The term cognitive-code refers to any conscious attempt made to
material around a grammatical syllabus while allowing for meaningful
and use of language. Subskills in listening ,speaking, reading, and
as sound discrimination, pronunciation of specific elements,
between letters that are similar in appearance and so on are learned
student participates in real communication activities. Lessons are
structured using a deductive process, and often practicing the `rule
of the day,’
Although research advises second language acquisition precede second
language learning, cognitive-code approach emphasizes content over
Phonemes are learned before words, words before phrases and
simple sentences before complicated ones.
A Mini-Lesson Using Cognitive-code Approach: Grade 2.
OBJECTIVE: To learn the "rule of the day" using deductive
method. Introduce words beginning with short and long vowel sound
PK: Students know short and long vowels sounds of a and e.
TEACH: using picture-cards with the letter "i" on the back.
DEDUCE: iguana, ice, igloo, ice-cream, ink, ivy,insect, idea begin
with the letter i
ACTIVITY: draw pictures for the above words. Make a collage. Play
Although cognitive-code approach devotes "a great deal of time
related but often unmotivated (contextually unjustified)
discourse," a teacher can
make learning more interesting and fun as mentioned above for K-3.