Understanding language registers as a means to more effective communication. Author: Cheryl Carter

This lesson plan identifies different registers of language (code-switching) in order to teach effective communication skills. This lesson delves into code-switching and registers of language to teach students the appropriate language for various contexts. This lesson may be helpful in teaching code-switching and providing students opportunities to explore various registers of language; it can be used as an initial lesson on language or as a supplemental activity.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.2.5
Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.
CLE 3002.2.5
Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.
 
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Learning objectives: 
  • Learners will have a clear understanding of registers of language, will be able to distinguish between different registers, and will be able to utilize these registers for more effective communication.

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

Helpful Hints

Materials and Resources: 

  • Book: A framework for understanding and working with students and adults from poverty (Copyright, 1995, Ruby K. Payne, RFT Publishing)

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