English Language Learners

Sentence Deconstruction in 4th Grade

Mrs. Garegnani teaches her 4th grade students about deconstructing sentences and about “nominalization” by looking closely at science information texts.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Scaffolded Language Analysis 3rd Grade

In this video, Ms. Garegnani supports her grade 3 students to analyze the complex texts they’re reading for specific linguistic features.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Academic Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten

Watch Ms. Sovitsky as she uses a variety of strategies to support her students to learn a new general academic vocabulary word from a rich literary text she’s just read aloud.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Repeated Interactive Read-Aloud in Kindergarten

In this video, Ms. Sovitsky engages her kindergarten students in thinking, listening, and speaking during an interactive read-aloud with a rich literary text.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Elements of Effective Feedback

This slide summarizes five characteristics of effective student feedback, as explained by Grant Wiggins in Educative Assessment: Designing Assessments to Inform and Improve Student Performance.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Universal Design for Learning

This short video provides an overview of UDL and its prominent role in ensuring that all students have access to content instruction.

FEATURING: Kevin Schaefer, WestEd

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

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Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

These guidelines articulate the Universal Design for Learning framework and can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to meet the needs of all learners from the start by reducing barriers and optimizing levels of challenge and support.

SOURCE: Center for Applied Special Technology

Teaching a Third-Grade Vocabulary Unit

Hear third-grade teacher Susan Barbieri discuss how she teaches seven new words over a week and modifies instruction for EL students using activities such as photo cards, physical motion, graphic organizers, and assessments.

 

FEATURING: Warfield Elementary (FL)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

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