Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for by Michaela Colombo

By Michaela Colombo

Excellent as a supplementary textual content for quite a few classes and as a advisor for in-service lecturers and for pro improvement settings, Teaching English Language freshmen: forty three thoughts for profitable K–8 Classrooms offers lecturers of all content material components with a vast, functional method of educating English language newbies within the standard school room setting.

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If ELLs have come from situations of trauma caused by war, extreme poverty, or uprooting, they may not wish to discuss their situations. 11. Conduct read-alouds in the language of the ELL (Freeman & Freeman, 2007). Other teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents are excellent resources for this task. Strategy in Action Mrs. Allen has only one day to prepare her class to welcome Jorge Alvarado into the classroom. As part of the morning meeting, Mrs. Allen shares the news that a new student will arrive, that his name is Jorge Alvarado, and that he is from the Dominican Republic.

In the following vignette, Mrs. Allen illustrates how she manages an inclusive classroom, including managing classroom space, setting culturally responsive rules and routines, establishing these routines within the classroom, and welcoming the newly arriving ELL. Mrs. Allen’s Fourth Grade Classroom Mrs. Joanne Allen has been teaching the fourth grade for over 20 years. Her student population has consisted of predominantly fully English proficient (FEP) learners who are classified as regular education students (for the purpose of this text, regular education students refers to students who can access the regular curriculum without modification [non-special needs, non-ELL students]).

Mrs. Allen understood that she would need to review Jorge’s placement data to ensure appropriate instruction for him, yet based on feedback she 18╇╇T e a c h i n g E n g l i s h L a n g u ag e L e a r n e r s had received from district and building ESOL professionals, Mrs. Allen was confident that she had already developed strategies for managing space, rules, and routines that created a supportive learning environment for ELLs and, therefore, a welcoming environment for Jorge. Managing Differentiation in Inclusive Classrooms Mrs.

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