ESL Students “Strategies that work!”
Good Teaching Practices <ul><li>All of us  MUST  use effective, efficient ESL strategies because we may have L2 learners t...
What to watch for… <ul><li>Cooperative learning fully implemented—INTERDEPENDENCE!! (just  because they sit together, not ...
Teachers must… <ul><li>Speak  more slowly  but at a natural rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Enunciate  clearly . </li></ul><ul><li...
Giving Directions <ul><li>Give directions in “ESL” </li></ul><ul><li>Break down complex tasks into simpler steps. </li></u...
Building Vocabulary <ul><li>Sound (solid) investment </li></ul><ul><li>Before & during each lesson </li></ul>
Keys to Unlocking Vocabulary and Concept Development <ul><li>Use gestures, body language & visuals (pictures and realia) <...
Student Interaction <ul><li>Buddy Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Think-Pair-Share </li></ul><ul><li>Put your heads together </li><...
Shadow Talk <ul><li>Dominant English Student states answer. </li></ul><ul><li>English Acquirer says the answer with the Do...
Checking for Understanding <ul><li>“ Wh…” questions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Proof” questions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Funny” questi...
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  1. 1. ESL Students “Strategies that work!”
  2. 2. Good Teaching Practices <ul><li>All of us MUST use effective, efficient ESL strategies because we may have L2 learners that we teach in English at some time in the day!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. What to watch for… <ul><li>Cooperative learning fully implemented—INTERDEPENDENCE!! (just because they sit together, not coop learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers assigned to teach reading groups with ESL students must understand ESL methodology! </li></ul><ul><li>Regrouping and placement of ESL students—place aggressively so they are exposed to a higher level of language. Provide support and scaffolding and have high expectations!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Teachers must… <ul><li>Speak more slowly but at a natural rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Enunciate clearly . </li></ul><ul><li>Use simpler, shorter sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Rephrase, repeat, clarify . </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize new vocabulary, idioms or abstract concepts . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Giving Directions <ul><li>Give directions in “ESL” </li></ul><ul><li>Break down complex tasks into simpler steps. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop and ask questions of the students. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Building Vocabulary <ul><li>Sound (solid) investment </li></ul><ul><li>Before & during each lesson </li></ul>
  7. 7. Keys to Unlocking Vocabulary and Concept Development <ul><li>Use gestures, body language & visuals (pictures and realia) </li></ul><ul><li>Point to visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Use labels to make connections </li></ul><ul><li>Display vocabulary, messages, etc. around the room and school. </li></ul><ul><li>Use students’ ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Role play, use physical activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Student Interaction <ul><li>Buddy Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Think-Pair-Share </li></ul><ul><li>Put your heads together </li></ul><ul><li>Teach each other </li></ul><ul><li>Turn to your partner </li></ul><ul><li>Shadow Talk </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shadow Talk <ul><li>Dominant English Student states answer. </li></ul><ul><li>English Acquirer says the answer with the Dominant English Student </li></ul><ul><li>English Acquirer answers without help from Dominant English Student. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Checking for Understanding <ul><li>“ Wh…” questions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Proof” questions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Funny” questions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Confirmation” checks </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tell me more” </li></ul>
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