• Content-Based Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals
  • Welcome to TELL
  • Syllabus: Content-Based Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals
  • Session 1: Positioning Myself to Integrate Content and Promote Academic Language
  • Session 2: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual Tools
  • Session 3: Beginning to Develop an MSDLA
  • Session 4: Strengthening Curriculum by Adjusting For ELs
  • Session 5: Learning to Develop Text Modifications
  • Session 6: Practicing Developing MSDLAs
  • Session 7: Reviewing Making Text Comprehensible
  • Session 8: Feedback for the MSDLA
  • Session 9: Presenting Our MSDLAs
  • Session 10: Evaluating the Final Project
  • Appendix: MSDLA examples
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  • Homework 1.4 Review Developmental Benchmarks

    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Utah English Language Proficiency Standards  in selection of programs,practices and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing ESL and content instruction, including classroom, organization,teaching strategies for development and integrating language skills, and choosing and adapting classroom resources

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Learning about developmental benchmarks of elementary and secondary aged students will enable teacher candidates to design centers that are responsive to children's levels of development. 

    Students have learned about child and adolescent development as part of teacher preparation. They will review developmental benchmarks to guide them in designing the activity centers. 


    1. Remember when you are building your MSDLA it is for youth of a particular age. As they grow they will develop new cognitive, social, and linguistic skills and as you build your MSDLAs you should be aware of their developmental levels.
    2. To Learn about developmental benchmarks for preschool and elementary children or for secondary students based on the MSDLA age group we are working with we have identified websites that will give you information about the developmental bencmarks.
    3. Take notes about what you read that is relevant to the centers you are creating and the age group of the students you are building your MSDLA for. Add your notes to your WIP document. 
    4. Link to this website for preschool through first grade:  https://edtechbooks.org/-CMaX 
    5. Use this site for information about 6-8 year olds: https://edtechbooks.org/-SVvv 
    6. Use this site for 9-11 year olds: https://edtechbooks.org/-nDFR
    7. These two links provide information about 12 to 17 year olds: https://edtechbooks.org/-RdL  https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/adolescence2.html
    8. On Learning Suite: Submit 1-2 sentences about what you learned from these resources. 

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    Access it online or download it at https://equitypress.org/content_based_instru/homework_13y.