Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Description

This course will provide understanding and pedagogy of how English Language Learners (ELL) require comprehensible content in the classroom setting. Through the researched based SIOP model, this course seeks to improve teaching instruction to ELL’s through integration. By exploring effective teaching strategies and supportive practices in the classroom, the new or veteran teacher will improve method delivery strategies. With recent Common Core standards and the steady increase of ELL’s in the academic setting, teachers find themselves under-prepared. Expansion of second-language-acquisition pedagogy is crucial to the next generation of educators.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will have a working knowledge of SIOP model features and provided frameworks.

2. Educators will analyze the underlining challenges ELL’s face upon entering the academic setting.

3. Educators will be able to demonstrate differentiation to meet a diverse student population and their needs. English Language Learners and Special Education needs will be addressed for best scaffolding practices. Strategies to assess the difference between a struggling student due to language vs disability will be clearly defined.

4. Educators will explain a clear understanding of which assessment best promotes student advancement.

5. Teachers will write chapter outline reviews, develop an application essay, create a lesson project activity and observe a case study. Educators will utilize the course content as it applies to classroom instruction and learning environments.

Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners


3 Credits

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