ELL WRITING STRATEGIES: SIMPLE METHODS TO SUPPORT WRITING IN YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS – VCSU COURSE

(1 Graduate Semester Credit) This course will explain the importance of writing practice for English Language Learners and provide strategies and methods you can incorporate throughout lessons and across content areas. You will learn 6 methods to supporting writing specific to improving literacy in English Language Learners and will plan for how to implement those strategies into your existing lesson plans. You will design an action plan for your classroom, develop an additional resource to support your plan, and analyze research to support implementation in the classroom. The course ends with you designing an implementation plan designed to ensure you are successfully incorporating the lesson concepts, ideas, and resources into a future lesson.

COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $165
  • This price includes a $95 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 1 Semester Credit
  • 20 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • ELA, Reading/ Writing
  • English Language Learners
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • About the struggle ELL students have in different content areas, and how writing plays a role in all content areas.
  • Six simple strategies that can support the writing skills of ELLs across all content areas.
  • How to best monitor the progress of your ELLs.

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

Regardless of my content area, what kind of writing support can I provide to my ELL students?

Great course for supporting ELLs!

I am currently working on renewing my teaching certification with plans to teach 2nd grade next year. This course gave me a good overview of strategies for incorporating writing instruction into all content areas within my classroom. I will definitely use what I learned in my classroom next year!

-Elementary Teacher

1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit

This course falls under Valley City State University’s (VCSU) EDUC 2000 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 1 Credit and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with VCSU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 1 graduate-level semester credit, along with an official transcript and letter grade from VCSU for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED · OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED · INCLUDES A LETTER GRADE

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All VCSU-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

For More Information About Your Specific State Requirements, Please Select Your State Below:

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – ELL Proficiency Levels

  • About the struggle ELL students have in different content areas, and how writing plays a role in all content areas.
  • Six simple strategies that can support the writing skills of ELLs across all content areas.
  • How to best monitor the progress of your ELLs.

Section 2 – Support Strategies

  • That strategies such as buddy writing, daily writing, and interactive writing are great ways to improve the writing fluency and confidence of ELLs.
  • How exposing students to quality mentor texts and providing them with sentence stems or frames are excellent ways to scaffold the process of writing.
  • That vocabulary development is a critical part of literacy development for ELLs.

Section 3 – Monitoring Progress

  • The importance of monitoring the progress of your ELLs.
  • Three strategies for monitoring progress.
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 20 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Proficiency Levels of English Language Learners
  • Teacher Reflection on ELL Support
  • Teacher Reflection on ELL Support-SAMPLE
  • Important Tips for Pairing Students for Buddy Writing
  • Interactive Writing Reference Guide
  • Daily Writing Reference Guide
  • Mentor Text Reference Guide
  • Sentence Stem and Frame Reference Guide
  • Vocabulary Building Templates
  • Choosing a Support Strategy Matrix
  • Can Do Checklists
  • Student Reflection Templates
  • Progress Monitoring Strategies Reference Guide
  • ELL Progress Monitoring Tracker
  • ELL Progress Monitoring Tracker-SAMPLE
  • Adding ELL Support Lesson Plan Template
  • Adding ELL Support Lesson Plan Template-SAMPLE
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist
  • Implementation Observation Checklist-SAMPLE

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  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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