|I've created several OERs using authentic resources. For each, I found a commercial on YouTube, an infographic through a Google search query, or a reading on a news website, and then planned activities and vocabulary instruction centered around one of the 3 modes (presentational, interpersonal, or interpretive) in this backwards-design model. For example, for my medical product listening resource, I created a step-by-step interpretive listening task, going from low order thinking skills that starts with a prediction and ends with high order thinking skills comprehension questions that applies the listening content to the learners' lives on a personal level. |
For the fruits and vegetables infographics resource, I link to a series of thematic infographics for which I created both interpersonal and interpretive activities. The interpersonal activity is centered around making comparisons from the infographic content with the use of a supportive graphic organizer. The interpretive activity uses a graphic organizer to observe, compare, and react to the authentic resources.
The website reading is from the city of Mendoza Argentina's government website, and includes interpretive reading strategies that guide the learner through a step-by-step path of understanding the reading and provides tangible evidence for an instructor to assign a grade.