Welcome to Developing High Challenge, High Support Lessons for English Learners
Shared Lesson Plan Folder
Upload your lesson plans to this folder so that we can share the lessons with all of our peers.
Morning SessionsDay One Morning Introduction and Overview
Scaffolding the Reading of the Gettysburg Address PPT
Afternoon SessionGrounding Principles in Practice
Morning SessionFormative Assessment Practices PPT
Afternoon SessionEnchancing Lessons to Maximize Student Discourse
Here are the Fresno Glossary of Strategies that includes a large number of interactive tasks and a short description of each. Some of these were presented during the four days of the workshop.Newcomers neeed to learn site words as well as phonics. Here is a set of site words for your use.
Persuasion Across Time and Space ELA Unit
For Kentucky teachers and instructional coaches who would like to implement or support implementation of Understanding Language's ELA Middle School Unit, Persuasion Across Time and Space:
Materials for ELA Unit Implementation:
Full ELA Unit Teacher Guide ELA Unit Student Handouts
Teacher Created Powerpoints
Here is a set of powerpoint files created by teachers in Charlotte who piloted the unit. These PPTs may not be complete, and you will have to edit them for your own classroom, but they maybe a helpful starting point.
Classroom VideosHere is a link to five classroom videos plus an overview video created through a collaboration with the Teaching Channel from our work last fall in Denver.
Lesson One videos(Can You Drink Dirty Water, Evolution) can be downloaded here.
Plutchik's WheelHere is a link to Plutchik's wheel of emotion with additional facial expressions.
Relationships and ConvergencesHere is the link to the Venn diagram comparing Mathematics, Science, and ELA Practices
Conversation Analysis ToolHere is the Conversation Analysis Tool for use in analyzing student discourse.
These principles, created by leading researchers in the field of Second Language Acquisition, are meant to guide teachers, coaches, curriculum designers and site/district based administrators as they work to improve the programs, policies and practices for English Learners.
Classroom Snapshot: Academic Discussion Review
Student Discourse SamplesHere is a folder of sample student conversations for use in analyzing student discourse.
Understanding Language at Stanford is offering online professional development courses this fall. For more information, go to Online Courses for more information.
Interdisciplinary Holocaust Unit
Created by Jill Sanders and her colleague Luz Larsen from Harden County Schools, this unit embeds many of our scaffolding tasks into an engaging unit which exemplifies the notion of providing English learners with "high challenge/high support" lessons.