Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners by Adrienne Harrell. (2008) New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 313 pages

Course Description

This course will present 50 research-based strategies that help teachers convey content material while simultaneously giving their students English-language skills. Step-by-step instructions and concrete examples will help teachers quickly and easily use the strategies in any K-12 classroom and subject area. New strategies and suggestions for assessments are also incorporated throughout the book. Educators will view the enclosed DVD to apply researched-based instructional strategies and concepts for increasing English proficiency.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn about enhancing instruction through planning and visual scaffolding for language support and connecting communication to the real world.

2. Participants will learn how to create language-focused lessons, including read aloud techniques, to support ELL vocabulary building.

3. Educators will be exposed to academic language scaffolding and creating frameworks for language acquisition in skill level groupings while supporting individualized instructional needs.

4. Participants will be presented with dictoglos, GIST, and syntax surgery for manipulating English grammar.

5. Educators will view the DVD 50 Instructional Strategies and complete activities to improve teaching techniques for ELL classrooms.

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

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3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Enhancing Instruction Through Planning
2. Visual Scaffolding: Support
3. Connecting LA to the Real World
4. Interactive Read-Aloud Strategies
5. Advanced Organizers for Instruction
6. Building Vocabulary
7. Language Focused Lessons to Support ELL
8. Academic Language Scaffolding
9. Creating Frameworks for Language Success
10. Skill Grouping Instruction
11. III Student Involvement
12. Bilingual Books and Labels.
13. Integrated Curriculum Projects
14. Sorting Activities
15. Collaborative Reading
16. Language Experience Approach
17. Attribute Charting and Organizing

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book,Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners by Adrienne Harrell. to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book Readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. DVD Movie Review
4. Project or Activity
5. Final Application Essay

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

$395

3 Credits

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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