This webinar—held Nov. 10, 2014, as a follow-up to a July conference—examines evidence-based strategies and recommendations for effective English language academic instruction.
Teachers, preservice teachers, academic coaches, principals, administrators, para-educators, professional development providers, researchers and university faculty
REL Southwest, SEDL
Overview of Recommendations 1–4
Focus on Academic Vocabulary
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- Transcript for Video Clip: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary
- Educator's Practice Guide: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School
View the archived resources for the related July 22 conference.
Engage with nationally recognized researchers and practitioners in this interactive webinar on effective strategies for improving English language academic instruction. The focus is on the recommendations in the new What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School.
- Recommendation 1: Teach a set of academic vocabulary words intensively across several days using a variety of instructional activities
- Recommendation 2: Integrate oral and written English language instruction into content-area teaching
- Recommendation 3: Provide regular, structured opportunities to develop written language skills
- Recommendation 4: Provide small-group instructional intervention to students struggling in areas of literacy and English language development