Reading Guide —Name:___Elizabeth Spartas_____Date: ___10-18-2011____Points: _______________________ Language proficiency assessment focuses on language, while content provides context Figure 4.1 Teachers need to prepare students by incorporating content-based learning strategies into instruction & assessment practices for ELLs Every content area revolves around concepts marked by certain language patterns or discourse Math Select appropriate targets: lang & content objectives side by side Note differences in cultures—how they do math Note different word meanings—create key words Give students concrete referents to attach SUPPORTS!!-->manipulatives, drawings, etc.
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