EEC 3700

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.


ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)1.1
Activity ObjectiveTo present an issue related to children¡¯s development with a focus on cultural factors, ELLs, and geographic regions.
Activity DescriptionWorking as individuals or pairs, students will sign up for a social/emotional factor impacting children and will create a presentation for the class. The presentation will summarize the issue and its relation to children¡¯s development. Students will also consider the implication of the issues in light of cultural factors, language, and geographic region (if applicable). The individual or pair will distribute: a handout with key points about the topic including factors affecting ELLs, a list of Internet, national, state and local resources available to children and families, as well as suggestions for ways a teacher could interact with the child and family to reinforce positive development.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Coltrane, B. (2003), Working with young English language learners: Some considerations. ERIC Digest. Washington, DC: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics. Retrieved from De Houwer, A. (1999). Two or more languages in early childhood: Some general points and practical recommendations. ERIC Digest. Washington, DC: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics. Retrieved from
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Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES