ESOL Essentials for Content Area Teachers, Grades K-12 – No. ELL-ED-147-2

Category II

This course will take participants into deep realms of content area reading and writing to include literary and non-fiction across multiple genres, reading comprehension, critical literacy, questioning strategies, and leveling of resources to differentiate for standards and second language learners’ needs. Participants will learn about,Screen%20Shot%202015-02-22%20at%2011.22. become familiar and practice with the resources that determine text complexity and level libraries. Participants will learn to use running records and anecdotal data to analyze, evaluate, and plan for student needs. With a focus on grade level writing differentiated for ELLs, participants will cull the FSS writing and language standards for applicability to content-specific reading and writing in ELL instruction. In doing so, participants will level strategy and expectation with assignments as they align with state and national standards. Assignments will include developing performance tasks and comprehensive lessons, unit planning and preparation and rigorous participation in discussion forums. Participants will learn to strategically scaffold in order to close grade-level achievement gaps while meeting the expectations for ELLs within the Florida State Standards.

Course Objectives:

  • Apply new strategies to teaching ELLs while facilitating grade-level standards-based language standards in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Understand how to assess students using standards-based formative and summative assessments while using assessment data to close achievement gaps among ELLs.
  • Select methods to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for a variety of academic and social purposes.
  • Apply standards-based instruction through design and implementation to develop the skills ELLs need for academic success.
  • Resource and apply tools that determine text complexity.
  • Use and plan with with resources that support content area reading and writing specific to ELLs.
  • Understand genre and CCSS expectations as they apply to reading and writing specific to ELLs.
  • Learn and apply research-based strategies to plan, differentiate, and scaffold reading and writing tasks for ELLs.