The new school year is coming. Maybe you have been hearing a lot about comprehensible input (CI) in your social media circles, or in your online PD. You might have attended a training and you’re really interested in how to transition to CI methods, but you just do!n’t know where to start. It can be really overwhelming at first, so I’m going to try and break it down step by step with this series. I hope you find it helpful!
How to Transition to CI Methods
First of all, if you’re trying to transition to CI methods, knowing the answer to “What is comprehensible input?” is a great place to start!
After getting familiar with comprehensible input, many people struggle with just how to implement it. I strongly suggest starting your transition with some classroom routines!
Okay, so you have your daily routines down. Along with daily routines, its important to consider how to plan your year overall. What do your units look like? This post talks about how to incorporate CI methods into your existing curriculum, based on what expectations you have in your district.
Whew! We are moving right along in your transition to CI methods! Now you’re ready for some CI activities for your classroom. Check out this post to see my go to activities to use in my lesson plans.
Finally, a very important step in your transition to CI methods is how you are going to assess your students’ learning. You’ve established great routines, have an overarching plan, and you have a whole bunch of great activities, but you need to make sure you’re getting that feedback and checking their growth!
I tried to address all of the questions and fears you might have about how to transition to CI methods with this series. Did I miss anything? Do you have any other questions! Don’t be shy – drop a comment below, or come find me on Instagram to ask!