• 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 2.3 Gaining an understanding of Making Content Comprehensible

    Building Background and Attending to Comprehensible Input


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Employ a variety of strategies, materials and resources in standards-based ESL and content instruction..

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Due: Session 3

    Teachers can use their knowledge of teaching second language learners and their knowledge of sheltered instruction and SIOP to promote the language and literacy development and content knowledge of their students.

    Students have developed knowledge of how to promote ELLs language and literacy development in their regular classroom. They are positioned to learn the strategies from SIOP to support the development of ELLS content knowledge along with literacy and language skills.


    1. .Read Chapters 3& 4 from Echevarria, J., Vogt, M., & Short,D. (2008).Making content comprehensible for English learners: The SIOP ModelPearson. (or the edition your district is using).
    2. As you read, fill in the answers to the questions provided in the reading guide linked here.
    3. Submit your worksheet to the teacher by next class period,
    4. Be prepared to share with your colleagues something you tried based on your reading or new learning you developed. Link reading guide

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    Access it online or download it at https://open.byu.edu/language_integration/hw_13_family_school_t.