• Welcome to TELL
  • Session 1: Analyzing My Literacy Background
  • Session 2: Increasing Awareness of Language, Literacy, and Power
  • Session 3: Designing a Literacy-Focused Classroom
  • Session 4: Building Knowledge of Academic Language
  • Session 5: Assisting Students in Understanding and Constructing Texts
  • Session 6: Intentionally Teaching Writing in Content Area Instruction
  • Session 7: Critiquing, Reviewing, Editing, Revising My Unit Plan
  • Session 8: Sharing My Learning
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  • HW 3.3 Final Project Work for Unit Revision


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Employ theories of first and second language acquisition in teaching literacy.

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Due: Session 4

    Teachers can analyze a lesson plan and identify adjustments they can make to increase the literacy focus of the lesson.

    Students have learned about literacy-rich and literacy-focused classrooms and three ideas about creating literacy focused classrooms from Cummins. They will now apply them to their unit plans.


    1. This section of the Unit Revision will focus on planning the literacy-focus of your unit plan. Using your notes from LA 3.4, design a literacy-focused classroom environment specific for the unit you are revising. You can look at enhancing a literacy-rich classroom through the unit’s readings, charts, materials, activities, student products to demonstrate knowledge, classroom organization, resources, artifacts, posters, etc.
    2. There are 2 components to this homework:

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    Access it online or download it at https://open.byu.edu/second_language_literacy/hw_33_creating_a_lit.