Welcome to MoraModules! ¡Bienvenidos!
I am so pleased to offer a comprehensive website of research-validated best practices and the theoretical and pedagogical knowledge base for educating bilingual learners. Here is a description of the modules available for professional development and instruction.
California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Examination Study Guides
Teachers who are preparing to take the California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) examination will also find many useful modules as a study guide on the CTEL content.
For university faculty in teacher education and researcher, I offer bibliographies of theoretical and research articles and books on biliteracy, reading English as a second language, and effective schooling practices for language minority students. I anticipate that teacher educators and school district staff development coordinators will also find these modules helpful in preparing teachers for biliteracy and sheltered immersion instruction in different types of programs and classroom settings.Please visit my modules on second-language reading and reading in the content areas, as well as on how to use multicultural literature for teaching reading processes.I invite you to visit these modules and send me your comments and suggestions. For access to the CTEL Examination Study Guide for Tests 1 and Test 2, please see the Professional Development Level in the Products menu. For the CTEL Study Guide to all three tests, please see the Full Access Level in the Products menu.
California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Subtest IV Study Guide
Below is a list of the online instructional modules I have designed to prepare teacher candidates the Preliminary credentials under California legislation SB 2042 and AB 1059 and the Bilingual Authorization or Bilingual Emphasis credential. These MoraModules address theories, methods and techniques for instructing English language learners in bilingual, sheltered immersion and mainstream classrooms. There are modules for curriculum design, thematic unit planning, and lesson planning for L2 learners to guide and assist educators in improving second-language, literacy and content-area instruction. For access to the CSET Subtest IV Study Guide please go to the Full Access Level in the Products menu.
Spanish Language and Literacy Instruction
MoraModules offers a comprehensive curriculum for teaching Spanish language and literacy through lessons for developing initial reading and Spanish phonics. Dr. Mora provides a collection of “Onocuentos” to establish biliteracy learners’ knowledge of letter-sound associations and Spanish Word Study lessons to teach syllables, accentuation, compound words, prefixes and suffixes and much more. In addition, the Spanish Language Arts Curriculum offers lessons in points of Spanish semantics and grammar that are challenging for native English speakers who are becoming bilingual and biliterate in Spanish as a second language. Each lesson in Dr. Mora’s SLA Curriculum is accompanied by modules that describe and explain the theoretical and pedagogical foundations for teaching Spanish literacy so that teachers build their knowledge base for effective classroom practice and program design in dual language settings. Please also note that the MoraModules Spanish Language Arts Curriculum supports implementation of the Common Core en Español published by the San Diego County Office of Education under the leadership of Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes. Please see the Full Access Level in the Products menu.