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Joint Construction of Text Teacher-to-Teacher Tip

Watch this teacher-to-teacher tip by Marianne Justus to learn about joint construction of texts, and how it helps young English learners make meaning with text.

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Related Resources:
Joint Construction Writing Lesson Plan
Joint Construction of Text Lesson Template

After viewing the media above and on the previous page, think about the following questions and record your thoughts in the Reflection Journal below (or discuss them with your colleagues, either face-to-face or in an online community of practice).

  • What affirmed the things you already do in your instructional practice? What was new for you, or what was done in a different way than you’re familiar with?
  • In what ways do the instructional practices you viewed support language and literacy development for English learners? How might teachers use the CA ELD Standards as a guide to provide appropriate levels of scaffolding for students at different English language proficiency levels?
  • What instructional practices might you try out in your own classroom? How would you adjust the practices to ensure you’re meeting the needs of your English learners, and in particular, the focal student you identified in Unit 1?

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