Ell 240 english language learning discussionsome 2

Chapters 6 and 7 discuss three important concepts related to teaching ELLs to read, (phonemic awareness in Chapter 6 and phonics in Chapter 7) and strategies for helping ELLs understand and practice language and content information (scaffolding in Chapter 6). In this discussion post, first read Chapters 6 and 7, do some additional research on the term that you chose, and then complete each of the tasks below.

    1. In your own words, summarize one of the following main ideas from the readings:
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Scaffolding

Be sure to include descriptions, definitions, comparisons or any other information that will help a first-time reader have a working understanding of the topic you choose to summarize an include a reference list for any scholarly sources that you use for definition and questions.

  1. Create five questions about the topic you chose. Summarize and list the questions in an organized fashion so that your classmates can answer them.