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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Supporting the English Language Learner: Before You Watch

Before You Watch

Session Preparation

Materials Needed.

Classroom trade book or literature book

Throughout the session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.

To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read two articles on effective reading instruction for English Language Learners, and review important terms.


What do you already know?

Print and complete the Supporting the English Language Learner Chart (PDF).


Save your Supporting the English Language Learner Chart to revise at the end of the session.


Read these articles:

Reading Instruction for ELL Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Peregoy, S. F., and O. F. Boyle. "Reading and Literature Instruction for English Language Learners." Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for K-12 Teachers, 267-288. New York, N.Y.: Longman, 2001.

Scaffolding Reading Experiences Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Graves, M. F., and J. Fitzgerald. "Scaffolding Reading Experiences for Multilingual Classrooms." In Garcia, G. G., ed. English Learners: Reaching the Highest Level of English Literacy, 96-124. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 2003. www.reading.org


Review these important terms:


Revise your chart:

Return to your Supporting the English Language Learner Chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on the readings and review of important terms.


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