Week 1: evidence-based instruction for ells | TSL 558
When working in bilingual and ELL instructional settings, addressing language and culture is primarily at the forefront of a teacher’s mind. Fortunately, educators can turn to well-established research findings and examine best practices in providing developmentally appropriate instruction that builds on the linguistic and cultural assets of ELLs.
Part 1: Quick Reference Guide Infographic
Using a free digital tool of your choice like Canva, create a one-page infographic to be used as a quick reference guide for your own personal future professional practice or as a resource for other professionals.
In your infographic, briefly describe five research-based best practices to support ELLs in bilingual/ELL settings for each of the following topics:
- English Language Teaching: How to apply knowledge of the English language to provide high-quality teaching that supports English language development and proficiency
- Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and Multicultural Curriculum: How to apply principles of CRT and the use of multicultural curriculum to support ELLs
Ensure your infographic is formatted to convey meaningful information creatively and clearly. Include graphics that are relevant to the content, visually appealing, and use space appropriately.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, write a reflection on how the best practices you included in your infographic are supported by current scholarly research and how knowledge of such evidence-based practices can improve professional practice that promotes learning for ELLs.
Support your infographic and reflection with a minimum of five scholarly resources.
While APA Style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide.