Learning environments conducive to ELL growth is best achieved when the right standards- based materials are selected, resourced, and designed. Participants in this e-course will become knowledgeable about accessing research-based resources, while selecting and adapting standards-based curriculum, materials, and digital resources. Effective reading comprehension combined with teacher modeling, guided practice, independent application, chunking and other approaches will be used across grade and content areas as they apply. Under this umbrella, participants will learn to teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking geared specifically for the needs of ELLs, through effective and differentiated strategy that builds student capacity. 

Course Outcomes:

  • Acquire the skills needed to effectively teach reading comprehension in primary grades for ELLs.
  • Design new strategy that builds student capacity through teacher modeling, guided practice.
  • Use balanced literacy components and leverage them for ELLs.
  • Use reading, writing, listening and speaking strategies to effectively scaffold ELL language learning.
  • Develop working knowledge of intervention strategies focused on effective reading interventions (and writing as they support reading comprehension) for struggling ELLs.
  • Design, differentiate and scaffold materials and curriculum for ELL struggling readers.
  • Move scientific theory into classroom literacy strategy across specific content areas for ELL students.
  • Design, differentiate and scaffold ELL curriculum focused specifically on, and informed by, student progress along a rigorous strategy continuum.

This course is 20 hours