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Strategies for Teaching English Language Development - Chapter Summary
Our experienced instructors have developed engaging lessons designed to improve your grasp of various strategies for teaching English language development. Whether you're looking to study how to use WIDA standards, implement content-based ELD in classrooms or scaffold instruction for English language learners, we can help! By studying the lessons, you will be ready to:
- List and discuss the ELL proficiency levels
- Define WIDA standards
- Describe the goals and features of research-based ELD approaches
- Discuss ways to meet the needs of different English learner typologies in ELD programs
- Exhibit knowledge of cognitive academic language proficiency
- Differentiate between explicit and implicit instruction for second-language grammar
- Explain the basics of comprehensible input and output for ELL students
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1. 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 also discussed.
2. What Are WIDA Standards?
WIDA standards are designed to help measure the academic progress of English language learners. Keep reading for more information on these standards and how they are used in the classroom.
3. How to Use the WIDA Standards
What's WIDA? How does it mesh with Common Core and state standards? How do you use it? In this lesson, you will learn the basics of WIDA standards and how to use them to help English Language Learners in the classroom.
4. Research-Based ELD Approaches: Goals, Features & Effectiveness
As a teacher of English Language Development (ELD), you want to be effective so your students can succeed. This lesson gives an overview of some research-based teaching approaches you can apply in the classroom.
5. Implementing Content-Based ELD in Classrooms
Teachers who teach content-based English Language Development (ELD) apply specific strategies to succeed in their planning. This lesson focuses on how to implement content-based ELD in classrooms.
6. Meeting Needs of Different English Learner Typologies in ELD Programs
As a teacher of English learners, you know that not all your students are the same. Some have more advantages than others due to several factors. In this lesson, we discuss some approaches that are considered to be helpful for different types of students.
7. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
In this lesson, you'll learn about cognitive academic language proficiency, how it affects student learning, and what can be done to improve student outcomes. An example is provided and a short quiz follows.
8. 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.
9. Explicit vs. Implicit Instruction for Second-Language Grammar
There are a number of strategies for second-language instruction. Two overarching methods include explicit and implicit instruction, each of which carry different pros and cons.
10. Comprehensible Input for ELL Students
In this lesson, you will learn about using comprehensible input, or how to present information in a way that is easier for ELL students to understand.
11. Comprehensible Output for ELL Students
There are many popular theories about second language acquisition. In this lesson, you'll learn about the comprehensible output hypothesis and research-based strategies to develop ELL students' communication skills.
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Other chapters within the OSAT English as a Second Language (CEOE) (077): Study Guide & Practice course
- Components of Language
- Teaching Components of Language for ELL
- Literacy Development Overview
- Second Language Acquisition Overview
- Factors Impacting Second Language Development
- Nature of Culture & Language
- Cross-Cultural Communication Basics
- The Role of Culture in Language Learning
- Culturally Inclusive Learning Environments
- Promoting Language Acquisition
- Overview of Teaching ELL Students
- Vocabulary Development & Instruction for ELL Students
- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills
- ELL Reading Instruction Strategies
- ELL Instructional Methods for Writing
- Teaching Content-Area Knowledge & Skills to ELL Students
- Technology in ELL Instruction
- Using Assessments for ELL Students
- Assessment Planning for ELL Students
- Conducting & Interpreting ELL Assessments
- ESOL Laws & Rights
- Family & Community Involvement in Culturally Inclusive Education
- Collaboration & Advocacy for ELL
- Professional Development Organizations & Resources for ESOL Teachers