Effective teachers do more than just go through the motions of writing their lesson content and language objectives on the board. Getting the students involved in thinking about the objectives is important. How would you get students involved in learning the lesson content and language objectives? Provide at least two ideas. Discussion 2 With any type of new learning, students need practice and application of newly acquired skills to ensure mastery of content concepts. Describe a hands-on activity and identify materials, including manipulatives that would enable students to forge connections between abstract concepts and concrete concepts in a less language-dependent way.