ENLs: Best Literacy Practices

After analyzing modules to determine the best embedded practices that support diverse English new language learners, participants will divide by grade bands to learn the best practices embedded within them. Looking at and analyzing module samples will teach them how to identify specific best practices in action, and what makes them best as a strategy and an action, providing the foundations for differentiation and close reading strategies. Participants will identify best practices pertinent to the grade and discipline they teach, and work them into assignments that scaffold into a final project.

Course Outcomes:

  • Analyze lessons to identify embedded best practices that support the diverse language  needs of ENL students
  • Glean and apply new best practices by working them into unit and lesson plans presently being taught. Implement and reflect upon best practice strategies taught, giving and receiving peer feedback in discussion forums
  • Align best practices with pertinent lesson