ESOL Powerpoint- Strategies to help ELL students understand grammar Strategies to help ELL students understand grammar Strategies to help ELL students understand grammar BY: ANNALISA ENGSTROM
Expert Groups/ Sentence detectives
Word of the day- multiple languages
Choice Prompts/ Writing Derby
Amazing teaching strategies for teaching ELL students!
Personal favorites: Inquiry Charts, Big Books, Chants, Scientist Awards, Compare and Contrast, Response Journals, Found poetry, and Sentence Pattern.
There is a plethora of resources and opportunities for application
One of the strategies used for GLAD
Teaches All parts of speech to a tune
When applied the learning is immediate- it will stick in your students minds
Many, many options...
One of my favorite frames includes this form for a summary sentence:
Example: The big bad wolf wanted to eat one of the three little pigs, but he was unsuccessful in his attempts to blow down a house so he climbed down a chimney.
Students set personal goals- they decide to become experts at an aspect of a lesson (i.e. strong ending, internal commas, hooks, paragraphs, activity directions...
Whenever a student is absent or confused ask for an expert teacher. Students love to help their peers and will be attentive to teacher directions, so that they may get the chance to be the Expert.
- Teach one vocabulary word daily - Create a hand action to match and use it as a transition cue - Encourage multi-lingual students to teach the word in their first language and teach the class - Post the words around the room and refer to often (Build a part of speech word wall - Post the words around the room and refer to often (Build a part of speech word wall - Post the words around the room and refer to often (Build a part of speech word wall - Post the words around the room and refer to often (Build a part of speech word wall Word of the Day
Students read multiple picture books
Notice author craft
Students choose a book or author to mimic
Students write their own story version
Celebrate the accomplishment
Choice Prompts/ Writing Derby
Allow students to choose between prompts for quick writes
Students generate writing for 5 minutes, then count words, and graph their progress (fast visual for student and teacher)
This can be extended later to any focus in writing (i.e. have students count mind-movie sentences or vivid verbs or helping verbs)
It is simple; students with a reluctance for writing will gladly play this basic “game.”
Sensory Field Trip
When teaching the five senses, first provide understanding with visual cueing cards and real world examples- fresh oranges, bird calls, a fan...
Once students have a grasp, take them on a field trip of the school- the corridors, the outside field, a different classroom- and have them classify the different senses. Allow students only a few minutes in each location. They will be focused and intent on identifying as many different senses as they can.
This can then be expanded on with a poetry lesson.
Sites to look into...
Bilingual Site of books and authors: http://www.colorincolorado.org/read