• Integrating Content and Language Instruction
  • Welcome to TELL
  • Session One: Positioning Myself to Integrate Content and Promote Academic Language
  • Session Two: Deepening Understanding of TELL Conceptual Tools
  • Session Three: Building Knowledge of Vocabulary
  • Session Four: Strengthening Curriculum by Adjusting for ELs
  • Session Five: Learning from Feedback
  • Session Six: Practicing Developing MSDLAs
  • Session Seven: Enacting an MSDLA to Review SIOP
  • Session Eight: Demonstrating My Knowing of Integrating Content and Language Instruction
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  • HW 3.4 Developing Language Objectives

    Learning to create stronger language and content objectives in teaching ELs


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Use language and content objectives in teaching standards-based ESL instruction and State Core Curriculum.

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Due: Session 4

    Teachers can use their knowledge of planning and teaching lessons using objectives to meet state standards. They can now write language objectives that will enable them to better promote the development of language and literacy as they teach content. 

    Students have developed knowledge of how to promote ELLs language and literacy development in their regular classroom. They are positioned to create better language and content objectives to support their instruction. 


    1. Access the article by Jennifer Himmel, Language objectives: The key to effective content area instruction for English Learners at https://equitypress.org/-BSX. (This is an informative website with lots of useful and practical information so you might want to skim the site beyond this article.)

    2. Read the first three sections: Language objectives an overview, Writing language objecitve, Aligning language objectives and standards. Use this worksheet to guide your reading and take notes. 

    This content is provided to you freely by BYU Open Learning Network.

    Access it online or download it at https://open.byu.edu/language_integration/hw_13_family_school_Wqf.