Powerful Vocabulary Instruction for Multilingual Learners
About the Course
Educators are constantly bombarded with strategies and tips for teaching English Learners. We know the English learners, or better termed multilingual students, need extra support with vocabulary. The course readings using Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language by Julie Russ Harris and Nonie K. Lesaux, discussion boards, and assignments will guide students through the process of choosing vocabulary words in reading and within content areas. Participants will learn about best practices for choosing powerful vocabulary words that can be studied in depth. Upon completion of the course, participants will develop a unit plan that seamlessly integrates effective vocabulary instruction that is tied to content and WIDA standards. Participants will walk away with their own developed lesson plan as well multiple others for the classroom.
Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language: Literacy Instruction for English Learners in Elementary School by Nonie K. Lesaux, Julie Russ Harris, Nell K. Duke
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Understand oral language for literacy and academic language
- Plan to provide consistence by organizing lessons in a cycle
- Learn to develop academic content vocabulary within a cycle
- Learn to develop of vocabulary knowledge
- Learn about and plan for development of word-learning strategies
- Utilize knowledge to develop a lesson with key concepts
Jeremiah Moore is a second grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary who teaches students in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Jeremiah has been in the classroom for seven years and has come to realize that all educators have something to offer each other. Jeremiah knows well-developed professional development is something that is evidence-based and easily applicable in the classroom. Jeremiah knows education is the foundation of society, and the job of educators is to influence generations. Jeremiah has presented at the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Conference for two years on developing and sustaining an affective reading workshop model.
Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Teaching) and a Master of Arts Degree in Literacy, both from the University of Northern Colorado.