Describe some ways we can infuse critical thinking into our daily lessons while still developing language skills.
Describe different SEI strategies and the conditions under which they are best utilized. (InTASC 8k, 8l; TESOL 3.a)
Describe how different SEI strategies could be used to teach specific content. (InTASC 8l, 8o; TESOL 3.a)
Textbook1. Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts
Read Chapter 3 in Bilingual and ESL Classrooms: Teaching in Multicultural Contexts.
Electronic Resource1. What is ELD?
Read “What is ELD?” from the ELD Strategies website.
2. Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs
Read “Seven Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers of ELLs,” by Haynes, from the ELD Strategies website.
3. Nine Essential Instructional Strategies
Read “Nine Essential Instructional Strategies,” from Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock, located on the Connecticut State Department of Education website.
4. Super SEI Strategies
Read “Super SEI Strategies,” from the High Powered Strategies webpage of the hisep.blogspot.com website.
5. Five Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
Read “Five Principles of Language Learning and Teaching,” by Boyd and Numrich, from the Pearson Longman English Language Teaching Newletter (2008)
Additional Material1. Virtual Classroom
Visit the “Virtual Classroom” to assist in the completion of the “Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom” assignment.
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2. Adapted Lesson Plan Worksheet
Use the “Adapted Lesson Plan Worksheet” to complete the “Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom” assignment in this topic.
Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom
Review the ESL “Virtual Classroom.” Explore the learning environment and observe the lesson. Complete the “Adapted Lesson Plan Worksheet” based on what you observed in the lesson in the virtual classroom.
This assignment counts toward 2 hours of your practicum/field experience. Include this on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Choose five SEI strategies from your required readings. Create a chart or organized list of these strategies with examples of how you would apply each strategy to three content areas of your choice.
APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Topic 4 Discussion Question 1 word count 200
Your text discusses many variations of teaching and what classrooms can look like. One challenge teachers can face when working with ELL students is getting them to higher levels of thinking and implementing critical thinking activities. Describe some ways we can infuse critical thinking into our daily lessons while still developing language skills.
Topic 4 Discussion Question 2 word count 200
After reading the article, “Five Principles of Language Learning and Teaching,” which principle do you think will be the most challenging for you and why?
Adapted Lesson Plan Worksheet
Students’ ELP Level:
Teaching Strategies Used in the Lesson