• 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 3.4 Developing Understanding for Vocabulary Teaching

    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.

    Preservice teachers will be able to make decisions about which vocabulary is essential for learning the content: which to teach directly and which to support during learning. 

    Students have learned about MSDLAs and funds of knowledge, selected content standards, developed content and language objectives and begun to design curriculum to meet standards. They are ready to consider how they will select and support the vocabulary development in their MSDLA. 


    1. First, watch the vocabulary video that is linked here. Click on the link. Scroll down to 7.1. Click on it and scroll up to see the video. Take notes on your WIP as you watch about teaching vocabulary.                               

    2. Next, You are going to read the article linked below. As you read, add notes to your WIP. 

    Overview of Academic Vocabulary Research.pdf  download

    Submit 1 new understanding after finishing this assignment. 

    This content is provided to you freely by Equity Press.

    Access it online or download it at https://equitypress.org/content_based_instru/homework_34.