Taking a Closer Look at Academic Language Elizabeth Coelho provides examples of academic vocabulary and invites teachers to think about the different types of academic vocabulary used in their own subject areas. This clip is from a workshop for teachers on "Teaching in the Quadrants: A framework for effective instruction in multilingual classrooms."
Scaffolds for Writing
Scaffolds for Writing Coelho provides examples of different types of scaffolds or writing frameworks that assist ELLs to build their writing skills. This clip is from a workshop for teachers on "Teaching in the Quadrants: A framework for effective instruction in multilingual classrooms."
Talking about Language Acquisition and Learning
Why is early exposure to reading and storytelling so important for ELLs? What are the benefits of direct teaching of word knowledge and how language works? Listen to experts Elizabeth Coelho and Jim Cummins discuss the role of first language(s) and the concept of "universal design."
“The World in Our Classrooms: Making an Asset of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom"
Click here to view several clips from a conference in Toronto.