LA 4.5 Examining Your Texts And Your Strategies in Making them Comprehensible

Making Text Comprehensible for ELs


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: 30 Minutes

Teachers can make adjustments with the texts and readings they use in instruction to allow ELs to thrive in their learning.

Students have read an article on text modification as well as participating in discussions about this topic. Now they will watch a TELL video about types of texts and text modification.


1. Follow these directions to pull up a video on texts from the Literacy Course (This link will take you to the Literacy course video). Scroll down and a list of eight videos will be listed on the left side of the screen. You will click on Session 8. On the right column you will click on Segment 8.1. Now go to the list on the right side under Segment 8.1 and click on the first bullet word--texts. Then scroll up to the picture at the top and start the video.

2. Take notes on the video regarding information about types of texts and listen carefully for text modification suggestions. Write these down.

3. Your group will now discuss the information from the video. Then consider the text(s) and reading(s) you are planning for you MSDLAs and discuss together ideas for making the text more comprehensible for ELs.