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Class structure

The structure of an online class should be clear and easy to follow. It becomes a routine that helps students feel secure since they know what is going to happen. Here are a few examples of how you can structure your class in cycles 1, 2 and 3 and Intensive English.

Example 1

A class structure for Cycle 1

  1. Welcome song
  2. Reminder of classroom rules
  3. Date, weather or other routine
    1. It is possible to share your screen to visually present the date and weather or any routine you have (presentation tools such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, a whiteboard app or other similar tool).
    2. Students can complete paper versions of a date and weather activity to show when they come online. They can also prepare it ahead of the class.
  4. Review songs, vocabulary from last class, things that were already introduced or taught
  5. Classroom activities (view subsection on planning)
  6. Goodbye song

To learn the tools mentioned in this module, please consult the Toolbox section (Boîte à outils) of the website.

In the microprogram Diffuser, Module 1, “Choisir les outils technologiques pour soutenir la classe à distance,” you’ll find more information on technological tools for online learning.

Example 2

Structure for cycles 2 and 3 and Intensive English

The structure of an online class should be clear and easy to follow. Here is a possible class structure for cycles 2 and 3 and Intensive English.

  1. Welcome students
  2. Remind them of classroom rules
  3. Present clear instruction and lesson goals (planner)
  4. Review last class
  5. Teaching activities
    1. Preparation: activate prior knowledge, review, ask questions, introduce new content or other preparation activities
    2. Carrying out: group or individual work (be available for questions while students work)
    3. Integration: wrap-up, reflection on learning
  6. Next class, assignments

“I use a hybrid model. I teach 17 groups, so I created a Padlet that I sent to the parents with activities to do, videos to watch and other suggestions.

Then I have two online meetings every afternoon: one for my older and one for my younger students. In them, I go over instructions and software with them, I answer, I read texts to my little ones and record my meetings to send home.”

Amélie Lemoyne-Fecteau, ESL Teacher, CS des Affluents

Tips for practicing new functional langage

Have students practise new functional language related to the organization of an online class.

  • Turn on your microphone — Turn off your microphone
  • Turn on your camera — Turn off your camera
  • Click on the microphone — Click on the camera — Click on the hand

You can download a functional language resource available on the Service national du RÉCIT domaine des langues website Open in a new window.

Modifié le: mercredi, 2 septembre 2020, 13:10
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