• 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 5.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Instructional Conversation)

    Virtual Observation of a Teacher through a VideoEthnography Study

    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. 

    Through watching media cases that focus on a particulat Standard for Effective Pedagogy, participants will be ready to enact best practices as they begin teaching.

    Students have learned about cultural differences, laws and policy, and literacy development. They are now ready to observe teachers in practice and identify how they respond to ELs.


    1. For this week you will observe the Instructional Conversation (IC) study. We have linked two documents for each media case. The first link is to eh outline of the case and the other is a worksheet to record your observation notes.

    2. Begin watching by clicking on the Instructional Conversation (IC) study on the second prompt. Record your observations on the worksheet.

    3. Then listen to each of the perspectives that are listed at the top of the screen. Make comments about what you learned from the perspectives in third column on the worksheet.

    4. At the bottom, after watching all the clips and reading all the perspectives list three Aha's (insights) you reached from engaging with the media case. 

    This content is provided to you freely by Equity Press.

    Access it online or download it at https://equitypress.org/content_based_instru/homework_52.