+ Key Components to Successfully Teaching ELL’s Presented by: Meghan Roberts Magruder Fall 2012
+What does ELLmean?ELL stands for EnglishLanguage Learner.ELL’s are students who areexposed to another languagein their homes and arelearning English.
+ Key Components in Teaching ELLs Be Understanding As an educator, it is important our focus is on making ALL students feel safe and secure in their learning environment. Be Patient Just as all students learn differently and at different paces, so do ELLs. Be Positive When working with ELLs be sure to focus on the positive – focus on what the child does understand.
+ Key Components in Lesson Planning Defining key vocabulary Remember that academic language can be more difficult to learn than social language. At the beginning of each lesson, be sure to define key vocabulary words. This is helpful for all students not just ELLs. Scaffold Lessons It is important to scaffold all lessons. Focus on a small portion of the unit/skill at a time and build onto it as the students master each small portion. Build in Review ELL students need repetition of new material. Be sure to incorporate a myriad of instructional strategies and tools for each unit/skill.
+ Tips I Have Found Helpful Engagement Successfully incorporating technology into lessons will help engage your students and keep them participating in the lessons. Share Time Students learn so much from their peers. It’s important that as teachers, we allow our students time to share and talk about what they have learned. Sharing with peers allows students to catch information they may have missed as well, clarify any questions they may have, and process further what they have just learned.
+ Helpful Resources http://www.colorincolorado.org/ Provides resources for parents and educators Brainpop Jr – www.brainpopjr.com Provides quick, simple, and educational videos on topics in all subject areas. Word Their Way Written by Donald Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, and Francine Johnston. Includes lots of picture sorts used to help students gain a greater understanding of phonics and vocabulary.
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