Ch 5: Foundations of English Language Literacy

About This Chapter

Our chapter on the foundations of English language literacy provides a great study resource to help you prepare for a big exam. In these video and text lessons, you'll find the English language literacy information you'll need to know presented in a user-friendly and engaging way.

Foundations of English Language Literacy - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been created by our expert instructors to explain the foundations of English language literacy. As part of your study of these lessons, you'll review the ways oral language impacts reading development, English language literacy development and instructional issues that relate to long-term English learners. You should be ready to do the following after you've finished with this chapter:

  • Outline personal factors that can affect English language literacy development
  • Help English language learners develop reading and writing proficiency
  • Discuss the language experience approach to literacy
  • Describe activities for pre-reading, reading and post-reading
  • Give examples of the different types of graphic organizers
  • Teach writing to ELL students
  • Utilize differentiated and scaffolding instruction with English language learners

We've made it easy to study these learning materials by making them self paced and accessible 24 hours a day on your computer or mobile device. Along with each lesson, you'll find a short, multiple-choice quiz to help you focus your studying. Use the Dashboard to submit any questions that come up as you work through the chapter to one of our instructors.

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Foundations of English Language Literacy
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The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

1. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Pedagogical Practices & English Language Literacy Development

2. Pedagogical Practices & English Language Literacy Development

English language literacy development is an important aspect of any literacy program. This lesson discusses pedagogical practices affecting English language literacy development across the curriculum.

Instructional Issues Relating to Long-Term English Learners

3. Instructional Issues Relating to Long-Term English Learners

Teachers of long-term English learners face a variety of instructional challenges and opportunities. This lesson highlights some of these issues and discusses how teachers can be effective in delivering quality instruction to long-term English learners.

Personal Factors Affecting English Language Literacy Development

4. Personal Factors Affecting English Language Literacy Development

In this lesson for English language teachers, we discuss some of the personal factors affecting proficiency for students that are English Language Learners or ELL students.

Developing Reading & Writing Proficiency in English Learners

5. Developing Reading & Writing Proficiency in English Learners

The successful development of reading and writing skills is essential for English learners. This lesson provides teacher with effective approaches and scaffolding strategies designed to increase the reading and writing proficiency of English learners.

Language Experience Approach to Literacy

6. Language Experience Approach to Literacy

How can teachers make children interested in learning to read and write? And, how can they use the students' own experiences to help scaffold learning? Watch this lesson to find out about the language experience approach to literacy.

Pre-Reading, Reading & Post-Reading Activities

7. Pre-Reading, Reading & Post-Reading Activities

For your students to get the most out of their work, you shouldn't just throw a book at them. Instead, carefully constructed pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities allow you to check for understanding and help increase interest.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

8. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.

Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

9. Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

When you think of teaching writing to English language learners, do you draw a blank on how to support the process? This lesson gives you practical tips and ideas for activities to use in the classroom.

Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

10. Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn strategies for differentiating your instruction for English Language Learners in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

11. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom is on the rise, and teachers must have strategies for teaching these students. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to help them become successful in the classroom.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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