Baker (2017) writes that “it is essential that second language learners receive English language development, including a focus on oral language skills, and also that literacy instruction is differentiated, sheltered and scaffolded as needed to commensurate with students’ current language and literacy level.” These lesson plans are designed to introduce key concepts through visual and interactive methods to encourage increased understanding and utilize a wider range of methods to convey information. This project attempts to achieve a constructivist stance on learning, where learners are expected to interpret information based on their own diverse selves. There are no right and wrong ways to complete all the activities, teachers must observe the actions of the learners from an open-minded point of view. The aim of these plans are to help learners arrive to various levels of development and understandings (some focused on curriculum objectives) while helping them to build self- confidence and a positive disposition towards learning.
Baker, C., & Wright, W. E. (2017). Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism. 6th Ed. (pp.304-328). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.