Edu 643 week 1 assignment
Week 1 – Assignment
Professional Organizations and Resources
There are quite a few nationwide, professional organizations that support teachers who focus on educating students who are English language learners (ELLs). Some of the most well-known include:
In addition, there are also groups that focus on a specific language or state.
After reading Chapters 1 and 3 in your textbook, take time to explore the websites listed above, and review lesson plans, assessments, and resources for instructors. Then create a resource guide for teachers who are new to educating ELLs. Please keep your guide focused on students of a specific grade-level (either elementary, middle, or high school). Your guide should address the following:
Discuss the social and academic challenges unique to ELLs.
- Explain how a teacher would identify an ELL student’s level of academic “readiness.”
- Describe the characteristics of an effective ELL instructor.
- Describe at least three common language proficiency assessments for reading or writing.
- Describe at least three teaching strategies used by experienced ELL teachers when planning effective lessons.
Your resource guide can be written using Microsoft word, Microsoft Publisher, WordPress, Weebly, Blogger, or another creative outlet approved by your instructor. It is strongly suggested that you step outside your comfort zone for this assignment as many ELLs feel as though they are immersed in a new environment. This guide must thoroughly address the guiding questions at the elementary, middle, high school, or college level and include at least five outside scholarly sources in addition to the textbook, which must be fully cited in APA formatting. If you choose to create a blog, please place the hyperlink in a Microsoft Word document for submission.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.