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Purposeful Reading for English Language Learners Webinar Resource

Purposeful Reading for English Language Learners Webinar Resource

This resource is generated from the VALRC Purposeful Reading for English Language Learners (ELLs) Spring 2022 webinar series. This webinar series is designed to present standards-based instruction for preparing ELLs for purposeful reading, engaging ELLs in purposeful reading, and extending purposeful reading for ELLs and is based on activities presented during the national Standards In Action 2.0 Summer 2021 training.

Preparing English Language Learners for Purposeful Reading

This resource presents three standards-based activities that instructors can use to prepare learners for purposeful reading by activating background knowledge, highlighting key vocabulary, and establishing context before reading meaningful text.

Resource Activities:

  • Jigsaw with Visuals
  • Building Knowledge with Word Clouds
  • Building Fluency with Reading Aloud

Preparing ELLs for Purposeful Reading Webinar Materials

Engaging English Language Learners in Purposeful Reading

This resource presents six standards-based activities to engage learners in purposeful reading by scaffolding metacognitive strategies, analyzing language and text structures, and exploring word choice with the goal of building learner knowledge and working towards comprehension of a text. 

Resource Activities:

  • Comprehension through Metacognitive Strategies
  • Exploring Language Use: Verb Tense
  • Exploring Language Use: Word Choice
  • Comprehension through Guiding Questions
  • Exploring Text Structure & Language Use: Sequence
  • Comprehension through Read & Retell

Engaging ELLs in Purposeful Reading Part I Webinar Materials

Engaging ELLs in Purposeful Reading Part II Webinar Materials

 

Extending Purposeful Reading for English Language Learners

This resource presents three standards-based activities to extend learning after engaging learners in purposeful reading by focusing on activities that prompt learners to apply the content knowledge, writing style, and vocabulary from the text to new activities in a way that promotes the use of all four language modalities.

Resource Activities:

  • Writing about Reading: Summarizing
  • Securing Vocabulary
  • Narrative Writing

Extending Purposeful Reading for ELLs Webinar Materials