Welcome to TELLSyllabus: Developing Second Language Literacy Explanation of the TemplateTotal PointsSession 1: Analyzing My Literacy BackgroundLA 1.1 Understanding My Literacy Background and PracticesLA 1.2 Expanding the Definition of Literacy LA 1.3 Exploring Literacy through TELL ToolsLA 1.4 Assessing for Literacy Development HW 1.1 Implementing and Reflecting on My Literacy PracticesHW 1.2 Investigating Knowledge about Literacy DevelopmentHW 1.3 Revisiting WIDA Performance DefinitionsHW 1.4 Using First Language Acquisition in Current Educational PracticesHW 1.5 Understanding My Final ProjectSession 2: Increasing Awareness of Language, Literacy, and PowerLA 2.1 Discussing Literacy DevelopmentLA 2.2 Connecting Cross-Linguistic Transfer and Literacy LA 2.3 Literacy Profiles LA 2.4 Makoto's Literacy ProfileHW 2.1 Implementing and Reflecting on My Literacy PracticesHW 2.2 Designing a Literacy-Focused ClassroomHW 2.3 Final Project Work for Unit RevisionHW 2.4 More and Less Proficient ELL Student's Literacy ProfilesHW 2.5 Integrating Ideas from Jim Cummins and Attention to Literacy Session 3: Designing a Literacy-Focused ClassroomLA 3.1 Reviewing Final Project and Literacy ProfileLA 3.2 Evaluating Literacy Richness and Standards for Effective PedagogyLA 3.3 Examining Literacy Guidelines LA 3.4 Planning Lessons that Build Learners' LiteracyHW 3.1 Implementing and Reflecting on My Literacy PracticesHW 3.2 Unit Goals for ELLs' Literacy ProfilesHW 3.3 Final Project Work for Unit RevisionHW 3.4 Using Video Segment 7.1 to Learn about VocabularyHW 3.5 Reading a Dense Text Using a Double Entry JournalHW 3.6 Bring a Text for Your Unit PlanSession 4: Building Knowledge of Academic LanguageLA 4.1 Characteristics of Academic LanguageLA 4.2 Effectively Teaching Academic Vocabulary and LanguageLA 4.3 Selecting Academic Vocabulary and Language to Teach LA 4.4 Planning to Teach Vocabulary HW 4.1 Implementing and Reflecting on My Literacy PracticesHW 4.2 Planning for Teaching Vocabulary in my UnitHW 4.3 Gathering Resources for Revising a Unit PlanHW 4.4 Learning about Comprehension and the Role of Text Structure HW 4.5 Identifying Readings in My Unit Plan HW 4.6 Deepening Understanding of Literacy Guidelines for ELsSession 5: Assisting Students in Understanding and Constructing TextsLA 5.1 Accumulating Knowledge for Promoting Literacy Development LA 5.2: Center 1: (Teacher Center) Utilizing the Literacy Guidelines for ELs LA 5.3 Center 2: Building on and Developing Oral Language LA 5.4: Center 3: Text Structures and Text Features in Literacy Instructon LA 5.5 Center 4: Modeling Good Reading StrategiesLA 5.6: Center 5: Selecting a Text with PurposeLA 5.7 Consolidating Knowledge for Supporting EL LiteracyHW 5.1 Implementing and Reflecting on My Practice HW 5.2 Planning for Teaching Reading in My UnitHW 5.3 Writing Instruction GuidelinesHW 5.4 Examining Process WritingHW 5.5 Writing Instruction for ELLs (Wright)HW 5.6 Identifying Writings for My Unit PlanSession 6: Intentionally Teaching Writing in Content Area InstructionLA 6.1 Teaching Effective Writing PracticesLA 6.2 Connecting Reading to WritingLA 6.3 Creating Authentic Writing OpportunitiesLA 6.4 Process Writing and Writer's WorkshopLA 6.5 Partner Debrief: Consolidating Knowledge of ELL Writing InstructionHW 6.1 Implementing and Reflecting on My Literacy Practice HW 6.2 Planning for Teaching Writing in My UnitHW 6.3 Creating Equity in Literacy Teaching PracticesSession 7: Critiquing, Reviewing, Editing, Revising My Unit PlanLA 7.1 Center 1 (Teacher Center): Aligning Objective and Assessments LA 7.2 Center 2: Responding to ELs Language and Literacy Development through Input and InteractionLA 7.3 Center 3: Building Academic Language and Literacy LA 7.4 Center 4: Attending to Writing InstructionLA 7.5 Center 5: Attending to Equity through the Standards for Effective PedagogyLA 7.6 Preparing My Explanatory Document and Revising My Final ProjectHW 7.1 Implementing and Reflecting on my Literacy PracticeHW 7.2 Completing the Final ProjectHW 7.3 Reviewing What I Know about Teaching to Improve Session 8: Sharing My Learning LA 8.1 Presenting My Knowledge of the Literacy Guidelines for ELs LA 8.2 Sharing an Exemplar of Designing Lessons to Promote ELs' Literacy DevelopmentLA 8.3 Making a Commitment to My Best-Loved Self as Teacher

HW 1.1 Implementing and Reflecting on My Literacy Practices


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Demonstrate how culture affects language development and academic achievement.

Assessment: 50 pts.

Due: Session 2

Teachers can reflect on the learning activities in the session and explore ways to integrate the modeled strategies and content into their own pedagogy.

Teachers have participated in the first session of the ESL endorsement. They are now ready to reflect on the activities of the session and find ways to incorporate them into their own teaching.


  1. At the end of each session the facilitator will assign the participants to write in their journal addressing several questions. The journal will be turned in on the final session for the facilitator to review. The journal may also be used during group discussions on the following week.Bring your journal with you to class each week as youmay be asked to refer to them during group discussions.
  2. Each week, you are asked to incorporate something from your learning that week into your practice and then reflect on how it went.For this first week, consider something you incorporated into your practice from the assessment class you took prior to this course. Answer the following questions:
    • Think of the action you took. Describe it.
    • What event either before, during, or after your action sticks in your mind? Write the details.
    • What did you learn, unlearn, and relearn from this experience?
    • What are the next steps you will take in your practice?