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English as an Additional Language

Task 1: Context for Learning Information

TASK 1: CONTEXT FOR LEARNING INFORMATION


Respond to the prompts below (no more than 4 single-spaced pages, including prompts) by typing your responses within the
brackets following each prompt. Do not delete or alter the prompts. Pages exceeding the maximum will not be scored.

About the School Where You Are Teaching


1. In what type of school do you teach? (Type an X next to the appropriate description; if
other applies, provide a brief description.)
PreK: _____
Elementary school: _____
Middle school: __x___
High school: _____
Other (please describe): _____
2. Where is the school where you are teaching located? (Type an X next to the appropriate
description.)1
City: ___x__
Suburb: _____
Town: _____
Rural: _____
3.List any special features of your school or classroom setting (e.g., push-in ESL, pull-out ESL,
bilingual, self-contained, co-taught, newcomer) that will affect your teaching in this learning
segment.
[We are a self contained content class that the students come to during their elective period. Six
of these students come on A and B days, and the other 8 students come only on B days. The
class normally has two teacher co teaching plus an assistance. But for this lesson, this class will
be co taught between a teacher and the student teacher.]
4. Describe any district, school, or cooperating teacher requirements or expectations that might
affect your planning or delivery of instruction, such as required curricula, pacing plan, use of
specific instructional strategies, or standardized tests.
[This class is co-taught. ]

About the Class Featured in this Learning Segment


1. What is the name of the class? (Include English language proficiency level of students.)
[Continuing ESL, Levels 2.5-5.0 overall composite score based on WIDA]
2. What is length of the class? (Type an X next to the appropriate description; if other
applies, provide a brief description.)
a. One semester: _____
b. One year: __X___
c. Other (please describe): _____
3. What is the class schedule (e.g., 50 minutes every day, 90 minutes every other day)?

1 If you need guidance when making a selection, reference the NCES locale category definitions
(https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp) or consult with your placement school administrator.

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Task 1: Context for Learning Information

[ The class is an every other day class, operating on an A/B day schedule. 4 of the students
come to ESL everyday and the other 10 come every other day. These students always come for
45 minutes at the end of the day. ]
4. Is there any ability grouping or tracking in English as an additional language? If so,
please describe how it affects your class.
[ No ]
5. Identify any textbook or instructional program you primarily use for English language
instruction. If a textbook, please provide the title, publisher, and date of publication.
[ There is not a primary instructional program that is used regularly in the classroom. ]
6. List other resources (e.g., electronic whiteboard, hands-on materials, online resources) you
use for English language instruction in this class.
[BrainPop, Duoingo, Quizlet, Read Theory, Quizizz, and Words Their Way]

About the Students in the Class Featured in this Learning


Segment
1. Grade level(s):
[ 6th ]
2. English language proficiency/development level(s)please explain your states ELPD
levels:
[Levels 2.5-5, North Carolinas levels range from a 1.0 which is a beginning to a 6.0 which is

exiting.] ]
3. Number of
students in the class: ___14___
males: ___10___ females: ___4___
4. Briefly describe the home language(s) of your students:
[ Spanish, Arabic, Karenni ]
5. Complete the charts below to summarize required or needed supports, accommodations, or
modifications for your students that will affect your instruction in this learning segment. As
needed, consult with your cooperating teacher to complete the charts. Some rows have
been completed in italics as examples. Use as many rows as you need.

Consider the variety of learners in your class who may require different strategies/supports
or accommodations/modifications to instruction or assessment (e.g., students with
Individualized Education Programs [IEPs] or 504 plans, students with Limited or Interrupted
Formal Education [SLIFE], students who are long-term ELLs, students needing greater
challenge or support, students who are at varying levels of language proficiency, students
who struggle in their first language, students who are underperforming or those with gaps in
academic knowledge).

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Task 1: Context for Learning Information

For Assessment Task 3, you will choose work samples from 3 focus students. At least one of
these students must have a specified learning need. Note: California candidates must
include one focus student who is an English language learner.2

Students with IEPs/504 Plans


IEPs/504 Plans: Number of Supports, Accommodations,
Classifications/Needs Students Modifications, Pertinent IEP Goals
Example: Visual processing 2 Close monitoring and the use of video
and pictures to represent new concepts
and ideas in English
Writing Struggles 3 Provide extra graphic organizer to support
writing needs

Students with Other Learning Needs


Other Learning Needs Number of Supports, Accommodations,
Students Modifications
Example: Struggling readers 5 Provide oral explanations for grammar in
in their first language the students first language; provide clear
prompts as well as simplified text for
cultural information
n/a n/a n/a

2 California candidatesIf you do not have any English language learners, select a student who is challenged by academic
English.

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