classroom activities

Color-coding to develop meta-linguistic awareness in the classroom

Color-coding to develop meta-linguistic awareness in the classroom

In genre-based approaches to language learning, one of the key goals is to teach students not only what texts mean, but how they mean, so students can use (or resist) these conventions when they express themselves. While the goal of understanding WHAT a text means is fairly straightforwards for students and instructors, I find that the goal of understanding HOW a text means is more complicated.