The Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide is accompanied by a series of 23 videos. Each video correlates to one of the four recommendations in the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School practice guide. Four videos provide overviews of the recommendations in the practice guide. The remaining videos show teachers putting the recommendations into practice in classrooms at three grade levels: second/third grade, fourth grade, and a sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade newcomer class.
Playlists by grade level, topic, and recommendation are available on YouTube.
Teach a set of academic vocabulary words intensively across several days using a variety of instructional activities.
Topics: pre-teaching vocabulary, activities to promote word learning, providing review, word parts and cognates
Integrate oral and written English language instruction into content-area teaching.
Topics: using videos to anchor instruction, completing a graphic organizer
Provide regular, structured opportunities to develop written language skills.
Topics: using graphic organizers in writing
Provide small-group instructional intervention to students struggling in areas of literacy and English language development.
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