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Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners

Course #: 02-323

Price: $32.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • IACET: 0.4 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 8.00 Hours
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Course Description

CE Course Description

With the current focus on Common Core State Standards in education, researchers and developers have been working on innovative methods to teach both academic vocabulary and content material English learners in the context of regular classroom instruction. This continuing education course, developed using information from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, is designed to provide strategies to enhance the language and literacy skills English learners need to be successful in school. Specifically, the guide offers four recommendations that emphasize academic vocabulary, content-area instruction, writing instruction, and small-group intervention for English learners who are struggling. Instructional opportunities that will enable students in grades K-8 to use and practice the English language are also presented.

CE Course Objectives

1. Identify effective strategies to teach a set of academic vocabulary words intensively across several days using a variety of instructional activities.

2. Determine best methods to integrate oral and written English language instruction into content-area teaching.

3. Summarize practical approaches that will enable teachers to provide regular, structured opportunities to develop written language skills.

4. Describe how small-group instructional interventions can benefit students struggling in areas of literacy and English language development.

5. Review practical examples of classroom strategies that may be used to carry out the expert panel’s recommendations.

6. Evaluate roadblocks that teachers may face as they implement new interventions, and identify possible solutions.

7. Outline research findings pertaining to the teaching of academic content and literacy to English learners.

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