This course will take participants into deep realms of content area reading and writing to include literary and non-fiction across multiple genres, reading comprehension, critical literacy, questioning strategies, and leveling of resources to differentiate for standards and second language learners’ needs. Participants will learn about, become familiar and practice with the resources that determine text complexity and level libraries. Participants will learn to use running records and anecdotal data to analyze, evaluate, and plan for student needs. With a focus on grade level writing differentiated for ELLs, participants will cull the CCSS writing and language standards for applicability to content-specific reading and writing in ELL instruction. In doing so, participants will level strategy and expectation with assignments as they align with state and national standards. Assignments will include developing performance tasks and comprehensive lessons, unit planning and preparation and rigorous participation in discussion forums. Participants will learn to strategically scaffold in order to close grade-level achievement gaps while meeting the expectations for ELLs within the Common Core State Standards.

This course is 60 hours