Il commence à parler à Jaime. Il parle trop. Tout le monde dit a Max,“Vous parlez trop!”
2. Il y a un garçon. Il parle trop en cours de français. Il n’arrête jamais de parler. ll parle à Diana. Il lui dit, “Je m’en fiche! Max va au cinéma. Il commence à parler à Jaime. Il parle trop. Jaime lui dit de s’arrêter, mais il dit à Jaime, “Je m’en fous!”. Le patron dit a Max, “! Vous parlez trop!”
Like a punch-line, you might want to keep the following line until later in the story….
Max rentre à son cours, en disant à son professeur que il veut apprendre.
Not all readings need to be embedded, and not all versions need to go to 5 versions. Sometimes just versions 1 and 2 are enough! But the best bang for your buck is to up the ante a bit at a time. Jumping from Version 1-5 will make your upper kids happy (and the teacher!) but leave the rest of the group struggling to breathe in the dust.



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