CoverWelcome to TELLSyllabus: Understanding Language Acquisition Explanation of the Template:Total Points SheetSession 1: Language and IdentityLA 1.1: Did You Know?LA 1.2: My Language ExperienceLA 1.3: Whose Language Is Correct?LA 1.4: Accents and Dialects - What Do You Hear?AVG 1.1: Membership in a Speech Community SegmentLA 1.5: Questions We Have HW 1.1: Reflect and ImplementHW 1.2: Honoring Language DifferenceHW 1.3: Everyday Ethical DecisionsHW 1.4: Read the Wright Book, Ch. 1HW 1.5: Select a Student to StudyHW 1.6: The Harvard Dialect SurveySession 2: Who are Our ELLs? Defining Needs and StrengthsLA 2.1: Cummins Review and DiscussLA 2.2: Who Are Our ELLsLA 2.3: Getting to Know a Second Language LearnerLA 2.4: Providing Evidence / Collective ExpertiseLA 2.5: Makoto's Writing AnalysisHW 2.1: Reflect and ImplementHW 2.2: Models and Systems - Part 1HW 2.3 Read the Definitions of Program Models HW 2.4 Models and SystemsHW 2.5 Factors and NeedsHW 2.6 Learning about L2 LearnersSession 3: Current Realities: ESL Programs and PracticesLA 3.1Jigsaw Wright ReadingLA 3.2 Programs and Practices in My Local Setting LA 3.3 Content Area Literacy in SLA LA 3.4 Supports and Constraints for MakotoLA 3.5 Communication, Pattern, & Variability HW 3.1 Applying My Learning HW 3.2 Learning about Input HW 3.3 Input: Teacher Work HW 3.4 Knowing My Second Language Learner HW 3.5 Input: Teacher WorkSession 4: Creating Comprehensible InputLA 4.1 Critical Research on Input: Jigsaw Reading LA 4.2 Feedback About Knowing my Second Language LearnerLA 4.3 Comprehensible InputLA 4.4 Modifying Oral Input LA 4.5 Input and Vocabulary Development HW 4.1 Applying My Learning HW 4.2 Understanding InteractionHW 4.3 Promoting Oral Language in the ClassroomHW 4.4 Search and Final HW 4.5 Classroom Observation and AnalysisSession 5: The Role of InteractionLA 5.1 Feedback About Knowing My EL StudentLA 5.2 Role of Interaction in English Language DevelopmentLA 5.3 Negotiating Meaning Through Interaction: Gallery WalkLA 5.4 Classroom Parables of Cultural Interaction PatternsLA 5.5 Strategy Search ReportHW 5.1 Learning a New LanguageHW 5.2 Learning From Student Writing Session 6: Stages of Development and Errors and FeedbackLA 6.1 Video Segment 7.1 on Stages of Development: PatternLA 6.2 Charting Treasure: Mapping Stages of DevelopmentLA 6.3 Patterns: Errors and FeedbackLA 6.4 Error Analysis of Student WritingLA 6.5 Table Problems HW 6.1 ReflectionHW 6.2 Analysis of Student Work HW 6.3 What does it Mean to Know a Language HW 6.4 Variability in Learning a LanguageSession 7: Proficiencies and PerformancesLA 7.1 Discussing VariabilityLA 7.2 Readings about VariabilityLA 7.3 Variability Matrix LA 7.4 Getting to Know English Language Learners LA 7.5 Understanding the Final DisplayHW 7.1 ReflectionHW 7.2 Final Project Session 8: Displays of Professional DevelopmentAVG 8.1 Classroom Strategies: Action as Advocacy LA 8.1 Examining Displays of Professional DevelopmentLA 8.2 Discussing My Learning

LA 2.2: Who Are Our ELLs

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Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Teachers have knowledge and skills to construct learning environments that support development of English language proficiency: Literacy, academic, and cognitive development.

Assessment: 25 pts.

TA: 40 Minutes

Teachers will expand their understanding of who might be considered ELLs and what the differing needs of ELLs might be. They can apply this learning to their daily work with English learners.

Teachers have read a chapter about ELLs and are prepared to consider what they know about ELL learners. They will play a game to learn more about English learners.

Instructions

  1. You will play a game introduced by the facilitator.
  2. As led by the facilitator, discuss the following questions in partners. Then be prepared the share your thoughts with the class.
    1. Who are English language learners?
    2. How do labels help or prevent you from supporting your students?
    3. How diverse is the English Language Learner population in your school and the state?
    4. How does the cultural and linguistic background influence students’ success in your classroom and school?
    5. How can viewing students through their assets (e.g. their background, schema, experience, native language, etc.) rather than their deficits (e.g. limited formal education, English language proficiency, etc.) impact your work as a teacher of English language learners (ELLs)?
    6. How can you respond to ELLs in ways that capitalize on their experiences, language, and cultural background?
    7. What differences does it make to your teaching when you understand who your ELLs are?

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