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  • LA 2.8 Text and Vocabulary Issues in MSDLAs--Center 5

    Reading about Text Modifications


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Employ a variety of strategies, materials and resources in standards-based ESL and content instruction.

    Assessment: 25 pts.

    TA: 15 Minutes

    Teachers will be able to design, create, and enact activity centers for their students. 

    Students have participated in MSDLA centers in other courses in the endorsement and have read about designing activity centers. These centers will deepen their knowledge.


    1. Divide the subsections of the article on Text Modification by Mary Rice. Share the ideas in your subsection with the group.
    2. Identify texts you are interested in using--consider digital and media sources.  Jot ideas about adjusting them to better serve the learning needs of your students. 
    3. If there is time, consult with each other using the ideas from the Mary Rice text to identify which would work best with your resources.

    This content is provided to you freely by Equity Press.

    Access it online or download it at https://equitypress.org/language_integration/la_11TpyvHTRs.