Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Supporting the English Language Learner: Put It Into Practice

Put It Into Practice

Designing a Lesson

In this activity, you will watch workshop participants in grade-level groups design a lesson plan that makes a text accessible to English Language Learners.

Dr. Gort gives each group a multicultural literature book that features different ethnic groups and languages in addition to English. Once the lessons are completed, the workshop participants share them with the whole group. Watch the video segment and answer the questions that follow.

As you watch this segment, note the instructional practices used to motivate and build understanding before, during, and after reading experiences. Use the video image to locate where to begin viewing.

Video Segment.

Lesson Plan Design

Dr. Gort.

Find this segment approximately 40 minutes and 50 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 12 1/2 minutes.

After watching the segment, consider these questions:

  • How do the lessons for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade reflect the principles presented in the lecture and in the readings?
  • How are the lessons for each grade similar? How are they different?
  • What did the teachers have to consider when planning the lessons?
  • How did they make the books accessible to English Language Learners?
  • How could the lessons be used with English Language Learners of varying literacy abilities?
  • What might you add or change to the instructional practices in these lessons?

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