Meaningful contextualization is a key EL strategy and occurs when teachers make new concepts or language forms comprehensible by introducing or “contextualizing” them via demonstration, culturally-responsive resources, text, prompts, references, or realia. In addition, teachers create meaningful contextualization by eliciting students’ prior knowledge and by creating connections between new and previously-learned academic concepts. Below is a chart of resources designed to build teacher capacity with regard to creating meaningful contextualization.
|This resource is an introduction to the concept of creating meaningful contextualization within lessons and provides several ideas for how to engage students through contextualization.|
|Meaningful Contextualization Chart of Ideas for English/Social Studies||This chart focues on strategies for creating meaningful contextualization in the English/social studies classrooms, including ideas for how to create connections as well as model prompts for engaging students in the activities.|
|Meaningful Contextualization Chart of Ideas for Math/Science||This chart is the math/science equivalent the chart described above.|
|This resources includes an annotated bibliography of a few sources as well as an additional list of several resources for finding images, accessible to teachers at school.|