Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Supporting the English Language Learner: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


In this section, you will watch the workshop participants discuss the classroom excerpts.

Following the classroom excerpts, the workshop participants discuss the lessons. Compare your ideas with theirs.

Video Segment.


Workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 30 minutes after the begining of the video. Watch for about 11 minutes.

After watching the workshop participants' discussion, consider these questions:

  • How do the ideas generated in the workshop participants' discussion compare with yours?
  • Several workshop participants discuss how the needs of English Language Learners are similar to those of emergent or beginning readers. Do you agree?
  • How are the needs of English-speaking beginning readers similar to those of English Language Learners? How are they different?
  • Which strategies in the classroom excerpts were useful for all children learning to read? Which strategies or teaching practices were beneficial to the specific needs of English Language Learners?
  • The workshop participants discussed the explicit instruction apparent in the classroom excerpts. Why is explicit instruction critical for English Language Learners?

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