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Instructional Methods For English Language Learners
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Overview of English Language Learner Education & ELL Proficiency Standards
- Examine historical, philosophical, legal, social, and political issues regarding educational programs for non-English speakers, limited English proficient students, and speakers of non-dominant varieties of English.
- Define English language learner terms.
- Examine state laws governing English language learner requirements.
- Identify language acquisition theoretical principles.
- Describe basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency.
- Examine the format and the alignment of English language learner proficiency standards to state language arts (listening and speaking, reading, and writing) academic standards.
- Integrate English language learner proficiency standards into planning, delivering, and evaluating instruction.
- Demonstrate the integration of English language learner proficiency standards into content areas.
Effect of Culture on Language Use and Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate cultural diversity into lesson plans.
- Evaluate the effect of culture-related factors used in determining educational strategies and interventions.
- Examine the role of culture in student learning and learning environments.
- Research options for students who do not have access to technology in their homes and classrooms.
Data Analysis and Application; Formal and Informal Assessment
- Interpret snapshots of longitudinal data.
- Examine how districts and teachers track student status and progress on the English language learner proficiency standards.
- Integrate diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments for English language learners.
- Identify assessment methods used to evaluate students' learning.
- Adapt assessments according to learner analysis of language and academic needs.
- Interpret assessment results for placement and accommodation for special education and gifted students.
- Apply standardized testing and language proficiency to methods for monitoring student progress.
Learning Experiences; Specially Designed Academic Instruction for English Strategies
- Identify multiple instructional strategies to improve student achievement.
- Apply instructional theory and research to the elements of specially designed academic instruction for English (SDAIE).
- Integrate specially designed academic instruction for English (SDAIE) strategies and instructional guidelines into lesson development.
- Describe developmental and instructional processes in language development.
- Integrate pre- and early-production strategies into learning opportunities.
- Plan instruction based on specially designed academic instruction for English (SDAIE) instructional strategies and appropriate adaptations.
- Review language and vocabulary development approaches in the content areas.
- Analyze the philosophy, design, goals, and characteristics of school-based organizational structures designed to meet the needs of English language learners.
Parent, Home, School Scaffolding
- Identify the sociocultural and sociopolitical influences on English language learnersâlanguage shift, identity issues, and role of culture in learning.
- Summarize the characteristics of cross-cultural, intercultural, and intracultural interactions.
- Examine the effect of bilingualism and home language use.
- Examine parental and community sources for aiding English acquisition.
- Explain the benefits of home and school partnerships.
- Discuss major laws and principles that address student and parent rights pertaining to student placements.
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
- Evaluate a lesson using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol® instrument.
- Demonstrate alignment of English language learner instruction with state Kâ12 academic content standards.
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