Enhanced Lesson Plan Template Language Objective : Language skills, key vocabulary, language functions, and strategies TELPAS Proficiency Level Descriptors ESL strategies : Differentiating by language level Elements of Sample Instructional Cycle Traditional TEKS-Based ELPS-Enhanced Objective: Content Based Procedure: Rigorous Lessons Evaluation: TEKS-Based assessments
Traditional Lesson Plan Element: Content Objectives
Be clearly defined, displayed, and reviewed with students
Be statements that identify what students should know and be able to do; they must guide teaching and learning
Support school, district, or state (TEKS) content standards and learning outcomes
Be clearly defined, displayed and reviewed with students
Be statements that identify what students should know and be able to do while using English (or another language).
Support students’ language development, often focusing on vocabulary, functional language, questioning, articulating predictions or hypothesis, listening, speaking, reading, and writing
NEW Lesson Plan Element: Language Objectives
Rigorous Lessons must include:
Appropriate Content Concepts
Traditional Lesson Plan Element: Procedure
When selecting ESL strategies we should:
Know our student’s language proficiency levels
Understand the needs at each language proficiency level
Differentiate strategies by language ability
NEW Lesson Plan Element: Selecting ESL Strategies
TELPAS Language Proficiency Level Descriptors Texas Education Agency LEP Instructional Excellence Center: Project Tesoro TEA Beginning Intermediate Advanced Advanced High Knowing Our Students’ Language Proficiency Levels
Beginning Level : Little or no ability , uses high frequency, routine words; in writing,
Advanced Level : Typically have grasp of basic verbs, tenses, grammar features and
sentence patterns/ partial grasp of more complex verbs, tenses,
grammar features and sentence patterns, needs support
Advanced High Level : Ability, with minimal support very close to native English
Listening Speaking Reading Writing Understanding Language Proficiency Levels
Concrete Instruction, Manipulatives, Visuals and Cooperative Groups Visuals for academic vocabulary and concepts TPR Non-Verbal Role Playing Rhymes, Chants, Songs, Games Hands-on Projects Cloze activities Choral Reading Pre-recorded Stories Author’s Chair Label Word banks Think-pair-share Silent reading Visuals for academic vocabulary and concepts Role Playing (Verbal) Reading, Writing, Reciting Group Discussions Retelling Stories Dialogue Journals Graphic Organizers Summarize Compare/contrast Read Aloud Visuals for academic vocabulary and concepts Reading and writing on grade level Evaluating Predicting outcomes Supporting Analyzing charts Analyzing graphs Intermediate Level Beginning Level Advanced Level Differentiating ESL Strategies
Sample of Activities for Beginning ESL Students Listen to Oral Directions Language Drills Play Simple Games Small Group Art and Music Activities Reading Simple Developing Word Banks Directions
Sample of Activities for Intermediate ESL Students Lessons with Higher level questioning demonstrations activities and illustrations Making models, charts, and maps in Social Studies in small groups Math word problems Writing short paragraphs with concrete references using word banks Read heavily illustrated Filling simple forms textbooks
Sample of Activities for Advanced/Advanced High ESL Students Discussions using Oral presentations higher level questioning Discussions using higher level questioning Hands-on activities Reading for comprehension Multi-purpose composition activities activities Content explanations with Writing for publication illustrations
On-going Classroom Assessments (Formative)
Curriculum-Based Assessments (Formative)
Traditional Lesson Plan Element: Evaluation
To asses English language proficiency of his/her learners, a teacher in Texas must-
Know and understand the TELPAS assessment system
Include observations of the students during a variety of academic tasks and interactions
Determine the proficiency level at which the student performs most consistently in each domain
NEW Lesson Plan Element: On-going Assessment Using TELPAS
ENHANCED LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE Grade Level: Subject: Topic: Date: Content Objective: Language Objective: Key Vocabulary & Concepts: Visuals, Materials and Texts: Tasks and Accommodations to support: Beginning Intermediate Advanced/Advanced High Activities Activating Prior Knowledge: Building Vocabulary and Concept Knowledge: Structured Conversation and Writing: Review & Checks of Understanding (Response signals, Writing, Self Assessment, Student Products, etc.)
Activity Enhancing Lesson Plans
Choose a lesson plan that you will be teaching at the beginning of the school year.
Using the lesson plan template, identify your content objective, procedure, and evaluation.
Use the Language Objective Maker to create a language objective for your lesson.
Select ESL strategies.
Identify the PLDs (Proficiency Level Descriptors) you will use to assess students’ linguistic performance during lesson.