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The following are three articles with lesson plans for English Language Learners on the importance of being bilingual. From Breaking News English.

Half of Europe’s Citizens are Bilingual

Can Learning Another Language Keep Your Brain Healthier?

Being Bilingual Boosts Brain Power

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From Edutopia:

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Grades 6-8, ELA, ELL

CCSS: ELA.RI.7.8 ELA.RI.8.8
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Objective

Work in groups to analyze speeches and share expertise

Video Length

11 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does Ms. Langlois use both homogenous and heterogeneous groups?
  • Dr. Walqui talks about the importance of scaffolding quality interactions among students. What are some examples of quality interactions from Ms. Langlois’ class?

Grades 6-8, ELA, ELL

CCSS: ELA.RI.7.2 ELA.RI.7.4 ELA.RI.8.2
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Objective

Prepare learners by building background knowledge

Video Length

7 min

Questions to Consider

  • Ms. Park-Friend frames the reading by using focus questions. Why is this important for ELLs?
  • Students are interacting with the text in a variety of ways. How do all of these interactions support students to write their own persuasive speeches?

Grades 6-8, ELA, ELL

CCSS: ELA.SL.7.1c ELA.SL.8.1c
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Objective

Analyze structural, organizational, grammatical, and lexical choices

Video Length

6 min

Questions to Consider

  • This lesson asks students to utilize various forms of “communicative functions” through the three-step interview. Why is this important for ELLs?
  • How does the structure of this task ensure that all students are engaged in the work?
  • How did Ms. Park-Friend activate her students’ prior knowledge?

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