Integrating ENL Strategies into Academic Instruction with HS Students

The Blueprint for English Language Learner Success, published in 2014, has led to enormous changes in CR Part 154 and to how all educators think about ELs, particularly high school students preparing for Regents exams. The Blueprint’s Principle 3 calls for rigorous instruction with simultaneous attention to both content and language development for the immigrant students you tutor in the subject areas. In this hands-on session, Alicia Van Borssum will offer a framework for embedding English language development in typical high school content lessons. She will model the framework with a lesson, then have participants try it out with a different lesson and peer review each other’s efforts. Roll up your sleeves and come join us for this work!

    Workshop Objectives
  1. Participants will examine a step-by-step framework for embedding English language development in high school content lessons.
  2. Participants will experience the framework through a model of language development in a Living Environment lesson.
  3. Participants will apply the framework to a high school content lesson (math, science, ELA or social studies) and peer-review a partner’s application of the framework.

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This presentation was aimed at classroom teachers rather than the more individualized instructional role of migrant educators. The process and the resources for integrating ENL strategies is still useful.