LinguaFolio® Training Resources
Training modules to show how to implement LinguaFolio®
4.6 Activity 3: Identifying Can-Do Elements
Criteria for developing effective can-do statements
Can-do statements should contain the following elements:
- A content function is a noun or noun phrase that describes the theme of the checklist.
- Language functions includes listening, reading, speaking, or writing. A can-do statement may focus on one or more of these skills.
- A measurable performance indicator is the action verb in a can-do statement.
- A quantifier can be either a number or a phrase that defines how much information is needed to meet the stated goal.
Topic: My House
The following can-do statements are both language- and content-specific. It can be used to complement a particular daily activity or lesson.
Can-do Statement self-assessment: I can do this easily — I can do this with help
I can identify five rooms in a house.
I can answer four questions about my room.
I can create a chore list for my family members.
I can write a five-sentence description of my house for a realtor.
Using the example above, identify the elements of the can-do statements.
1. Content function
2. Language function
3. Measurable performance indicators or actions verbs