select and use appropriate strategies to maximize learning and communication.
Indicators for this outcome
(a) records unknown words and expressions, noting their context and function;
(b) seeks information through a network of sources (e.g., libraries, internet, others, agencies);
(c) seeks opportunities outside class to practice and observe Michif;
(d) uses context clues to infer probable meanings of unfamiliar words;
(e) infers meaning, and then verifies by reading or asking questions when opportunities arise;
(f) selects the best form in which to express intent in a given context;
(g) seeks authentic language documents for research purposes;
(h) uses reference materials or a speaker to verify or help in difficult areas of language;
(i) seeks information through a network of sources including libraries, the World Wide Web, individuals, and agencies;
(j) uses previously acquired knowledge or skills to assist witha new learning task;
(k) identifies own language learning needs and goals and organize strategies and procedures accordingly;
(l) demonstrates awareness of own strengths and areas of improvement in Michif;
(m) reflects upon own thinking and learning processes;
(n) takes responsibility for planning, monitoring, and assessing own learning experiences;
(o) works with others to solve problems;
(p) uses social interaction skills to enhance group learning tasks;
(q) uses various strategies to resume and sustain conversation;
(r) asks follow-up questions to check for understanding;
(s) obtains feedback on tasks;
(t) monitors own anxiety about learning tasks, and takes measures to lower it if necessary;
(u) provides personal motivation for learning by rewarding self when successful;
(v) uses a buddy system in learning Michif; and,
(w) seeks help from Elders in Michif language and cultural learning.
Teaching Sacred Language Curriculum (Book and Flashcards)
This curriculum, developed from a First Nations perspective, provides a framework of strategies and tools to enable holistic language learning. This model will work with any Indigenous language and incorporates methodologies such as Accelerated Second Language Acquisition (ASLA), Total Physical Response (TPR) and elements of the standard roman orthography (SRO) and modified roman orthography (MRO) systems. Included are assessments based on traditional ways of knowing and monthly charts for language acquisition routines throughout the year. The curriculum book and 305 flashcards may be purchased as a single bundle or separately.
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Record posted/updated: August 19, 2022