ELL Support in the Classroom

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ELL Support in the Classroom by Mind Map: ELL Support in the Classroom

1. Make it visual

1.1. ELL students have a harder time processing spoken language, so basic directions for classroom procedures should be wiremen on the board whenever possible. Concepts that are more challenging should be diagrammed or supported with pictures

2. Group Work

2.1. students need to engage with one another, to create a bigger bond within the ELL students and the students. This means less teacher-led, whole class instruction, and more small groups, where students can practice language with their peers in a more personal, lower-risk setting; less pressure for the student

3. Incorporate Students' Native Language

3.1. when introducing a topic encourage students to preview it in materials in their home language, then teach the subject in English, and then get the student to review in in their home language. With the help of technology, google translate is available to help you navigate and learn their language as well to make them more comfortable

4. Increase the family and school members involvements

4.1. no matter what language you or the student's speak, support from others is a big key to academic success. ELL families are often at a disadvantage when it comes to supporting their child because of language and cultural barriers. When parents are involved in their child's learning will be able to help them out by being involved

5. Increase Writing Opportunities

5.1. the ability to write effectively and accurately to convey a message is an important skill for students. When students discuss their writing they are able to see their thoughts and statements from someone else's perspective and they gain awareness of their own language development

6. Clearly Communicate Objectives

6.1. dedicate a section of the whiteboard to listing both content and language objectives for each lesson. Review the objectives with students are the end of the lesson to make sure that you all accomplished what you set out to do

7. Be flexible with assessments

7.1. ELL students will be more successful if they are assess in ways that allow them to use all of their resources and skills to show what they know. For example, if a math problem was too hard, can they understand better when they hear the problem read aloud? Off-course each students are different but you gotta find what works for these students

8. Actively Involve Learners

8.1. ELL students will better understand the concept when they are actively involved in what they are learning. This means, actively checking up on them, making sure you are asking them if they are having troubles with anything and assisting them if they are struggling. When there is something to do in the classroom, pick the student but don't make them seem like you are picking on them or don't make it seem like you have favouritism either.