ESL Reflective Report

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Over the course of these last seven weeks I have learned a lot about how to develop an effective curriculum for ESL students. There are many aspects that go into creating a high quality curriculum and assessments of that curriculum. Before we begin up create our curriculum, however, there are a few things we must keep in mind. As educators to ESL students we must always remember that it is important to assess all areas of development. These areas of development include: oral development, writing development, and reading development and portfolio assessment. We must also remember to grade for knowledge and mastery of understanding. It is important for us to not grade our ESL students solely on the way knowledge is expressed but on their knowledge in general. We must give our ESL students grades based on mastery of the concepts we are trying to teach in place of knowledge expressed. ESL instruction, now more then ever, needs to be a partnership with the school and families. It is important to create strong connections with families and schools to help teach and educate the whole child. My must encourage parents to …show more content…
We must teach and incorporate all three teaching perspectives, which include reading readiness, emergent literacy and balanced literacy. One way we as educators can make sure our students are reading on level is through the use of reading running records. In my classroom I will use leveled books and reading running records to record my students growth and literacy level. There are three ways, we as educators, can promote literacy development in our students. One way is through this use of guided reading. Other ways we can promote literacy development in our students involve literacy student and independent reading. I will use all three of these strategies in my classroom to promote literacy development in my ESL

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