July 2014 NTI: Grades 9-12 ELA Turnkey Kit for Teachers/Coaches - Session 3

NTI participants

Session 3: Scaffolding Background Knowledge for ELLs


120 minutes


In this session, participants will learn to identify when and how to provide additional background knowledge instruction for ELLs. They will explore sample lessons and texts to discuss what background knowledge ELLs may not possess when beginning the text, how to determine whether to provide background knowledge instruction (at all, or for specific students), and what types of instruction they might develop to scaffold this background knowledge for ELLs.

Handouts for all sessions

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