LAE 6637

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments are intended to provide you with information about how you meet the requirements to earn the ESOL endorsement as part of your initial certification degree. It thus concentrates on the ESOL component of the activity or assignment, and may not reflect all portions of each class assignment or activity. Carefully read through the entire assignment description in the associated course's syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements. If the Electronic Portfolio Assessment row indicates Yes, this means that you will upload this graded assignment to your online assessment account in LiveText/Via/Watermark/Student Learning and Licensure, etc.


ESOL Endorsement Standards3.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Activity ObjectiveTo become familiar with scholarly articles and research topics in professional journals in the field of teaching English.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will select and review two issues of Research in the Teaching of English and one issue of TESOL Quarterly. After reading each issue, candidates will write a review following the guidelines listed below: Guidelines for writing book /journal review: Summarize: Write a personal summary of the issue, noting particular articles of interest. Analyze: What do you feel are the most useful points the authors make? Note specific examples with page numbers, (where appropriate). Connect: What connections can you make between your reading and your prior knowledge? Be sure to give specific examples with page numbers from our text and the journal articles, where appropriate. Apply: How might you use what you are learning from reading of this research in your own teaching? What strategies might you use? What ideas would you share with colleagues? Discuss: In our e-mail discussion, discuss your journal review with the independent study group. Additional guidelines for the TESOL Quarterly Review: One of the TESOL Quarterly articles must address Domain 5, Standards 1-3. Consider current trends and issues related to the testing of linguistic and culturally diverse students when using testing instruments and techniques. Candidates must discuss current research-based assessment techniques of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Freeman, D. & Freeman, Y. Teaching English as a Second Language
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES