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Ch 7: ELL Instructional Practices for Indiana

About This Chapter

There are various instructional practices that ELL teachers can adopt; in some cases, practices can vary from state to state. In this chapter, you will have the opportunity to view general and Indiana state-specific practices which you will find effective if preparing for professional certification exams or classroom study.

ELL Instructional Practices for Indiana - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains lessons that explore such topics as inclusion models, the teaching of reading and speaking strategies, differentiated instruction and scaffolding. You will learn how to apply these various practices to develop a students' oral communication and literacy skills.

Some lessons focus on the instruction model and use of data to plan ELL instruction in Indiana schools. After you finish your review of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain aspects of the Response to Instruction Approach in Indiana
  • Apply evidence-based instructional strategies in Indiana
  • Define Sheltered English Immersion
  • Describe ESL inclusion models and the benefits of inclusion
  • Discuss differentiated and scaffolding instruction strategies
  • Use data-driven grouping practices to facilitate language development in ELL students
  • Create developmentally appropriate ELL curriculum
  • Employ metacognitive strategies and strategies to teach reading, speaking and critical-thinking skills

These video and text lessons are taught by expert instructors in the field and are accessible 24/7 from any device. Print lesson transcripts to use as quick reference tools and use your Dashboard to mark your progress through the chapter. Short quizzes assess the depth of your knowledge about each topic addressed in these lessons.

12 Lessons in Chapter 7: ELL Instructional Practices for Indiana
Sheltered English Immersion: Definition, History & Impact

1. Sheltered English Immersion: Definition, History & Impact

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) aims to teach ELL grade-level content standards while simultaneously enhancing students' English proficiency. In this lesson, learn about the history, impact and use of SEI in classrooms across the country.

Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

2. Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn strategies for differentiating your instruction for English Language Learners in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

ESL Inclusion Models for the Classroom

3. ESL Inclusion Models for the Classroom

In this lesson, you will learn about various types of inclusion models for the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom, including examples of strategies for implementation.

Benefits of Inclusion for ESL Students

4. Benefits of Inclusion for ESL Students

The language barrier presents clear challenges to English as a second language (ESL) students in school. This lesson describes how an inclusion setting benefits ESL students in acquiring language, content knowledge and social skills.

Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

5. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners

There has been an increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to become successful in the classroom. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Scaffolding Strategies that Support Academic Language Proficiency

6. Scaffolding Strategies that Support Academic Language Proficiency

In this lesson, we'll explore scaffolding strategies to improve academic language proficiency for ELLs. We'll go over how to use their primary language in the classroom and contextualize language, as well as how to assess and reteach if needed.

Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits

7. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits

Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.

How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

8. How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

Choosing material that is both age and skill level appropriate can be tricky for any teacher. This article explains the concept behind selecting appropriate curriculum and shares methods of determining levels.

Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources

9. Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources

Do you remember learning to speak English? Most native speakers don't, and this can make it hard to teach someone else speaking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at various forms of spoken language acquisition as well as guidelines for instruction.

Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students

10. Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students

Reading strategies help improve student literacy, but which strategies are appropriate for English as a second language (ESL) students? How can teachers incorporate reading strategies into their instruction to improve ESL students' literacy skills? Keep reading to find out.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

11. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

12. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.

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