Welcome to TELLSyllabus: Content-Based Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals Session 1: Positioning Myself to Integrate Content and Promote Academic LanguageHomework 1.1: Beginning with SIOP--Sheltered Instruction & Lesson Preparation Homework 1.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Contextualization)Homework 1.3: Understanding Activity Centers Homework 1.4 Review Developmental Benchmarks Homework 1.5: Guidelines for Presentation on Standards for Effective Pedagogy Homework 1.6 MSDLA Documents Session 2: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual ToolsHomework 2.1: SIOP Charateristics: Building Background and Comprehensible InputHomework 2.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Language & Literacy Development)Homework 2.3 Learning about Funds of KnowledgeHomework 2.4 Inclusive Pedagogy as a Tool VideoHomework 2.5 Creating Content and Language Objectives Session 3: Beginning to Develop an MSDLAHomework 3.1: SIOP Charateristics: Strategies and InteractionHomework 3.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Challenging Activities)Homework 3.3 Looking for Resources For Activity CentersHomework 3.4 Developing Understanding for Vocabulary TeachingSession 4: Strengthening Curriculum by Adjusting For ELsHomework 4.1: SIOP Charateristics: Practice/Application and Lesson DeliveryHomework 4.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Joint Productive Activitiy)Homework 4.3 Learning to Differentiate Accomodations and Modifications Homework 4.4 Attending to VocabularyHomework 4.5 Strategies for Making Text ComprehensibleSession 5: Learning to Develop Text ModificationsHomework 5.1: SIOP Characteristics: Review and Assessment Homework 5.2: Observing Standards for Effective Pedagogy Teaching (Instructional Conversation)Homework 5.3 Engaging in Self-Assessment Homework 5.4 Creating Rubrics Session 6: Practicing Developing MSDLAsHomework 6.1: Review Making Text Comprehensible Chapter Notes Homework 6.2: Responding to FeedbackHomework 6.3: Learning the Nomenclature for ELsSession 7: Reviewing Making Text ComprehensibleHomework 7.1 Refine and Complete you MSDLASession 8: Feedback for the MSDLAHomework 8.1: Polishing the Final MSDLASession 9: Presenting Our MSDLAsHomework 9.1: Submit MSDLAHomework 9.2: Reflecting on My LearningHomework 9.3: Schedule a Final InterviewSession 10: Evaluating the Final ProjectAppendix: MSDLA examples

Homework 4.5 Strategies for Making Text Comprehensible

Modifying Texts and Attending to Text Variety
Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Demonstrate knowledge and use of the Utah English Language Proficiency Standards in selection of programs,practices and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing ESL and content instruction, including classroom, organization,teaching strategies for development and integrating language skills, and choosing and adapting classroom resources

Assessment: 50

Preservice teachers who understand EL students' difficulty with academic vocabulary and comprehending texts can make text modifications and teach vocabulary in ways that assist student learning.

Students have been introduced to vocabulary issues and how to support ELs in learning content and language together. They are prepared to learn how to modify texts to support EL's learning of content and engaging in learning activities. 

Instructions:

1. Read the article on Text Modifications linked here

2. Make a list of the five kinds of Text Modifications and identify what they require of the teacher and how they will help students gain access to texts.

3. Be prepared to answer these questions, as we discuss text modification in class next time.

4. Watch the a video about texts (20 minutes). Click on this link to get to this video. Scroll down and click on 8.1: Role and Variety of Text. As you watch the video, add notes to your WIP document.