EEC 3700

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments are intended to provide you with information about how you meet the requirements to earn the ESOL endorsement as part of your initial certification degree. 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 the associated course's syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements. If the Electronic Portfolio Assessment row indicates Yes, this means that you will upload this graded assignment to your online assessment account in LiveText/Via/Watermark/Student Learning and Licensure, etc.


ESOL Endorsement Standards1.1
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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Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES