Welcome to TELLSyllabus: Content-Based Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals Session 1: Positioning Myself to Integrate Content and Promote Academic Language Homework 1.1: Beginning with SIOP--Sheltered Instruction & Lesson Preparation Homework 1.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Contextualization)Homework 1.3: Understanding Activity Centers Homework 1.4 Review Developmental Benchmarks Homework 1.5: Guidelines for Presentation on Standards for Effective Pedagogy Homework 1.6 MSDLA Documents Session 2: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual ToolsHomework 2.1: SIOP Charateristics: Building Background and Comprehensible InputHomework 2.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Language & Literacy Development)Homework 2.3 Learning about Funds of KnowledgeHomework 2.4 Inclusive Pedagogy as a Tool VideoHomework 2.5 Creating Content and Language Objectives Session 3: Beginning to Develop an MSDLAHomework 3.1: SIOP Charateristics: Strategies and InteractionHomework 3.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Challenging Activities)Homework 3.3 Looking for Resources For Activity CentersHomework 3.4 Developing Understanding for Vocabulary TeachingSession 4: Strengthening Curriculum by Adjusting For ELsHomework 4.1: SIOP Charateristics: Practice/Application and Lesson DeliveryHomework 4.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Joint Productive Activitiy)Homework 4.3 Learning to Differentiate Accomodations and Modifications Homework 4.4 Attending to VocabularyHomework 4.5 Strategies for Making Text ComprehensibleSession 5: Learning to Develop Text ModificationsHomework 5.1: SIOP Characteristics: Review and Assessment Homework 5.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Instructional Conversation)Homework 5.3 Engaging in Self-Assessment Homework 5.4 Creating Rubrics Session 6: Practicing Developing MSDLAsHomework 6.1: Review Making Text Comprehensible Chapter Notes Homework 6.2: Responding to FeedbackHomework 6.3: Learning the Nomenclature for ELsSession 7: Reviewing Making Text ComprehensibleHomework 7.1 Refine and Complete you MSDLASession 8: Feedback for the MSDLAHomework 8.1: Polishing the Final MSDLASession 9: Presenting Our MSDLAsHomework 9.1: Submit MSDLAHomework 9.2: Reflecting on My LearningHomework 9.3: Schedule a Final InterviewSession 10: Evaluating the Final ProjectAppendix: MSDLA examples

Homework 9.2: Reflecting on My Learning

Sharing My Learning

Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Demonstrate Knowledge of and Use 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.

Articulating their knowledge prepares students to be able to MSDLAs as they implement the principles that guide best practices in regular, day-to-day teaching with ELs. 

Students have been introduced to TELL Tools in prerequisite courses. They will now review their knowledge of three tools used in the current course by participating in MSDLAs, which they will create as the major project of the course. 


1. For this homework assignment, you will complete an individual final reflection on your learning from this semester. The assignment is linked here.

2. To support you in completing the assignment, the rubric for evaluating it is at this link and the graphic and explanation of the reflection model is found here