TSL 4240

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments is intended to provide you with information about what pieces of evidence you may include in your TESOL-in-Progress notebook. 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 your syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements for this course.

TSL4240_6.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.1, 2.3
Activity ObjectiveTo give candidates an opportunity to explore part of speeches in English.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will diagram and identify the parts of speech at the sentence level and complete two parts of speech exercises on ESL-focused websites.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Grabe, W. (2004). Research on teaching reading. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 24. doi: 10.1017/S0267190504000030
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

TSL4240_5.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.1, 2.3
Activity ObjectiveTo identify the errors in spoken English.
Activity DescriptionTranscribe each sentence from recording. Then identify any error that you have noticed. Be specific about what is wrong and correct the sentence replacing the error with the correct structure.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Grabe, W. (2004). Research on teaching reading. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 24. doi: 10.1017/S0267190504000030
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES

TSL4240_4.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Activity ObjectiveTo identify prescriptive and descriptive language.
Activity DescriptionTo identify standard English and non-standard English.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Grabe, W. (2004). Research on teaching reading. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 24. doi: 10.1017/S0267190504000030
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

TSL4240_3.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.1, 2.3
Activity ObjectiveTo give candidates an opportunity to explore phrasal verbs in English.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will learn what constitutes a phrasal verb, why it is a difficult grammar item for ELLs, and write a dialogue using common phrasal verbs.
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES

TSL4240_2.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.1, 2.3
Activity ObjectiveThe objective is to use minimal pairs to help ELLs recognize and distinguish between two similar sounds.
Activity DescriptionChoose the sounds that you want to contrast. Any pair of sounds can be contrasted, but ití»s better to choose sounds that are similar in a way that makes them potentially troublesome for learners.For each pair of contrasting sounds, choose 2 example pairs that focus on those sounds.
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

TSL4240_1.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.3
Activity ObjectiveTo give candidates an opportunity to use phonetics/phonology principles in the analysis of English language samples.
Activity DescriptionTask 1a: Use IPA symbols to identify the initial sound in the following words. After that, identify the manner of articulation for each initial sound. Task 1b: Use IPA symbols to identify the final sound in the following words. After that, identify the place of articulation for each final sound. Task 2a: Transcribe the following words/sentence from English into IPA. Task 2b: Transcribe the following sentences from IPA into English.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/american-english/
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

TSL4240_7.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.3
Activity ObjectiveCandidates will become familiar with and apply research related to literacy development for ELLs.
Activity DescriptionStudents will complete one article review on literacy development related to ELL students. The article will be provided by your instructor and posted on our website for your convenience. If you work in pairs, please make sure you discuss each topic with your partner for this assignment, which will enrich your views and allow for a better exchange of ideas.
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

TSL4240_8.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.1, 2.3
Activity ObjectiveTo give candidates an opportunity to identify and analyze various types of reading and writing processes employed in authentic literacy materials.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will review two different textbooks for this assignment. Four books will be provided and will be available on the course website. Candidates should select two books for review from the four provided. For each book, candidates should provide the following information: Title, Author/s, Publisher, Date of publication, and your reaction to the textbook. In the reaction to the book, candidates explain why they like or dislike the book. If the books reviewed are READING books, determine if a Top-down or Bottom-up approach is used. If the books are WRITING books, determine if it uses a Product or Process approach. Candidates will write a 1-3 sentence explanation for EACH book, giving just the name of the book and why they think it uses that approach.
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES