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Planning and Preparation


Planning and preparation is what we do before we enter the classroom. This part of B-SLIM includes knowing what resources can be used and where they can be found as well as how to adapt and develop resources to fit what is being taught. During this stage, scaffolding is also an important consideration for planning activities and materials. Pacing should be considered including the cognitive capacity of the learners. When selecting and developing activities, teachers also need to think about the diverse learning styles, multiple intelligences and backgrounds of their learners.


After discussing the questions above, watch the video with Dr. B to learn more about how Planning and Preparation fit into B-SLIM. (4:38)

Links to:

Student Engagement & Motivation

Background Knowledge & Assessing Needs of Students

Cognitive Capacity/Load

Materials & Resources

Buying Resources for the SL classroom


Target Language use

Multiple Intelligences

Bloom's Taxonomy

Planning for Scaffolding

Miller's Magical Number

Sequencing & Pacing



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