Chapter 10: Teaching Edgar to Analyze a Text-Based Argument

Chapter 10 addresses teaching Language Arts and Literacy to English learners in high school, focusing on :

  • Comparing Common Core State Standards grade-level expectations for language and literacy in tenth grade to the proficiency of a WIDA Level 3 English learner
    o   Analyzing language samples
  • Research on teaching language and literacy to English learners in high school
    o   First language influence
    o   Oral proficiency
    o   Explicit instruction of grammar
  • Tenth grade English language development lesson (integrating reading and collaborative discussions) for a WIDA Level 3 English learner
Below we provide additional information on major topics addressed in or relevant to the content of Chapter 10, with links to each topic’s webpage that includes a brief narrative overview of the topic, followed by headings of subtopics with categorized, annotated links to freely available resources that can be used for further study or to activities that can be viewed or conducted in classes or workshops. At the bottom of this page, we share links to online resources for classroom use with English learners K-12.

Integrated Language Arts Instruction for High School

Literacy Instruction for High School

Oral Language Instruction for High School

Table Turner Experience–Reading Beyond Vocabulary

Teaching Reading at the Secondary Level