English Language Arts
A Little Background on My ELL
Isabelly's family is originally from Brazil. Her parents emigrated to Massachusetts before her birth, however, she still has many family members in Brazil. In the home, Portuguese is the main language spoken, however, both parents also speak Spanish and some English.
Isabelly was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss at the age of 5. Her hearing loss has impacted her language development in both Portuguese and English.
Content and Language Objectives:
Identify ways to help communities (background knowledge)
read a text and visualize passages to enhance understanding of a story.
read a text and identify the narrator’s point of view.
Compare/contrast differences in narrated point of view
recognize the characteristics of realistic fiction.
Understand how strong words add clarity and interest
Add strong words to revise writing
read a text and use taught skills and strategies (visualization, point of view, and elements of genre) to increase comprehension.
edit writing for word choice.
Differentiation & Supports
With support from teacher of the deaf or reading partner, discuss and determine evidence to determine a story’s point of view
With a partner, fill in a point of view graphic organizer
With support, use context clues to determine word meaning
Listen for strong words while reading
With assistance, use sentence frames to write sentences using strong words
Using sentence frames, the student will describe the setting in a text and to identify 2 strong words the author used.
Vocabulary - 7 Steps
point of view
Read Aloud: Think Aloud
previews Realistic Fiction, Point of View, and Visualization
Shared Read: Think Aloud
Vocabulary in Context, Close Reading for Point of View, and Visualization
Partner Reading in Leveled Reader and Extended Text
Vocabulary in Context, Point of View, Visualization, Word Choice
Text Dependent Questions utilizing leveled reader & partner reading
Brainstorming big ideas in small group
Brainstorm facts and phrases to describe big ideas in a one on one setting
First draft utilizing paragraph frames and teacher support
Ratiocination (varied sentence beginnings & word choice - specifically adjectives)
First practice with one reading from the week
Complete on own opinion writing first draft
Small group lessons based upon needs identified