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Standards-Based Learning for MA ELL Students - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find lessons on standards-based learning for Massachusetts English language learner students. Lesson topics include how Common Core standards affect ELL students and Massachusetts science, math, social science and English language arts curriculum frameworks. This chapter is designed to help you achieve the following:
- Outline the ELL proficiency levels
- Discuss classroom accommodations for ELL students
- Explain scaffolding instruction for English language learners
- Define the chunking method
- Support student learning using various instructional resources
- Use activities to check for understanding
We've designed this chapter to allow you easy access to study resources on your mobile device or computer, 24 hours a day. Along with each lesson, you'll find a handy quiz that can assess whether you've understood the material. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of our instructors for help.
1. Common Core Standards & ESL
How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) affect students in English as Second Language (ESL) classrooms? This lesson answers this question and overviews programs and supports for ESL teachers to help their ESL students meet the CCSS.
2. MA Curriculum Framework in Science: Standards & Content Overview
In this lesson we'll be tackling the complicated document of the MA curriculum frameworks in science. We'll break down the major concepts and skills by grade level to give you an overview of the content.
3. What Are the ELL Proficiency Levels?
This lesson describes the standard ELL proficiency levels and provides examples for each level. Additionally, the American State system and various internationally-recognized systems are discussed.
4. Classroom Accommodations for ELL Students
In this lesson, you will learn various techniques for selecting appropriate instructional and testing accommodations for English Language Learners in the content-area classroom.
5. Scaffolding Teaching Strategies
Teachers sometimes use a method of instruction called 'instructional scaffolding.' Learn more about this and how it is used. Examine the different components of instructional scaffolding.
6. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners
There has been an increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to become successful in the classroom. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
7. Chunking Method: Definition & Examples
Following completion of this lesson, you will be able to define the term chunking in the context of short-term memory. After reading this lesson, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
8. Using Instructional Resources to Support Student Learning
In this lesson, you'll learn how teaching assistants can use instructional tools, like multimedia, libraries, dictionaries, and manipulatives to improve student learning. We'll give examples of how to use these tools in reading, writing, and math curriculum.
9. Check for Understanding: Strategies and Activities
This lesson will highlight ways in which teachers can make sure students are understanding what is being taught. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge.
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Other chapters within the MTEL Sheltered English Immersion: Practice & Study Guide course
- Federal & MA State Legislation for ELL Instruction
- Teaching Diverse English Language Learner Populations
- Culturally Inclusive Teaching in ELL Classrooms
- Family & Community Involvement in Culturally Inclusive Education
- Linguistics & Language Acquisition
- Second Language Acquisition in ELL Classrooms
- Encouraging Listening & Speaking Skills Development in ELL Classrooms
- Sheltering Content for ELL Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Teaching Academic Language
- Teaching Basic Reading Skills to English Language Learners
- Teaching Reading Comprehension Skills to ELL Students
- Teaching Writing Skills to ELL Students
- World-Class Instructional Design & Assessment
- ELL Assessment in Massachusetts