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English Language Learners (ELL) in the Mainstream

Part Four: Let's Put it All Together

Assignment Four

Develop a lesson plan in your own discipline [or for elementary teachers, in one of the disciplines you teach] that meets the criteria for sheltered instruction (see rubric). This lesson should incorporate the following components:

  • Clearly defined content objectives.
  • Clearly defined language objectives. [What characteristics of language development will you incorporate in your lesson? Use of comparative words, creating question structures, using sequential words to retell information, etc.]
  • Vocabulary to be taught and learned.
  • Supplementary materials to be used to enhance [visual, auditory tactile etc] the lesson for ELLs.
  • Learning strategies modeled by the teacher and taught to the students. [This can be one of the strategies described in Part Four or a strategy you have used successfully in your own classroom, such as previewing, predicting, skimming, learning an acronym, etc.]
  • Show how you have modified learning materials and teacher language to enhance learning for ELLs.
  • Incorporate an assessment with differentiated questions or types of response for the ELLs in your classroom.