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Did you know an average of 9%of the students in US Public schools are ELL’s (English Language Learners), according to National Center for Education Statistics. How do we reach these kids?
Here are some tips to help:
1. Use visuals
Try not to give all directions orally, use visuals to assist.
2. Use more group work
This way the ELL student can practice language with peers in a more personal setting.
3. Acknowledge their “silent period”
New ESL students will be quiet in the beginning. Please do not try to force them to speak.
4. Use sentence frames
It is difficult for all students to use their academic conversations. This is especially true for ESL students. To help, use a sentence frame like “I disagree with what ___ said because …”
5. Use pre-teaching
If you plan on introducing a new element to your students, why not give a copy of the new information to the ESL student ahead of time.