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: Watch the Video

Watch the Video

Classroom Excerpts

In this section, you will relate Dr. Gort's lecture and your readings to teaching practices in classroom excerpts.

Now you will observe teachers working with English Language Learners in three classrooms — two kindergartens and one second-grade. You will see teachers providing instructional support to students in a small, guided reading group, a whole-class lesson, and a one-to-one interaction.

Video Segment.

ELL Classroom Excerpts

Dr. Gort.

Find this segment approximately 16 minutes and 5 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 14 minutes.

After watching the classroom excerpts, consider these questions:

  • What principles from Dr. Gort's lecture did you see in these literacy lessons?
  • How did the teachers acknowledge and support the students' native languages and cultures in these classrooms?
  • What are the benefits of each type of grouping (small, homogeneous group, whole-class, or individual) for the English Language Learners in each of these literacy lessons?
  • What ideas from your readings could support literacy development in these lessons?

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