PreK-1st Grade English Learner Instruction

These videos portray students interacting in meaningful ways around complex texts, analyzing language choices, and unpacking academic vocabulary. Resources in this collection reflect evidence-based recommendations from the WWC Practice Guides: Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade and Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School.

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Repeated Interactive Read-Aloud in Kindergarten

English Learners

In this video, the teacher engages her kindergarten students in thinking, listening, and speaking during an interactive read-aloud with a rich literary text.  

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School Example

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Academic Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten

English Learners

Watch the teacher as she uses a variety of strategies to support her students to learn a new general academic vocabulary word from a rich literary text she has just read aloud.  

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School Example

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A Teaching Routine for Academic Vocabulary in Grades PreK–1

English Learners

This video walks viewers through a 3-step routine for teaching new vocabulary to young children that includes lots of opportunities to practice using the new word in different ways—through...

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School Example

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