• 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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  • LA 3.6 Building Strategies and Techniques for Developing Academic Language

    Learning How to Help Students Acquire English Academic Vocabulary


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

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

    Assessment: 25 pts.

    TA: 30 Minutes

    Teachers can adopt strategies from a variety of sources to enable students to build a stronger academic vocabulary as they participate in learning activities.

    Students have participated and learned about academic vocabulary and text modification. Now they will read a summary explaining daily structures teachers can use to build English academic vocabulary in their students.


    1. As a group, read the article by Kate Kinsella about strategies for building academic vocabulary in reading and writing.

    2. Write answers to these questions as you read:

    3. Together, create a sentence frame that would be appropriate to use in your content area(s). Consider how to make them a part of your regular teaching regimen.

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