TSL 5085

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments is intended to provide you with information about what pieces of evidence you may include in your TESOL-in-Progress notebook. It thus concentrates on the ESOL component of the activity or assignment, and may not reflect all portions of each class assignment or activity. Carefully read through the entire assignment description in your syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements for this course.

Selecting and Presenting Strategies for Teaching ELLs

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16
Activity ObjectiveTo clearly and accurately describe elements of four different strategies for teaching English Language Learners, and to demonstrate these concepts to classmates.
Activity Description 1. Students will select 4 strategies from the Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners book, and prepare one descriptive handout for each of the 4 strategies selected. The handout will include a rationale for why the strategy is appropriate for ELLs, at which level, and for what purpose. 2. Students will then present strategies to class and give a 10 minute demonstration for one of the strategies selected using visual aids.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)N/A
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

Modify Lesson Plan for ELLs at Different Levels of Proficiency

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)16
Activity ObjectiveTo analyze verbal and non-verbal communication in receptive, expressive, and receptive + expressive tasks of lesson plans, to consider the level of proficiency for ELL students in differentiating instruction using ESOL (SHOW and TELL) strategies, to connect non-verbal and verbal elements of the lesson to promote language development, and to identify vocabulary, phrases, and grammar that may be difficult for ELLs.
Activity DescriptionIn this assignment, students will: 1. Find a lesson plan to modify and submit for approval 2. Develop a modification plan, using the SHOW & TELL Format 3. Post draft lesson plan for peer review 4. Review peer plan 5. Submit final modified lesson plan with handouts
ESOL-specific Reading(s)N/A
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES