ERIC Number: ED456641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Standards-Based Instruction for English Language Learners. PREL Briefing Paper.
This paper examines the potential benefits of standards-based instruction for English language learners (ELLs), presents a backward mapping process for designing standards-based instructional units, and reviews the design of two standards-based units for ELLs. Most of the document is in the form of a table to make the standards-based process clear. For example, one figure has column A begin with the statement, "In standards-based instruction teachers..." do the following, while the corresponding box in column B answers with a statement beginning with, "The potential benefits for ELLs are that this shift..." has the following beneficial result. Another figure describes the instructional accommodations for ELLs in one column and the corresponding rationale in the adjoining column. The final figure has the ELL plan unit learning activities in one column with a commentary/discussion in the adjacent column. (Contains 22 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Benefits, English (Second Language), Language Minorities, Learning Activities, Outcome Based Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.