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Here is my personal take on thematic units and this thread. I will readily admit that I will not be presenting research, so you may not wish to read on.
If you read this document http://www.wmsde.org/Customized/uploads/thematic%20unit.pdf, it explains...
I am one of those teachers that you describe Mr. Lawler (Sean).
You express exactly my thoughts on this important matter.
I apologize if I am repeating something previously said on this thread. It is becoming difficult to keep up with the daily...
Thank you. I did just that as have others. And I reflected, as did Robert and Grant, on what we learned in the other thread.
To summarize: It appeared that there was no research cited in the book to support teaching thematically, Robert shared...
I don't know that anyone needs to "answer" for the idea of thematic units. However, it does certainly behoove us all to consider any approach we choose (or have chosen for us) for our classrooms. This style of teaching a foreign language certainly...
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