Teaching Strategies for English Learners (PDF)
Channel One News offers real-world opportunities for the development of a working content vocabulary for English language learners. This user guide for teachers of English learners will help improve students’ English proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Combine these teaching strategies with the existing Channel One News curriculum to maximize the instructional value of Channel One News content for students learning English.
Pre-Writing Graphic Organizers
Use the following graphic organizers to support writing activities outlined in the Teaching Strategies:
- Writing Prompt T-Chart (PDF): Compare information from the video and the slideshow.
- Writing Prompt Worksheet (PDF): Pull all of the information together in a coherent essay structure.
Use these rubrics to assess students in writing, conversation and presentation across grades 3–12.
An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy used before viewing to activate students’ prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic. Then it checks for understanding after viewing. See our anticipation guide model (PDF) for sample statements. Learn more about how to use anticipation guides with your students.
This Media Literacy Venn diagram allows students to compare and contrast headlines from different sources about the same event to help students understand how word choice and syntax can change messages and meaning.
Use these graphic organizers to support students as they take notes during or after viewing the show. In our video library, you can filter videos by Skills and Strategies, including cause and effect, problem and solution, compare and contrast, and fact and opinion. Browse our videos to find good content to support the development of these comprehension strategies. Learn more about how to use them in your classroom.
- Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer (PDF) (and the Cause Effect Student Model)
- Problem and Solution Graphic Organizer (PDF) (and the Problem and Solution Student Model)
- Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer (PDF) (and the Compare Contrast Student Model)
- Fact and Opinion Graphic Organizer (PDF) (and the Fact Opinion Student Model)