Module 1 DQ 2 5.0 Question Who are English language learners?
Module 1 DQ 1 5.0 Discuss some current policy trends affecting English language learnersand the effects they have on their teachers. Describe significant
legislation that has shaped federal
and state policy language in the United
States in the last 30 years. What
are the effects of these policies,
particularly in the education system?
Module 2 DQ 1 5.0 Describe the concerns you might have regarding the inclusion of cultural activities in your classrooms. What suggestions can you provide to other students' concerns?
Discussion Module 2 DQ 2 5.0 Question What are the relationships among
listening, reading, speaking, and
writing? How do these relationships
inform classroom teachers?
Discussion Module 3 DQ 1 5.0 Question What types of assessments are
appropriate for ELL students? Why do
these assessments work well?
Module 3 DQ 2 5.0 How does the scaffolding metaphor applyto teaching English learners? How can scaffolding enhance opportunities to acquire academic English and content knowledge simultaneously?
Module 4 DQ 1 5.0 What should teachers do to assurethe integration of English language proficiency standards into all content areas? Provide examples and support
your response with research.
Module 4 DQ 2 5.0 How can teachers organize theirclassrooms to maximize early literacy development for all students? How would the preparation component support the organization of the classroom?
Discussion Module 5 DQ 1 5.0 Question Make sure that you visit our new
virtual classroom by clicking on the
resource link located within the Topic
Material for this module.
After watching the video simulation
of the lesson, assess two strategies
that were used to promote oral language
development during the content-based
lesson. Were they successful? Why or
why not? How could they be improved?
Module 5 DQ 2 5.0 While watching the video simulationof the content-based lesson in ourvirtual classroom, pay particular attention to the classroom arrangement
and grouping structure. Identify the
optimum arrangement for ELLs and
provide your rationale.
Discussion Module 6 DQ 1 5.0 Question Describe the silent period. How mighta teacher respond to a student who is
at this level of language development?
Provide a specific example.
Module 6 DQ 2 5.0 The concept of scaffolding may be confusing. Consider scaffolding to represent the construction process in which a scaffold provides access into
the building while the structure is
being formed. As the structure takes on
its final form, the scaffold is removed
completely. The same may be said for
teaching. How does the building analogy
apply to teaching new information for