Welcome to TELLSyllabus: Understanding Language Acquisition Explanation of the Template:Total Points SheetSession 1: Language and IdentityLA 1.1: Did You Know?LA 1.2: My Language ExperienceLA 1.3: Whose Language Is Correct?LA 1.4: Accents and Dialects - What Do You Hear?AVG 1.1: Membership in a Speech Community SegmentLA 1.5: Questions We Have HW 1.1: Reflect and ImplementHW 1.2: Honoring Language DifferenceHW 1.3: Everyday Ethical DecisionsHW 1.4: Read the Wright Book, Ch. 1HW 1.5: Select a Student to StudyHW 1.6: The Harvard Dialect SurveySession 2: Who are Our ELLs? Defining Needs and StrengthsLA 2.1: Cummins Review and DiscussLA 2.2: Who Are Our ELLsLA 2.3: Getting to Know a Second Language LearnerLA 2.4: Providing Evidence / Collective ExpertiseLA 2.5: Makoto's Writing AnalysisHW 2.1: Reflect and ImplementHW 2.2: Models and Systems - Part 1HW 2.3 Read the Definitions of Program Models HW 2.4 Models and SystemsHW 2.5 Factors and NeedsHW 2.6 Learning about L2 LearnersSession 3: Current Realities: ESL Programs and PracticesLA 3.1Jigsaw Wright ReadingLA 3.2 Programs and Practices in My Local Setting LA 3.3 Content Area Literacy in SLA LA 3.4 Supports and Constraints for MakotoLA 3.5 Communication, Pattern, & Variability HW 3.1 Applying My Learning HW 3.2 Learning about Input HW 3.3 Input: Teacher Work HW 3.4 Knowing My Second Language Learner HW 3.5 Input: Teacher WorkSession 4: Creating Comprehensible InputLA 4.1 Critical Research on Input: Jigsaw Reading LA 4.2 Feedback About Knowing my Second Language LearnerLA 4.3 Comprehensible InputLA 4.4 Modifying Oral Input LA 4.5 Input and Vocabulary Development HW 4.1 Applying My Learning HW 4.2 Understanding InteractionHW 4.3 Promoting Oral Language in the ClassroomHW 4.4 Search and Final HW 4.5 Classroom Observation and AnalysisSession 5: The Role of InteractionLA 5.1 Feedback About Knowing My EL StudentLA 5.2 Role of Interaction in English Language DevelopmentLA 5.3 Negotiating Meaning Through Interaction: Gallery WalkLA 5.4 Classroom Parables of Cultural Interaction PatternsLA 5.5 Strategy Search ReportHW 5.1 Learning a New LanguageHW 5.2 Learning From Student Writing Session 6: Stages of Development and Errors and FeedbackLA 6.1 Video Segment 7.1 on Stages of Development: PatternLA 6.2 Charting Treasure: Mapping Stages of DevelopmentLA 6.3 Patterns: Errors and FeedbackLA 6.4 Error Analysis of Student WritingLA 6.5 Table Problems HW 6.1 ReflectionHW 6.2 Analysis of Student Work HW 6.3 What does it Mean to Know a Language HW 6.4 Variability in Learning a LanguageSession 7: Proficiencies and PerformancesLA 7.1 Discussing VariabilityLA 7.2 Readings about VariabilityLA 7.3 Variability Matrix LA 7.4 Getting to Know English Language Learners LA 7.5 Understanding the Final DisplayHW 7.1 ReflectionHW 7.2 Final Project Session 8: Displays of Professional DevelopmentAVG 8.1 Classroom Strategies: Action as Advocacy LA 8.1 Examining Displays of Professional DevelopmentLA 8.2 Discussing My Learning

Explanation of the Template:

Each book is divided into eight sessions. Each session contains the activities and homework that are the content for the session. Each learning activity (LA), Video Segment (AVG)  and  Homework (HW) represents an individual chapter in the book. The chapter label represents the content of the chapter. Each chapter begins with a LA or HW Template. The header contains the objective, the pedagogical intent, and student position that capture the essence and animate the intended learning and outcomes for the activity represented. In addition, the LA and AVG include the time allowance and the points represented by them. The HW includes the number of points. LA/AVG and are each worth 25 points and the HW are each worth 50 points. (The total point sheet document identifies the points possible accross the course and is found just before Session 1 in every course). Following the template are the instructions for each LA, AVG, or HW. There are links in the homework that will take you to worksheets, readings, or videos or other items the learner will need to complete the task describe in the instruction. The AVG's represent video segments, or sometimes powerpoints. These usually are accompanied by Activie Viewing Guides (AVGs) or worksheets to support learners in extracting meaning from the digital materials. These are provided to model the ways in which in your teaching as teachers you need to consider your use of digital materials as texts and enable students learning from these texts. 

Each element in the template is important for making explicit participants learning. The learning outcome is anchored to the state standards for an ESL Endorsement and is based on the national standards for teaching ELs. The pedgogical intent informs the participant and the facilitator of the learning aim and goal of the specifica activity. Attention to the pedogical intent enabled us as designers and enables facilitators to target the activity and make sure that the activity, the interactions asked for, and the materials provided will work in concert to enable participants to not only learn but also take up in their practice the ideas embedded in the activity. When designers and teachers think through the instruction they are providing for students in this way it allows them to be strategic in creating powerful learning experiences. In desigining LA and HW using pedagogical intent to guide their design and construction enabled the authors to make certain that the LA and HW would position students for the learning experiences in a session. 

In addition to providing the learning outcome and the statement of pedagogical intent, the template includes a student position statement. While the pedagogical intent focuses on desired learning from the activity, this statement articulates the history of learning events that have prepared the student to engage in this learning experience. It provides an explanation of the knowledge and experiences that have prepared students to engage in this next learning experience. 

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