Malden Public School's Department of English Language Learners Professional Development Resources
MA DESE Retell Information:

Research from Massachusetts DESE State of the State Retell ppt.
Retell Coursework Sessions 1-16 Resource Guides and Summary of Coursework*Participants that do not know their ELAR user name can retrieve it using the “Forgot User Name/Password” located at: . For additional assistance with your ELAR account, participants can contact their Directory Administrator at:
Examples of Online Lesson Plans and Resources for Teacher's of ELLs
Resources for Procedures and Classroom Protocol: Harry Wong (author of The First Days of School)
MCAS and Assessment Data:
Retell Session 1Study Guide:
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Analyze ELL Data forMassachusetts andyou District
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Session 1MassachusettsEnglish Lang. LearnerData
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(DRAFT) Work in ProgressSummary of Malden PublicSchools ELL Program

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Session 1Read Excerpt fromMA ELA CurriculumFrameworksRead pg. 5
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Session 1Read Excerpt from:MA ELAFrameworkReadPage 83
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Session 1Required Readings(before Retell Class #2)Only read pgs:123-131134-136
Trumbull, E. and M. Pacheco. 2005. Culture, families, communities, and schools.In The Teacher’s Guide to Diversity: Building a Knowledge Base,Volume I: Human Development, Culture, and Cognition, 123–131, 134–136. Providence, RI: Brown University.
Online Session 2Required Readings(before Retell Class #3)
Dilg, M. 2004. From home to school and home again. Schools:Studies in Education 1 (1): 140–164. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Zion,S.,andE. Kozleski. 2005.Understanding culture. OnPoint.Tempe, AZ: National Institute for Urban School Improvement.Retrieved from

Article on Students with interrupted formal education (SIFE)
Online Session 2Support GuideSession 2Lecture ppt.Session 2 Student Analysis Template:Session 2Student Profiles

Face to FaceSession 3 ppt.

Face to FaceSession 3RequiredReadings:
Building Bridges A Peace Corps Classroom Guide to CrossCultural Understanding.pdfDilg_2004_From_Home_to_School_and_Home_Again.pdfMisconceptions about teaching English language learners. Journal of Adolescent Adult Literacy 48 2 152 162.pdfUnderstanding culture. OnPoint Tempe AZ National Institute for Urban School Improvement.pdf

Session 3Journal Entry
Write a short summary of how ELLs cope with the often-contrasting cultures of home and school.Feel free to make connections with your experience with students from diverse backgrounds
2nd. LanguageAcquisition
Common Underlying Proficiency
Common UnderliningLanguage ProficiencyJim Cummins
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Face to FaceSession 4

Online Session 5Write a short summary:
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Session 5Participant ManualSession 5 WIDAHandout

Session 5Lectures 1 & 2

Session 5Read andAnswer question
Read pages 44-54 ONLY!What does research say about effective practices for ELLs? Based on the reading by Coleman and Goldenberg, what are some ways to support ELLs academically in sheltered content classrooms? What are some challenges? Participate in an online discussion.
Session 5
Please view and carefully read any TWO of the SIOP lesson plans from the website below, noting how the SEI components are embedded across the lesson Post a forum reflection based on the questions below and respond to another participant’s post.Compare and contrast aspects of the SIOP model with your current lesson plan. Make 2 observations about how the SIOP approach to lesson planning can help ELLs access content and develop academic English. Use concrete examples from the lessons you reviewed.
Session 5Lectures 3&4Session 5Journal Entry
Analyze a lesson you have delivered within the past week and point out elements of your own lesson plan which are aligned to or reflect elements of the SEI Endorsement Lesson Plan Template.Identify areas where the new lesson plan template differs from what you are familiar with.Given what you know now, what aspects of SEI practice do you anticipate needing to better understand?Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 9.10.32 PM.png
Session 5Capstone Project

Session 6

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SEI Endorsement CourseLesson Plan Template:

Self Assessment ToolTemplate:

Session 6VocabularyStrategyExample:Grade 4 "Ruby Bridges"
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VocabularyStrategySemantic Mapping
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Vocabulary StrategyFrayer Model
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Vocabulary StrategyQuick Pre-reading activityGrade 3
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Vocabulary StrategyGrade 8
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Examples ofLesson Plans
Examples of SIOP Lesson plans for content area teachers Class #5
Session 7Summary of VocabularyStrategies forELLs

Session 7Summary of Articles

MA DESELesson Plan Template

SIOPLesson PlanTemplates:
Create Lesson plans : One Lesson must focus on Listening, 1 on speaking, 1 on reading, and 1 on writing. See SIOP Model Resource: vocabulary strategies for ELLs in your classroom

Session 8Assignments at a glance:

Session 9

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Required Readings:

Session 8
Academic Language Video
Session 9 ppt.

Key Shifts inCommon Core

Session 10

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Example ofCapstoneProjectLesson Plan

Description ofCapstoneAssignment

Session 10 ppt.

Session 11 VideoResources

Close ReadingVideo
Why Reading isHard: Katherine Snow
Teaching Complex Text
High School